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Showcase Canon 400mm f/5.6L

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by jonathanscv, Oct 6, 2011.

 
 
  1. jonathanscv

    jonathanscv Mu-43 Rookie

    Another test shot~~
     

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  2. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

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  3. gsk3

    gsk3 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Nice. Thanks for posting. Do you have your OM-D set up for focus peaking? If not, might want to. Any extreme telephoto has extremely narrow DOF, even at f/5.6, and without a ground glass focusing screen you'll either need autofocus or some sort of focus assist to avoid the back-focusing evident in your frame.
     
  4. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Thanks

    I am now trying out the Art Filter 11 on the EM5 to enable focus accuracy and will post some more results if it works.

    David
     
  5. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    A lucky shot with the Gf1 and EF 400mm f5.6L. My husband had the tractor parked in front of the feeder, so I used that as a blind.
    I pre-focused on the feeder and shot the bird hovering just above it. Not cropped, the bird was that close.

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  6. gsk3

    gsk3 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 29, 2012
    Cool. Looking forward to the results.

    Judy that shot is spec(tac)ular!
     
  7. tradesmith45

    tradesmith45 Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 13, 2012
    Oregon
    Aperture Ring?

    Nice photos. This looks like an option for wildlife shots.

    When I look up photos of this lens, I don't see an aperture ring. Do these have one or is there some other way to stop down for exposure?
     
  8. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    No there is no aperture ring but at f5.6 on a m4/3rds you wouldn't want to go more than one stop smaller before the dreaded diffraction sets in. On my Canon 7D I only ever use this lens at 5.6 or maybe 7.1 and I am happy with this.

    David
     
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  9. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    I guess I'm bored with winter. For jollies I decided to see how much reach I can get with the 400 f5.6L and my Gf1. This is the International Space Station as it flew over tonight, processed in Capture One and cropped.

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    This is the original image before cropping and making adjustments. The ISS is the white dot just above center.

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  10. kevwilfoto

    kevwilfoto Mu-43 Veteran

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    Sep 23, 2011
    Colorado
    Wow! These all look sooo much better than what I get from my cheap Tokina 400/5.6.
     
  11. chonbhoy

    chonbhoy Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 23, 2013
    Scottish Highlands
    Beautiful shot!
     
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  12. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    This is a very nice lens. I can't wait until Olympus comes out with a long m43 tele this good:

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  13. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    This thread needs updating. I've been using this lens quite a lot since getting my E-M1, and it's now one of my favorite combinations. Manual focus vs. autofocus is about 50-50, as far as being a blessing or a curse with bird photography. Manual focus shines for birds perched in trees, where swaying branches and moving leaves confuse autofocus. On the other hand, I miss having autofocus for moving targets. All in all, the lens definitely has a place for birds and wildlife with m43 cameras. It handles well on a body the size of the E-M1, especially with the optional grip. The added weight of the grip really helps balance the lens.

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  14. JimUSNY

    JimUSNY Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 5, 2013
    Mid Hudson Valley NY
    Jim
    Plus you get IS which you cant get on a canon body with this lens
     
  15. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    It works amazingly well for most things, but for birds, I've taken to using a monopod. The support gives me more time to achieve really sharp focus on the bird's eyes, and the results are noticeable.
     
  16. Rick F

    Rick F Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 5, 2015
    UK
    Rick
    Great photo's Judy. Are you using the MB adapter with this lens?
     
  17. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    They've made a pretty amazing 500mm f/4 IS lens however I'm unsure if it will ever be released... it would be no doubt also be stupendously expensive :) 
    It really depends on if they think the market exists for such a highly specialized lens (both it and the 300mm are really showcases of what they can design, somewhat like SHG for 4/3).
     
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