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EF 400mm f5.6 L USM

Manufacturer
Canon

Item details

This high-performance lens was designed with portability and handling ease in mind. One super UD-glass element, whose characteristics are similar to fluorite, and one UD-glass element result in sharp pictures from corner-to corner.

Focal length and maximum aperture: 400 mm f5.6
Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups
Diagonal angle of view: 6-10
Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
Closest focusing distance: 3.5m / 11.5ft
Filter size: 77mm

Latest reviews

Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Nice weight.balances well with 1D Bodies
Cons
  • Can miss some shots with longish MFD
This lens is the answer to a lot of peoples questions.
Sharp.focus is fast and accurate.
Lack of IS can be solved by using high shutter speed.
No complaints and previous reviews all say the same thing.
Highly recomended.
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Relatively inexpensive, light, fast focus, sharp, good bokeh
Cons
  • None considering price
I smile a bit when I read some reviewer's complaints about "only" being f5.6 or not having image stabilization. There is a solution to both, buy a much more expensive, much heavier version of Canon super-telephoto.

Though I also would like to have IS, I'm sure when/if Canon comes out with a 400 f5.6 IS it will be nearly twice the price. This lens, for the money cannot be beat. In the meanwhile I would suggest using a tripod ;^)
Recommended
Yes
Price
0$
Pros
  • Light with fast focus
Cons
  • Requires a sunny day for good results...this year has been sadly lacking so far.
Great results if the light is good. Lack of IS can be a problem but you gets what you pays for. Overall very good and probably worth the money - no Canon L lens is cheap but some cost less than others.
Can heartily recommend the Sigma 120-300 F2.8 EX DG OS HSM at around 1500 (Clifton Cameras). Heavy (but not too heavy) : superb once you get accustomed to it.

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Category
SLR & MFT (micro four thirds) Lenses
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