Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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4 March 2015
Summary: Great lens, but I had to sell my wife and kids into slavery in order to buy it. Also just be aware that the autofocus sometimes searches for focus and its not always that sharp, but Id say its worth the price.
Excerpt: I am a Canon shooter, so I'm a bit biased, but even amongst L-series glass, this lens stands out. I rented it to try and fell in love. It's heavy, but the front piece of glass is the size of a salad plate. The AF is so accurate, it made my 5D Mark III better, and I didn't know that could happen.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Specialized lens for low light, sports/nature/actions photos.
30 August 2014
Summary: Just purchased the lens less than a week ago. Main purpose was low light settings with fast action, i.e., sports activity, nature and weddings where you can't get close to the couple. The lens works fine with my 2Xii extender, focus is fast, pictures are beautiful, . . . but lens is heavy.
Summary: As expected of a lens with a street price of $11,499, the Canon 400 f/2.8 IS II USM is stunning in every respect. I offer below my review of the lens based on image quality, AF performance, handling, and user experience, plus I offer a pointer on how to pay for the lens a lot less than the street...
Excerpt: I have not yet had a chance to put this to it's intended use of wildlife photography up in the Ruby Mountains of Nevada but I have taken it on a few test outings and it is everything I had hoped it would be. It yields sharp, clear, high quality images and works well with Canon's 2x extender.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
Conclusion: I got this lens to replace my 400 2.8L VI. I really like this lens but I have to say I cannot see a real big improvement over the IQ, between VI and VII. If I had to do it all over again, I may have kept my VI. I am not unhappy at all with the upgrade, I just may have been expecting to much.