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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM
8.4 out of 10

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

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Overall 4
4.0

Issue

Jojo, B&H Photo
22 July 2015
  • Excerpt: The biggest concern for this lens is that the push/pull mechanism causes suction that sucks dust into the lens body. This one of the main reasons for the creation of the series II.
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Overall 4
4.0

erratic sharpness

Magic Marker, B&H Photo
23 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I found that getting the auto focus to "lock on" was erratic. Most images were soft. I did micro adjust the focus on my 5D Mark II which gave a slight improvement, but the auto focus was still erratic. Some images sharper, most still soft.
  • Pros: Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Features 4
4.0
Performance 4
4.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

waste of money

Agugslp, Canon
18 October 2012
  • Conclusion: Started out ok, but after a few months this lense turned out to be a waste of money. Images not sharp, very slow. Not worth the money. It's been in for service several times. Image stabilizer burnt out twice. I think I received a lemon.
  • Cons: Slow auto-focus, Semi-sharp images, Poor build quality
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Agugslp, Adorama
18 October 2012
  • Excerpt: Started out ok, but after a few months this lense turned out to be a waste of money. Images not sharp, very slow. Not worth the money. It's been in for service several times. Image stabilizer burnt out twice. I think I received a lemon.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 4
4.0

Disappointed

Beancounter, Canon
28 March 2012
  • Conclusion: This lens was purchased to capture wildlife. I too agree with the review by lorendn on 3/3/12 and have the same result. I'm very disappointed with the sharpness and wondering if I should send the lens back to Canon for repair or replacement. I am very pleased with other Canon lens that I have.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 2
2.0
Overall quality 2
2.0

Not up to par

lorendn, Canon
3 March 2012
  • Conclusion: I purchased the 100-400 f4.5-5.6L about 2 months ago and have never been satisfied with its sharpness. I have 4 other EOS L lenses and am constantly amazed at the quality of the images I capture with my 7D. This lens totally misses the mark and its performance is disappointing.
  • Pros: size weight, cost
  • Cons: image quality, is system is weak
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

lorendn, Adorama
3 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I purchased the 100-400 f4.5-5.6L about 2 months ago and have never been satisfied with its sharpness. I have 4 other EOS L lenses and am constantly amazed at the quality of the images I capture with my 7D. This lens totally misses the mark and its performance is disappointing.
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Overall 4
4.0

Problems with this lens within 3 months

birdguy, B&H Photo
24 July 2011
  • Excerpt: Within 3 months of using this lens, the switch for the image stabilizer was missing. Canon denied covered on their warranty (impact). I was told that both Canon and Nikon are turning down nearly all claims after the earthquake. I recommend additional coverage to cover expensive repair costs.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

JC2SC, Walmart
22 March 2011
  • Summary: I studied many reviews on this lens and waited over a year before finally purchasing it. Walmart had it at a fair price with a good return policy, and the shipping cost was reasonable. I knew the lens has some limitations, but I really thought it would work for me.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

JC2SC, Walmart
22 March 2011
  • Summary: I studied many reviews on this lens and waited over a year before finally purchasing it. Walmart had it at a fair price with a good return policy, and the shipping cost was reasonable. I knew the lens has some limitations, but I really thought it would work for me.
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