Originally Posted by Cpi2011
Great set of wonderful photographs. I love your all photos collection very much. Thanks a lot for sharing with us !!
Thanks very much for the positive feedback!
Originally Posted by dhackett
Thanks for these - some lovely shots. I'm out to Africa this summer and have recently bought the 100-400 to go with my 500D. In my first few plays I'm also struggling to get sharp shots. What did you do different with pic 3 that makes it so crisp? Nice to see that the pairing is capable of sharp shots given the right conditions!
The lens can be wonderfully sharp but I kind of got inconsistent results with mine which may be I wasn't using a fast enough shutter speed because of the light. If you are worried your lens might not be sharp trying using a tripod and live view + manual focus (zoomed in) to focus and see how it turns out. Some lenses are sharper than others. I also found the 100-400 on a 500D to be very front heavy, a battery grip helps a lot with balance, I picked up a genuine canon one in as new condition (couldn't tell it from new) not only does it help the balance it also means you wont have to change battery when you are in the middle of shooting something. Where about in Africa are you heading? Also as mentioned below I read about UV filter issues and so never put one on, digital cameras don't really need a UV filter either tbh.