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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

Super telephoto L-series lens with an Image Stabilizer for use i Read more

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Wow... just wow.

pjm, Amazon
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.
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User Review

ksbryan0, Photography Review
29 November 2013
  • 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. My keeper rate went from less than 30% to over 75%. And birds-in-flight, which have been my nemesis for many years, are now much easier to capture well!
  • Pros: Super sharp, fast AF
  • Cons: So it is a little heavy, what do you expect?
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Incredible

hokieshu1989, Ebay
28 January 2011
  • Summary: Razor sharp, faster than a speeding bullet and built like a tank. Should come with a gym membership (heavy) but all that weight has an upside. The most amazing photographs you could imagine capturing. Incredibly low depth of field means tack sharp subject images and backgrounds that are blown but complimentary to the image.
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Canon EF400mm f/2.8L II USM

scattercr, Ebay
11 July 2010
  • Summary: The EF400 2.8L II produces incredibly sharp images at any aperture. It is one generation prior to the current EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM. The high shutter speeds required for fast moving field sports makes Image Stabilization unnecessary. On an APS-H body, the 400 2.8L II gives you the 35mm equivalent of a 520mm focal length & by adding an EF1.4x II teleconverter, a 728mm with no apparent loss of image quality. Attached to a 1D4, the combination weighs just under 20 pounds.
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Canon 400mm

dougo-rama, Ebay
4 March 2010
  • Summary: Sharp, focuses fast as anything I've used. BIG. I'm trying it for BIF (surfing shots look as good as they can with the shallow DOF but are not a challenge). HH can be done, and when they are in focus (all bodies you can name the MarkIV best) the images can be outstanding.
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Canon EF400/2.8L IS - Got a Super Telephoto Lens?

viper1963, epinions.com
19 December 2009
  • Summary: For the professional or advanced amateur photographer, this is one lens you must have in your cache of lenses.
  • Pros: Takes sharp and crisp digital or film images.
  • Cons: Expensive, bulky and requires a tripod to take great images.
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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

*beer_*, Ebay
7 October 2009
  • Summary: If you're looking to step up from a telephoto zoom lens to something bigger and "badder", this is definitely a step in the right direction. Users of Canon's 70-200 f2.8 IS USM who photograph sporting events or wildlife subjects already appreciate the speed and clarity of Canon's f/2.8 L series lenses.
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User Review

jorgemonkey, Photography Review
6 March 2007
  • Summary: I use this lens at my work shooting youth soccer games. All I can say about this lens is wow. It is extremely well built, is really heavy, but well worth the price. The lens focuses really fast, and tracks the subject really well. It is tack sharp as well, and still really sharp when using it with a Canon 2x converter. You will want a monopod or a tripod while using this lens. At least for me it is way to heavy to hand hold.
  • Pros: Build quality, sharpness, bokeh
  • Cons: price (but hey, what do you expect for a pro lens!), weight, but no real way to get around it
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Worth the heavy load for nature

M. Tinker, Amazon
28 June 2006
  • 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! I consider this ethical issue most early mornings when descending down slopes or climbing over rocks.
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Unbelievable Quality

D. Burbank, Amazon
28 June 2006
  • 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.
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