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EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
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11 reviews

Mar, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM. The average rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

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Best Gift ever!


I got this lens as a gift from my mother. It is the best gift ever. It is very heavy and you need a tripod to use with it. I tried using a mono-pod, but had better results/luck on a tripod. I am not sure Arnold Schwarzenegger could hand-hold this one...

Jan, 2014

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Best telephoto lens I own


Resolution has always been my highest priority and this lens certainly is the best. The auto-focus features are superb. After using the 600mm f/4 L lens for years trading it in for the 800 was the best trade I've ever made. It is lighter, a longer...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

wish it had a larger aperture

Jan, 2014

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Wow whatta lens


I am a very armature photographer and the shot's I got with this lens makes me look like a pro.

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

Dec, 2013

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Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images , awesome , great , a

Jun, 2013

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great lenses


I have been taking wild life photos for 30 years with canon lenses and the new 800 is a great improvment over the old FD 800 , if the picture is a thousand word it speeks for it self

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

Dec, 2012

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Fantastic Lens


I finally got my 800mm after waiting for one to be built for me. 3 months wait, but it was worth it. I bought this lens to photograph eagles this upcoming winter, but have shot pics of the moon with a 2x and a 7d (2560mm), man what unbelievable...

fantastic tact sharp image , built like a tank , great image at 2560mm

price , balance

Oct, 2010

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Outstanding peice of equipment


I have used the 800 to shoot the worlds fastest motorcycles on the Bonneville Salt Flats. In five days I shoot over 7500 images. I hand hold the 800mm to shoot at 1/500 to 1/640 late in the day and use a mono-pod to rest it in between shots. Images of...

Sep, 2010

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The images of the moon with this, is unreal!! I can't believe what I was watching. The photos were so close, it looks as if I were standing right in front of it. Every concealable detail was exposed, AWSOME!!!!

Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

a bit heavy

Mar, 2010

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Can't say enough.........


Hmmmm, where to start. My job as a photojournalist and my hobby as an aviation photographer depend on good equipment. No ifs, ands or buts about it. The image stabilized Canon 800mm F5.6 is a photographers dream. It is relatively lightweight for the...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

Mar, 2010

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Absolutely the BEST!


This lens is a dream come true. I shoot wildlife, often at a distance, and this lens is amazing. The lens is sharp as a tack and, when mounted on a gimbal head, very easy to handle. Auto Focus is super fast and quiet. Used a 2X converter and had great...

Fast auto-focus , Superior build quality , Super-sharp images

Dec, 2009

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