01 April 2020

Birds in Flight with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6l IS USM Lens

Little Egret in Flight - W.oodbridge Island Cape T.own
Little Egret in Flight with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
I recently had the opportunity for testing the older Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens paired with a Canon EOS 7D Mark II.  My preferred lens for  Birds in Flight photography is the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6LUSM lens and have also tested the Canon Ef 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6l IS II USM lens on numerous occasions.

I've never used this lens before, but was pleasantly surprised with the Autofocus application and the overall image quality (when compared to my reference in using the other 400mm lenses). There is still some life in the old glass....

Equipment (Birds In Flight Photography)
  • Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera body
  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6l IS USM Lens
  • Sandisk Extreme Plus SDHC™ UHS-I Card 95MB/s 32 GB

Exposure / Focus Settings
  • Manual Mode Settings / Lens AF On
  • Shutter speed: 1/3200s
  • Aperture: f/5.6
  • Focal length 400mm
  • Auto ISO (ISO 400)
  • Continuous shooting mode (10 fps) / AI Servo
  • AI Servo / AF Mode Option (Wide Zone AF / Case 1)
  • Lens AF On / No IS / Handheld

Post-Processing
Adobe Lightroom 9: Cropping. Colour correction / Lens profile correction. RAW to JPEG conversion.

Birds in Flight Location
Woodbridge Island Milnerton, Cape Town

 
Juvenile Black.-Cr.owned Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Juvenile Black.-Cr.owned Heron in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Little Egret in Flight - W.oodbridge Island Cape T.own
Little Egret in Flight - W.oodbridge Island Cape T.own

Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Yellow-Billed Duck in Flight - Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Blacksmith Plover in Flight- Woodbridge Island Cape Town
Blacksmith Plover in Flight- Woodbridge Island Cape Town

Swift Tern in Flight - Woodbridge Island
Swift Tern in Flight - Woodbridge Island

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