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Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
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Aug, 2014

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Canon 100-400mm L IS USM

 

This is Canon's longest zoom lens and is categorised as one of their L range. The lens has been around for some time now, earning itself a somewhat mixed reputation amongst digital photographers that didn't arise in the days of film. We take a look at...

Good contrast and colour.; Good AF speed that is quiet in use.; Nice focal range at acceptable 3:1 ratio; Holds its value well

May drag dust into the sensor

A popular lens that that is superficially well built but has a few quirks and an Achilles heel in the bearing problem. It is probably worth buying any extended warranty that is offered with it. If you get a good one it is well worth hanging on to but...

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REVIEW: Canon 100-400mm L IS USM

 

This is Canon's longest zoom lens and is categorised as one of their L range. The lens has been around for some time now, earning itself a somewhat mixed reputation amongst digital photographers that didn't arise in the days of film. We take a look at...

Good contrast and colour.; Good AF speed that is quiet in use.; Nice focal range at acceptable 3:1 ratio; Holds its value well

Awkward manual focus at longer focal lengths; Known problem with bearings giving up the ghost; Wear in the bearings may well cause deterioration in performance.; May drag dust into the sensor

A popular lens that that is superficially well built but has a few quirks and an Achilles heel in the bearing problem. It is probably worth buying any extended warranty that is offered with it. If you get a good one it is well worth hanging on to but...

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