Forumsee logo
Forumsee » Photography » Cameras and Equipment » Read message
RSS: Subscribe to RSS

Canon - very nasty surprise for Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM owners

Canon SLR Lens Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review - forums.dpreview.com
Hello Gents, bought the new Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens and have done a lot of testing past weekend with shocking revelations.

With my EOS 7D body the lens autofocus behaves slower with increased focal lenght. On 400mm the AF is very slow and lazy, practically unusable for taking pictures of fast moving objects, for example airshow spotting which is my hobby and job.

Made a video of the AF test you can check here. The same result I`m getting with older bodies like 40D, 30D.

my test

I tested the same lens with my friend`s EOS 7D mark II with result as you can see on the youtube video here. This guy is doing the same with EOS 1D X body.

AF testing with 1D X body

Is there anyone with the same experience? Is my lens somehow damaged and not working with older EOS cameras with inferior AF system than pro cameras. Then please be aware the old Canon EF100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS USM will be much faster than 100-400 II on your EOS 7D.

El
Date: Jun 9, 2015    Labels: Canon


Last videos:

Chris Nicollos from the Camera store previews the D850
Chris Nicollos from the Camera store previews the D850
Chris Nicollos from the Camera store previews the D850
Chris Nicollos from the Camera store previews the D850
Jared Polin - looks at the D850 Raw files IQ
Jared Polin - looks at the D850 Raw files IQ
Aurora 2018 for PC
Aurora 2018 for PC
4K 60P: Runners and Running on the Hudson
4K 60P: Runners and Running on the Hudson
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !
6K Sony VENICE E mount camera !

Tags

Cars ·
Travel ·
Pets ·
production-frontend