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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
alaAverage 4.3

296 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 296 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and usability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the value for money.

design, size, usability, reliability

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On average, users rate this product 83/100.

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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.

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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens


The Canon EF 400mm f/4 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.

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens


The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is the ultimate Canon professional field/track sports lens

Also like most of Canon's super telephoto lenses, the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens utilizes 52mm drop-in filters. Included is a drop-in gel filter holder with a glass filter installed. This glass filter is also a nice way to catch dust before it...


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Canon 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto


Out of all the telephoto focal lengths, the 400mm is my favorite, so I looked forward to Canon's updated 400mm f/2.8L. At about $11,499 list price (slightly less on searched street prices) it's for those who absolutely need a fast, fixed focal length...

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM [REVIEW]


As I normally shoot travel and landscape, with occasional product shots and weddings, it's not often I play with the big guns. You know, 400, 500 and 600mm lenses.

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A Wonderful Choice


BIF Flying Insects Wildlife

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

Poor in Low Light

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This lens became my favorite from the moment I opened the box. The construction is top notch true to Canon\'s pedigree. The photos captured from this lens are as sharp as a razor. Many people complain about the weight and price of this monster but you...

Durable","Fast \/ accurate auto-focus","Nice Bokeh","Rugged","Strong Construction


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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


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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

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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

Product Specifications


Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser:No / Yes

General Features

3D: No
Bayonet Compatibility:Canon
Usage:Digital + Analogue Cameras