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8.6 out of 10

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

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10

SuperbTelephoto That is Lightweight

Ezra, B&H Photo
30 December 2014
  • 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. 1) The build quality is absolutely superb and built like a mini tank. Extremely durable. The white/cream, black and red line color scheme looks like a space aged telescope; very impressive design.
  • Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
  • Cons: AF
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10

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. The white/cream, black and red line color scheme looks like a space aged telescope; very impressive design. Absolutely no slack, every screw and mechanism is tight and right.
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Overall 10
10

Classic Glass Lives Up to Its Reputation

Bird Lover, B&H Photo
1 December 2014
  • 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. I enjoy the light weight and easy handling of this lens, it's noticeable compared to my former go-to. The AF is extremely fast.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic affordable super telephoto

newsphotographer, B&H Photo
20 November 2014
  • 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. With todays high-ISO performing cameras this lens is even more versatile and hand-holding without image stabilization is not as much an issue as it was when this lens was originally released. The focus is incredibly fast, on par with the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

If you are shooting long this is a good lens to carry, light and sharp

rd2win, Ebay
27 October 2014
Overall 10
10

Excellent glass

Oak Park Photo, B&H Photo
21 October 2014
  • 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. Highly recommend it, great lens period.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: NONE
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Overall 10
10

Really nice telephoto lens

Rob, B&H Photo
19 October 2014
  • 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. Of course it does much better on a tripod but that's true for all 400 mm lenses.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged
  • Cons: Poor in Low Light
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Overall 10
10

birds in flight

james, Canon
15 September 2014
  • Conclusion: its fast in focus lite enough to hand carry with out a monopod. very sharp works well with my 70D rounds out my lens kit for long reach great for travel.
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birds in flight

Adorama
15 September 2014
  • Excerpt: its fast in focus lite enough to hand carry with out a monopod. very sharp works well with my 70D rounds out my lens kit for long reach great for travel.
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10

Outstanding Canon Lens

Don P. Desilva, Amazon
11 September 2014
  • Summary: Outstanding lens quality. With a 5D Mark ii, results are excellent. I am a serious amateur photographer and considered the 100-400mm zoom, but was put off by comments regarding lens creep. A Monopod is an essential tool for photography with these heavy professional lenses. Without it you can stress the thread on the camera body. You also need a professional padded backpack to carry them around to protect you investment. I am serious bird photographer.
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