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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
alaAverage 4.6

20 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design, whereas some have doubts about the value for money.

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On average, users rate this product 92/100.

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens

 

There is nothing like the arrival of a new Canon Super Telephoto Lens to bring the excitement of Christmas to any time of the year.And the hit on the credit card from this lens is considerably larger than the hit from most households' Christmas...

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Object of Desire: Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

 

A serious piece of glass for serious long lens lovers.

Now if you can only afford to plunk down 12 grand for this gorgeous "white" lens, all your telephoto desires are sure to come true

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Excellent but very expensive

 

Sadly I had to return this lens because it had some paint chips but I tried it briefly. I achieved some outstanding images and 800mm is very useful for wild birds. Focusing and sharpness is great except with extenders. The 2x mkii extender gave poor...

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Fantastic lens!

 

Really brings distant wildlife up close. Birds in flight are fantastic.

Consistent Output ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Sharp ; Strong Construction

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Fantastic lens!

 

Really brings distant wildlife up close. Birds in flight are fantastic.

Consistent Output ; Fast / accurate auto-focus ; Sharp ; Strong Construction

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM EOS Super Telephoto Lens USA WARRANTY BY CANON

 

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM review by genotypewriter

 

It's an excellent lens in every regard. Compared to the 200 f2L IS (which I have) it falls a bit short in the CA performance. But if you've used the 200L IS this is something you'll fuss about with every lens you use and unfortunately the 800L IS isn't...

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Nitpicking a bit but CA

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM review by VANBASTEN

 

the pros of this lens are well documented in various on line reviews,all i will say is that its not cheap but its worth the money. you really do get what you pay for.its easy to manage thanks to its relative lightweight and it produces very sharp...

SUPERB LENS,VERY LIGHT,VERY SHARP AND EXQUISITE CONSTRUCTION

NONE REALLY ,ALTHOUGH AN F4 rating would be sweet but it would then weigh a tonne

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Canon 800mm EF IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens

 

I have five of these and us them as paperweights get some today they'll rock your worldaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! keep one in your pocket at all times

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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

 

A fast 800mm prime telephoto lens that will provide high performance for sports and wildlife photographers.Canon's EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens is a 'big gun' in many ways. Weighing 4.5 kilograms and almost half a metre long with its lens hood attached,...

A fast 800mm prime telephoto lens that will provide high performance for sports and wildlife photographers.Canon's EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens is a 'big gun' in many ways. Weighing 4.5 kilograms and almost half a metre long with its lens hood attached,...

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Product Specifications

Large-aperture telephoto L lens with a camera shake correction function is best suited to nature and sports photography. Developed as a successor to the EF600mm f/4L USM. A fluorite lens and two UD lenses are used in the optical system to assure very high picture quality. This lens has also a protection glass and a rear filter as standard, which are included in the number of lenses. The camera shake correction has an effect of approx. two stops in terms of shutter speed. This lens has also "camera shake correction mode 2" which corrects shaking of the viewfinder image when, for example, shooting a moving object, and a tripod can be used with the camera shake correction function ON. High-speed autofocusing is achieved by the weight reduction of the group of focusing lenses and improvement of the autofocusing drive algorithm. A new AF stop function, which stops autofocusing temporarily, is adopted. Manual focusing is performed mechanically to save power. Main components are made of a magnesium alloy to reduce the weight of the lens, including the optical system, making it much lighter than conventional lenses. Rubber parts are used as mount and switch components to achieve excellent dust- and drip-proofness. The tripod mount can be removed, and the drop-in filter 52 (standard), carbon fiber hood, and suitcase-type lens case are designed to be easy to use.

Configuration

Autofocus: Yes
Image Stabiliser: Yes

General Features

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