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    200-400 test chart images

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    Nice catch! The plan is to post the test chart results to the news section on Monday. ;-)

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    Pretty sharp. Still, the 600/4L IS II is slightly sharper, and the 600 II + 1.4xIII is noticeably sharper (and 280mm longer) than the 200-400 @ 560mm with the internal TC. Glad I went ahead with the 600 II instead of waiting for the 200-400/4+1.4x to hit the shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neuroanatomist View Post
    Pretty sharp. Still, the 600/4L IS II is slightly sharper, and the 600 II + 1.4xIII is noticeably sharper (and 280mm longer) than the 200-400 @ 560mm with the internal TC. Glad I went ahead with the 600 II instead of waiting for the 200-400/4+1.4x to hit the shelves.
    +1 The 600 arrives on Friday But a safari trip is coming up and I would think that the 200-400 would be just the right thing to use there.

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    http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...mp=4&APIComp=0

    And even at the longest it goes, inbuilt 1.4x and external 2xIII ... the corners are still better than the 70-300 non-L (although marginally worse in the centre).

    now the question (which i don't have to answer until I win the lottery):
    70-300L + 500/4 or 600/4 OR
    70-200L + 200-400L OR
    85/1.8 + 100/2.0 + 135L + 200-400L?
    An awful lot of electrons were terribly inconvenienced in the making of this post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Croubie View Post
    now the question (which i don't have to answer until I win the lottery):
    70-300L + 500/4 or 600/4 OR
    70-200L + 200-400L OR
    85/1.8 + 100/2.0 + 135L + 200-400L?
    Honestly, I'd like to hear why you would consider buying both the 500/4 and 600/4. Every time I go dreaming through the "product catalog", I find myself "buying" the odd-hundreds first (300/2.8, 500/4), then circling back for the even-hundreds (200/2, 400/2.8, 600/4). The odds are lighter and cheaper by a long-shot. For that matter, I find the 400DO making its way into my list, and fairly high up. That thing is so easy to shoot with, does really well with a 1.4x, though it does need just a little bit of help in post.

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