Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM
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Excellent lens at an affordable price!
Brian, B&H Photo
1 March 2015
Excerpt: I have owned the canon 400mm f/5.6 L for about nine months now. It is super sharp and produces great results consistently. The autofocus is very fast, accurate, and quiet. The build quality is great and it is lightweight when compared to other offerings in the 400mm focal length range.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Summary: Fantastic lens for bird photography. This is the first DSLR lens I've purchased, but I'm blown away by the crispness of the photos and the ability of the lens to focus fast and accurately under an impressive array of conditions.
Excerpt: The Canon EF 400mm (Prime) is a true delight. This is my first Super Telephoto lens from Canon (And most affordable Canon Super Telephoto version) I absolutely love this lens. I will never sell this bad boy because it is really that good.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Superb Super Telephoto That is Lightweight & Affordable...STILL!
Ezra "Better Than Ezra", Amazon
27 December 2014
Summary: The Canon EF 400mm (Prime) is a true delight. This is my first Super Telephoto lens from Canon, I absolutely love this lens. I will never sell this lens because it is really that good. 1) The build quality is absolutely superb and built like a mini tank. Extremely durable.
Excerpt: My main subject for photography is avian life. I've gone to this lens after using the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM for 4 years in the field. If you're shooting at high enough shutter speed in good light the lack of IS isn't really noticeable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: All the rave reviews of this lens are accurate. This had been on my want-list for a while. For it's price, it's hard to beat and there's nothing in this focal length with the quality and price point to compete.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I was debating between this telephoto lens and other L series zoom lenses with larger aperture's and decided on this lens because of sharpness of a prime, weight, reputation, and cost. Bottom line is that this lens is tack sharp, easy to carry, and easy on the wallet.
Excerpt: This lens takes some really nice photos, especially outdoors in full sunlight. The relatively small aperture means that low light performance is not that great but this is easily remedied by goosing up your ISO settings. With an ISO of 400 I can get some decent hand-held shots even on cloudy days.
Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged