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Re: What is Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM used for? Any good for birds photography?

You met an OCD deer Smiley Happy

 

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Re: What is Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM used for? Any good for birds photography?

I have decided that I would get thee 300mm 2.8 IS Mark I for now. I've been playing around with my 70-200 2.8 ii with 2x iii ET and the quality of the image is pretty decent. I would imagine the same quality when using the 300 2.8 IS i with the extender.

 

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Re: What is Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM used for? Any good for birds photography?

It all depends on what YOU are happy with. Nobody else!  Too me the shot is a little soft.

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Re: What is Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM used for? Any good for birds photography?

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I agreed, the photo could be a touch sharper, I wished I had the cable release with me at the time. That said, keep in mind, I was hiding underneath a small enclosure I built using PVC pipes, covered by canvas to allow me to sneak up to the birds. It was a windy day and the canvas keep flying everywhere, so one hand was occupied holding the thing down.

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"That said, keep in mind, I was hiding underneath a small enclosure I built using PVC pipes, covered by canvas to allow me to sneak up to the birds. It was a windy day and the canvas keep flying everywhere, so one hand was occupied holding the thing down."

 

All, every photographer, have and make excuses. You my friend have arrived. Smiley Happy  Well on your way!

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