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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
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27 reviews

May, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the size. The design is also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price.

usability, design, size

On average, users rate this product 88/100 and experts rate this product 95/100.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS 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.

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

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS 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. Reviewers really like the size. The design also gets good feedback.

usability, design, size

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

This summary is based on the product: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens for Canon Digital SLR Cameras

May, 2016

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

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...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Dan Havlik (pdnonline.com)

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

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Shutterbug (shutterbug.com)

Canon’s EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM; Super Telephoto Power

 
May, 2001

Expert review by: PhotoReview (photoreview.com.au)

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,...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

 

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens news Release: Canon U.S.A. Introduces Two Highly Anticipated Telephoto Lenses At PMA 2008 EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lenses Add New Levels of Super Telephoto Performance to Canon's Market-Leading EOS...

The development of these two new lenses continues to show how Canon actively responds to the imaging needs of our professional and advanced amateur customers. We are proud to provide the right equipment to help photographers capture the best and...

Jan, 2008

Expert review by: Darren (digital photography blog)

Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

 

Canon EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM News Release CANON U.S.A. TO EXHIBIT TWO NEW TELEPHOTO LENSES UNDER DEVELOPMENT AT PHOTOPLUS EXPO Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the development of two all-new telephoto lenses for use with...

The new Canon EF200mm f/2L IS USM and EF800mm f/5.6L IS USM, both of which are L (luxury)-series lenses incorporating a high-performance Image Stabilizer, feature optical systems utilizing special optical materials such as fluorite to correct chromatic...

Oct, 2007

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

So, this is quite really understood that the lens is completely performance packed for all the serious photographers out there. The promising results and astounding results speaks for it and there?s no paradox upon the same.

Aug, 2007

Consumer review by: 'Sally' (warehouseexpress.com)

Exceptional...but needs care

 

I don't own one of these, but I borrowed a friends. The image quality is quite exceptional, BUT, and there is a BUT...because you are so far away from your subject, there is an increased level of atmospheric interference present. If you can chose the...

Consistent Output ; Quick Focus ; Sharp Focus ; Strong Construction

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: Lance B. (warehouseexpress.com)

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...

Sharp Focus ; Strong Construction

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Lance B. (warehouseexpress.com)

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...

Sharp Focus","Strong Construction

Jan, 2012
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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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