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Be sure to turn on lens comp/shading if the body has it, to compensate for vignetting.
I always shoot raw and always have these compensation settings turned off. Some people over on dpreview have gone to the bottom to find out why they got some weird banding in their pictures and it appeared to be caused by the lens compensation and shading compensation settings of the (Sony) cameras, even in the raw files. So my advice: if you shoot raw, turn all compensation settings off. Any serious raw editor is capable of applying lens corrections and often will do that automatically.

I suppose in-camera corrections are relevant for shooting jpeg, but I have no knowledge of that.
 

Ziggy99

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Haven't found any banding on the A9.

Any evidence that fixing vignetting in post is otherwise better than in-camera?

For info, my first TC was replaced by Sony but the second was just as bad.

Since cropping is normal with bird shooting it's not a big issue for me.
 
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Haven't found any banding on the A9.

Any evidence that fixing vignetting in post is otherwise better than in-camera?
Here's a link to the discussions on dpreview. As said, I always shoot raw and have all compensations turned off permanently. I never have done tests for myself to see the difference because I want the camera to mess as little as possible with the raw files, so I cannot present any evidence myself. I just wanted to warn other users for possible unexpected problems.
 

Zenith

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ILCE-6400    Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)    400mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 500
 

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The longer I use that lens the more impressed I become.
It's fast to focus and relatively compact. It does very well with the 1.4 TC and quite well with the 2x TC in good light and/or enough pixels on the subject. And that gives you a range of 100 to 800 mm.
You can end up shooting at f8 or f11 so subject isolation isn't a strength but BIF are usually fine and AF still remarkably capable.
 

Zenith

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The longer I use that lens the more impressed I become.
It's fast to focus and relatively compact. It does very well with the 1.4 TC and quite well with the 2x TC in good light and/or enough pixels on the subject. And that gives you a range of 100 to 800 mm.
You can end up shooting at f8 or f11 so subject isolation isn't a strength but BIF are usually fine and AF still remarkably capable.
I like this lens also. On APS-C body I can get eqivalent of 600mm full-frame. Thinking also to buy 200-600mm instead of 100-400mm but I just like versatility of 100-400. Decisions, decisions....
ILCE-6400    Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)    200mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 400
 

Zenith

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Yesterday I went to a ZOO and forgot to turn on RAW files since I was trying ClearImage prior. Got home with 2000 JPEGS, at the end of shooting I realized that there is something fishy with my settings since a 32GB SD card can't hold 2000 RAWs. Here are some samples from yesterday. I just might think this tester lens 100-400 is a keeper?

JPEGS:
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RAWs:
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ILCE-6400    Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)    400mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 200

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ILCE-6400    Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)    400mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 3200
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ILCE-6400    Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS (SEL100400GM)    135mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    ISO 200
 

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So many wondrous sights, if we would only see them and so many are singular...like the owls...
 
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