Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Catmendo

Extender???

Recommended Posts

I would like to hear from some of you more experienced guys on Canon's Extender's. My main question is this. Will my 100-400mm retain its ability to remain sharp when using an extender???

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What will happen with the 100-400 is its ability to focus. On any non 1 series camera you will lose auto focus capability above an aperture of f5.6. So when you add the 1.4 or 2x converter your aperture will exceed that.

There is a procedure to tape pins on the converter to stop the lens from reporting aperture so you can retain auto focus. This is hap-hazard at best. I was able to get it to work on occasion when I owned that lens but the auto focus speed slowed down way to much to be useful.

Kenko converters have been said to work with this combo but the loss of IQ and focus speed make this a last resort attempt at longer reach in my opinion.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

but the auto focus speed slowed down way to much to be useful.

The Af speed has to be faster than someone like me attempting to manual focus. grin I have the Kenko 1.4 and have used it just once, to try it out. I should just sell it. I always forget I even have it in my bag. I grew up with manual focus cameras and lenses. Unfortunately, I got older. wink It takes me much more time and is a lot tougher to get a sharp photo, if I can't rely on AF. Here is one of a few shots I took with the Kenko on my 100-400. I think it's sharp enough, but the coloring in the stomach, seems a bit weird. This bugger was quite aways from me.

3122555083_ab5b5a9ffd_o.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stu, autofocusing aside, in very good light with a subject close to you that requires little or no cropping, the IQ is still good. Add either less than optimal light or a distant subject and it falls off too much.

I used the Kenko 1.4 and the Canon 1.4 on the 100-400 and, like X-T, eventually forgot they were in the bag and relied on woodscraft to get closer to the subject.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'm thinkin of gettin one of these with my Cabela's credit card bucks. Anybody here got one?

I've been tempted. I'd like to see one in person, so to speak, to find out if you can see anything coming from the side of you.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great commentary gents and good sound advice! In the future, as I continue to evolve along in the world of photography, I will now begin to plan a strategy for a budget that will be geared towards the purchase of a lens with more reach. Like most of you, I would love to go out and purchase something in the neighbourhood of a 600mm. So with that said, that's what I will set my sights on.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stu, you might think in terms of the 500 instead. It's 8 pounds instead of the 12 pounds of the 600, with nearly as much reach, and it resolves more sharply than your 100-400. Even strong guys have trouble handholding the 600, so it's pretty much always a monopod or tripod deal, and that can get cumbersome. I can handhold the 500 for up to a minute or two at a time with no trouble. I can't say the same for the times I've shot the 600.

Just some more food for thought.

Also, any of the Canon telephoto prime lenses can take the 1.4 TC without the loss of image quality you get on the 100-400/TC.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this