Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Wow... just wow.
13 May 2014
Summary: A lot of people will think this is a crazy amount of money to spend on a lens, but they don't appreciate that this isn't just a lens. Hell, I don't even own a camera but I could immediately see the difference this beauty would make to my desk. I used to be terrible for clutter - papers everywhere.
Summary: Prior to purchasing this lens, I had used a number of 'L' lenses, mostly under 100 mm. My long lens was the EF 100-400 L, which was useful, but often disappointing. As soon as I started using the 400, I couldn't bring myself to go back to the 100-400.
Pros: Super sharp, fast AF
Cons: So it is a little heavy, what do you expect?
Summary: This lens is tack sharp, super fast, and top quality! I could not ask for better, the sharpness and brokeh produced by this lens are amazing. I have tried it with a 2X extender and did see some noise, but it wasn't anything I couldn't fix in the digital darkroom, still, much better quality without...
Summary: I am a 21 year old photographer trying to save all the money I can just to get the perfect equipment for what I want to do (Sports Photography) I currently own a Canon 7D body with this lens as well as a 70-200mm 2.8 IS mark ii lens.
Summary: I read up on this lens before buying it and I would suggest doing that if you are thinking about picking one up. First it is a large piece of glass and it is heavy which I knew going into this purchase. It isn't the type of lens you want to pack around due to the weight.
Summary: I have had the lense about 6 months. I have used it in wildlife photography in state parks and at Yellowstone/Grand Teton. The performance of the lense is very good. It has worked well in low light and for long distance shots.
Summary: Beautiful piece of glass. Bought it pre-owned. Previous owner had kept it in immaculate condition. Lens is a tad heavy, but that is to be expected given the amount of glass inside. Image quality is OUTSTANDING. The sharpness is to die for. A must have for sports and wild life shooting.
Summary: I purchased this lens a few months ago. It is absolutely incredible for sports photography and wildlife/nature photography. Fast focus, incredible sharpness, rock-solid feel. I can't think of any negatives. It's a bit heavy, so be prepared to hold it securely or invest in a high-quality monopod.
Summary: I consider myself to be a very privileged amateur wildlife photographer simply by being able to own one of these amazing over the top lenses! Its heavy, no mistake, and needs a monopod - I use the Manfrotto 681B. Only own it if you feel able to throw yourself under it to protect your investment!