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  1. Tony how’s your 400 doing? I’m loving mine and can see never using my 100-400 again. I just returned from a trip and used it with the A9 and the 1.4 and 2x converters and also sometimes with the A6400 to get out to effectively 1200mm. All worked great. I also got the drop-in polarizer which is great too. However the whole collapsible hood is not great. I’m using the Sony hood and had to change to using different camera packs.
  2. Mine arrived in the store last Friday and I picked it up yesterday. I installed the Wimberley foot on it and at the moment I am using a Lenscoat travel hood and lens cap so that it fits into my pack alongside other stuff. I’ll have to test that all later this week as I’ll be going on a trip next week.
  3. Yes and that Wimberley foot has Arca-Swiss built in.
  4. To be clear, the TCs only work with those lens but of course any of those lens and teleconverter combinations will work with either the full-frame or APS-C cameras like the A6500.
  5. I only ever use the 2x on the 100-400 with the A9 where it’s my understanding that the PDAF works to f11.
  6. I have both the 1.4x and 2.x teles and have used them a fair bit with my 100-400 and 70-200 with A9 and A7RIII. I think Sony’s teleconverters are very good but in my experience the 2x slows the AF noticeably and affects the image quality. I only use it when I have no choice whereas I feel very comfortable with the performance of the 1.4x.
  7. Awesome to hear you got yours. My dealer told me mine is supposed to arrive this week which would be about right since I ordered mine a week after you placed your order. Fingers crossed.
  8. Yeah I’ve been trying lots of ways to get a better ETA or accelerate the delivery but nothing. I’ve currently been told end of March. You may also be interested in this thread here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4367178. I’ve been participating in the discussion. I’m all ready for mine and got a bigger backpack in preparation as well as the Wimberley AP-609 replacement foot just to reduce the profile of it a bit (mostly for travel). Bit of discussion around that here: https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4361161.
  9. Pat, nice stuff. I have the 24-105 and I love it. However recently I took the 24 1.4 out and used it wide open for all kinds of travel style shots and I was very happy with it. However I did have other lenses for wildlife and other types of photography. https://photos.creativityatscale.com/sony-24mm-f14-travel-photography
  10. Here’s a video I made of a recent session photographing the whooper swans of Hokkaido. All photos taken with the A7RIII, 100-400 GM and 1.4x teleconverter.
  11. I’m mostly a wildlife guy hoping to get into some sports photography There are rumours of 500 or 600 e-mount lenses but who knows when. The 400 f2.8 is by all accounts fantastic. I have one on order and if it works out I may sell a bunch of other stuff (including possibly my 100-400) to make up for it.
  12. It’s a fantastic lens. I use it with the 1.4x all the time for wildlife and it’s served me well. I agree that H+ is not great for moving targets on the A7RIII and typically use the A9 when the action is fast although I don’t end up with as many pixels to work with in post. I’ve shot with the A7RIII and A9 in various combinations with the 100-400 and the 70-200 f2.8 and the 1.4x and 2x teleconverters alongside other people using Nikon or Canon and have always felt that I’ve been able to do as much if not more because the more compact gear allowed me to more easily have everything on-hand for travel or even for handholding.
  13. Tony did you get an ETA on your lense? I am trying to get an ETA on mine. I love my 100-400 but if things work out with the 400 I’m making tentative plans to convert to just carying the 400 and the 70-200 2.8. This would give me a constant aperture setup and with reasonable flexibility with the two teleconverters.
  14. I moved to Sony a little while ago and I'm definitely convinced that it's a great system. Currently I use the A7RIII and A9 and the 100-400 and 70-200 f2.8 and the 1.4 and 2.0 teleconverters in various combinations although I'll soon be replacing the 100-400 with the 400 f2.8 in my typical kit. I am often shooting alongside other photographers using other systems and while they are typically lugging heavier or slower gear I can be more nimble and travel a heck of a lot easier and sometimes even get shots they miss because they are dealing with so much heavy stuff with longer setup, having to use the tripod when I can handhold, etc. Especially when I'm using the A9, based on shutter sounds I hear around me and then comparing the images, that when some important action happens, I can often be one of the first to start capturing the action and have a higher chance to get the perfect moment with a faster burst rate. All images in the first seven albums on this page: https://photos.creativityatscale.com/wildlife were all captured using some combination of the gear I described above.
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