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    Posted: 03 February 2019 at 10:31
I don't always have time for using it, but it's a pleasure to find such time. The fantastic sharpness, the ability to isolate subjects, I love this lens.
So I took it to the local zoo (once more) on a slightly overcast day with sunny spells.

#1 A bird I don't know


#2 Everybody needs a friend


#3 The Maestro


#4 The lioness (behind small OoF branches)


#5 I see you


#6 Only eyes


#7 What's that?


#8 Asleep


#9 Vulture mugshot


#10 Gathering building material


#11 Scruffy


#12 Jaguar


#13 Pelican
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#14 The eye of a blue heron


Maybe a few too many, but I had a hard time picking the best ones
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(all taken with Sony A9 and 100400GM ((That I am very enthusiastic about))
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Post Options Post Options   Quote C_N_RED_AGAIN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 10:47
It Is incredible. I love mine. Btw it looses very little resolution or focusing speed with the 1.4 tele
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 11:49
Nice pictures

I am happy with my 70-400G and I am wondering how much better the 100-400GM is at this kind of distances. Just wish it was a bit longer...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 12:10
Very impressive images taken with an obviously fine lens. I also wonder how it differs from the SAL70400G which also delivers fine IQ over a similar range?
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I had the 70-400mm and now have the 100-400mm.

The 100-400mm is touch sharper at long end and bokeh is fair bit nicer. It also focusses slightly faster than the 70-400mm. Also with 1.4X it performs rather well compared to 70-400mm which doesn't AF at all. Its also weathersealed and I don't think the 70-400 was. Stabilisation works better with 100-400mm but of course I only had the A99 back then so with the A99ii it may be comparable. Overall its a better lens.

But you don't get the 70mm wide end which I miss greatly. If you are landscape shooter like me 70-400mm+16-35+50mm prime basically covered everything for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 13:46
Thanks for the kind remarks.

I am in the same situation as Anand (nandbytes). I had the 70400 (V1) and now have the 100-400, with a 1.4X converter.
With the 70400 I also had the 1.4X and 2.0X converter.
I considered the latter practically worthless. Autofocus didn't work and it was soft.

I liked my 70400 on and A99 a lot though. I only sold it because I didn't use it enough.

As Anand said the 100400 is (a tad) sharper, much better autofocus and quicker too and better bokeh.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 15:01
Thank you for your insights
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Post Options Post Options   Quote WestCoastCannuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 16:13
Great shots! The combo certainly looks hard to beat - no argument here.

A very productive zoo visit here! So many outstanding captures - and almost impossible to pick a fave.

2, 3, 10, 12, 13 and 14 ALL stand out for me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 16:37
A great set with a great combo. I like the thigyt framing throughout the set. Thanks for reminding me that the zoo is a nice idea for some shooting , although I will have to work with old gear, the 70-400m1
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2019 at 21:26
I have to complain that this is again a misleading title for this thread: no single picture of the lens!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 February 2019 at 09:28
Thanks Fred, Mike

Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

I like the tight framing throughout the set.
Tight framing helps in removing cluttered backgrounds or Zoo backgrounds.

Originally posted by hezu hezu wrote:

I have to complain that this is again a misleading title for this thread: no single picture of the lens!
Sorry, there wasn't enough light to take decent shots of the lens
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