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Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
9.5 out of 10

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Worthy successor to the lauded Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM, the n Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

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Overall 10
10

Even sharper than I imagined

Dave, B&H Photo
15 May 2015
  • Excerpt: I've been shooting the Series I version of this lens for over five-years and was looking forward to the improved IS and much reduced weight. Those are huge pluses, but the image quality unexpectedly blew me away.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Incomparable Image Qualit, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Wow is all I can say for the headline.

James, B&H Photo
8 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I shoot a lot of wildlife as a hobby. I have a 400mm F5.6 Canon, but I have had this lens for one week now and it is amazing. I have been shooting free hand and not too long, but it is sharp. I had been putting getting one for some time now, but I had the chance and done it.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Lightweight + IS = Super SuperTelephoto

Ramsey Botelho, B&H Photo
6 December 2014
  • Excerpt: The combination of being a light lens with excellent IS (Image Stabilization) really impressed me. From the specs I knew it was just over 7 lbs, but until one uses it in practice one doesn't realize how light it actually is for a prime super-telephoto.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Simply Great

Hereugo, B&H Photo
28 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is very very good. Fast AF, great IQ. I use it with a 1.4x and it is still fast and the IQ does not suffer noticeably. I little big to lug around but it is very useable on a monopod or even handheld for a quick shot.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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Overall 10
10

Exceeds Expectations

Hookem, B&H Photo
8 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Finally bit the bullet and bought this incredible lens. Outstanding IQ and very fast focus. I love everything about it but the price, which I thought was ridiculous. I wish Canon had furnished the lens with a tripod foot that would balance on a Wimberly mount when I use the 1.4x.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Ridiculously Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Great Lens

Krazy Kajun, B&H Photo
3 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Nature Photography Tack sharp focus Must use some type of support wioth the 2.0 extender
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Astonishing quality

KermittheHermit, B&H Photo
7 May 2014
  • Excerpt: This is truly a great lens. Together with the 5DMIII and 1.4x TE III, I am already getting good results for wild bird photography despite the fact that I still have a lot to learn about long lens technique and working with gimbal heads.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

really really sharp and fast

MN from LA, Amazon
25 March 2014
  • Summary: Just an awesome lens; a true beast - but lighter than its predecessor. Possibly the only issue at this spectacular price is whether the 200-400 (with teleconverter built in to allow 560mm at 5.6) is a better purchase. The 200-400 is easier to hand hold and allows focal distance flexibility.
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Overall 10
10

Still Great Quality with Improvements

newphoto, B&H Photo
19 February 2014
  • Excerpt: I am a wildlife photographer and had used the old version 500 since it came out in 1999. I replaced the old one with the version II a couple of months ago, along with a 1.4X III. How does it compare to the old 500?
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
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Features 10
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Performance 10
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Overall quality 10
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Excellent!

wd, Canon
5 February 2014
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