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

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

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

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Birdman, Adorama
10 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought the lens for wild bird photography. I considered the EF 400 5.6, but I thought I better go with IS. I am a pure amateur hobbyist. I like the portability of the lens. The great close focus (5.9') has been useful in getting images of flowers and insects.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Results with Lens

amcan, B&H Photo
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had this lens for 10 days and though had a sore forearm for the first two days - since I prefer to shoot "hand-held" - I seem to have found a way to hold camera to my advantage - no sore arm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy, Lens Creep, Thin Strap On Case
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing focus, great quality pictures!!

Miguel, B&H Photo
10 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for pictures of rocket launches at Cape Canaveral, Fl. and wild life photography at Everglades National Park I use it at night time and day time, very good pictures if placed on a tripod for shots at 400 mm with a Canon 7D.
  • Pros: Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Lens

Adorama
23 September 2014
  • Excerpt: the lens is a little heavier than I expected, but the auto focus is good. I use it with a T1i. While I would prefer a twist zoom, the slide zoom works OK. I have not tried it yet with a tele converter.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
23 September 2014
  • Excerpt: the lens is a little heavier than I expected, but the auto focus is good. I use it with a T1i. While I would prefer a twist zoom, the slide zoom works OK. I have not tried it yet with a tele converter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Yasmina narechania, Amazon
18 September 2014
Overall 8
8.0

On my second lens in 14 years

Jim the Runner, B&H Photo
4 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I use the lens for automotive photography and video. Stabilization is good and the lens is probably capable of far better shots than I produce. I try to be gentle with it and handle it with care.
  • Pros: Consistent Output
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent lens

Adorama
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens, great images. It's disappointing that it's not weather sealed. It's also disappointing that it won't autofocus on any but 1D-level bodies when using the 1.4x (or 2x) teleconverter.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Blurry Focus, Lens Creep, Not Weather Sealed
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
15 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Very nice lens, great images. It's disappointing that it's not weather sealed. It's also disappointing that it won't autofocus on any but 1D-level bodies when using the 1.4x (or 2x) teleconverter.
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Overall 8
8.0

Decent Lens

Senoch, B&H Photo
7 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I use this mainly for wildlife and outdoor sports. It is a pretty good lens. Not as sharp as I might like. I have gotten some pretty good shots out of it though. I do have to admit that I tend to shoot hand held quite a bit and the IS handles it pretty well, even at 400mm.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light, Slow Focus
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