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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM
alaAverage 4.6

292 reviews

Aug, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 292 reviews of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Opinions about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback.

price, usability, design, reliability, size

On average, users rate this product 83/100 and experts rate this product 100/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size and usability. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

price, design, usability, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Amazon.com.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM AutoFocus Lens Kit, USA with Tiffen 77mm Photo Essentials Filter Kit, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Bryan Carnathan (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

 

Canon classifies the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens as a "Super Telephoto" lens.It is super in image and build quality, but is not super in size.

Feb, 2006
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Expert review by: (the-digital-picture.com)

Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens

 

The Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens is Canon's first DO (Diffractive Optics) lens - yielding 400mm f/4 IS performance in a relatively small and light handholdable package

I found my first Canon EF 400mm f/4.0 DO IS USM Lens' included lens hood very aggravating. Not the hood itself, but the fit of the hood. It was extremely tight - too tight to get on/off - unless you gently wiggle and tilt the hood just right (objective...

Expert review by: photozone.de (photozone.de)

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 USM L - Review / Lab Test Report

 

The EF 400mm f/5.6 USM L is a very good to excellent lens in aspects and optically a somewhat superior to the current (locally tested) 400mm alternatives - at least compared to those that are affordable for mortals. So if you can live without IS and...

Mar, 2008

Consumer review by: Revup67 (jr.com)

A Wonderful Choice

 

BIF Flying Insects Wildlife

Consistent Output","Durable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Lightweight","Strong Construction","TACK SHARP

Poor in Low Light

Jul, 2011

Consumer review by: Birdbrian (jr.com)

Great lens

 

Crisp and clear, nice clean photos with very nice bokeh.Great bang for the buck.

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh","Rugged","Strong Construction

Heavy

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: Linneaus (newegg.com)

Nice L lens

 

A good entry level bird/wildlife lens. Takes a bit of practice to get sharp shots handheld.

Well made. Sharp. Not too heavy for a 400, but not exactly light either. Good value. Works pretty well with the 1.4x extender. Fast autofocus

It could really use IS

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: ER (jr.com)

I would buy this product again!

 

The lens and it's abilities speak for itself. [...]

Consistent Output","Durable","Easily Interchangeable","Quick Focus","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

cable to short","Hard To Use

Feb, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Bang-for-the buck super tele

 

Per dollar' this has to be the best super tele out there!

Fantastic IQ right from F5.6. Sharp, contrasty and really nice background blur. The AF drive on this lens is VERY quick and accurate. Excellent for fast action (in good light). Build quality is great. Lightweight and easy to handhold for a 400mm lens

With no IS and being F5.6 you need plenty of light and/or high ISO to handhold a lens this long (especially on a crop camera). If you're shooting wildlife at dawn/dusk a monopod/tripod helps

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: WSebastian (newegg.com)

Great Lens

 

Wonderful lens super fast focus accurate and super sharp.

None

Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: I am Retired (canon.com)

Nice Lens

 

I purchased the 400mm f/5.6L USM lens for photography of birds in flight. It can be hand held without a problem as to clarity. However, I was a little disappointed with the distance because I got the same shot with my 55-250mm lens.

Jul, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Application:SLR Camera
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
Product Type:Single Focal Length Lens
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras
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