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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

297 reviews

May, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 297 reviews of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback.

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On average, users rate this product 82/100 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 2 user reviews of Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS II USM from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, 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 also get good feedback.

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 EF40056LU EF400mm f/5.6 L USM Lens

May, 2016

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

May, 2016

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

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: 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: 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.

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Jul, 2007

Consumer review by: Fireproof Creative (warehouseexpress.com)

A Spectacular Lens!

 

I have used this lens week in, week out, to shoot motorsport for over 3 years and it has been a revelation!Pin sharp wide open, faultless image quality and extremely quick to focus. While there is no IS, I have never missed it and although the f5.6...

Consistent Output ; Lightweight ; Quick Focus ; Rugged ; Sharp Focus

Slow Aperture

May, 2016

Consumer review by: DJHay (warehouseexpress.com)

I would recommend this product.

 

The lense is coupled to a 70d body, I generally use it on aperture priority and on single spot focus with fast rate motor drive. Sometimes I will switch to back button focus because If I am shooting through branches.ect and want the focus separate from...

Consistent Output ; Durable ; Lightweight ; Quick Focus ; Rugged ; Sharp Focus ; Strong Construction

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Glasgow Jim (warehouseexpress.com)

The Ideal Wildlife Lens

 

My previous 100-400mm L IS USM lens seemed to produce shots which lacked sharpness, particularly noticeable in reduced fine feather detail when photographing birds. This 400mm f5.6 prime lens is much crisper and gives much improved results. It is...

Lightweight ; Quick Focus ; Sharp Focus ; Strong Construction

No Image Stabilisation

Dec, 2015

Consumer review by: Glasgow Jim (warehouseexpress.com)

The Ideal Wildlife Lens

 

My previous 100-400mm L IS USM lens seemed to produce shots which lacked sharpness, particularly noticeable in reduced fine feather detail when photographing birds. This 400mm f5.6 prime lens is much crisper and gives much improved results. It is...

Lightweight","Quick Focus","Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

No Image Stabilisation

Dec, 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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