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8.6 out of 10

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

Next-generation super telephoto L-series lens with an Image Stab Read more

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so far so good

funny-farm-fun, Ebay
21 April 2013
  • Summary: the main reason i bought this lens is i do a lot of hiking and carrying a 7 pound lens around instead of my 12 pound 600 makes a big diff. i am still learning how to use this lens, when to use stabilization and when not to. i have noticed the pictures are sharper. you can get some really sharp images even at an aperture of 4.5-5.0. so shooting wild life it allows faster shutter speeds in lower light.
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Overall 10
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This is a birders/wildlife photographers dream lens!

k6nfl, Ebay
7 March 2012
  • Summary: I purchased this lens for birding and wildlife and to a lesser extent, compression of landscape scenes. I had a 400mm 5.6 but went for the 500mm f4 for the IS. I considered the similar 600mm f4 IS but it was just too heavy in comparison to the 500mm f4 IS. The image stabilization is outstanding. I can handhold it for a quick grab shot of a bird or other subject when needed. Most of the time it sits on my tripod with Wimberley Sidekick head.
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Overall 10
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Awesome lens

C. D. McKelroy "cdmac20", Amazon
29 December 2011
  • Summary: This is an increadable lens. I bought it for wildlife and bird photography. It is a little heavy, but with some practice I got to where I could hand hold it to shoot birds in flight. I added a 1.4x teleconverter for a little extra reach. This was an upgrade from a 400mm f/5.6.
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Una obra maestra al servicio de la naturaleza

Rafael Arvelo, Amazon
18 May 2011
  • Summary: Este lente es lo máximo en calidad, precisión, precio/valor, puedes hacer zoom a una foto hasta el final sin perder calidad en lo absoluto. Es un dineral, pero lo vale dolar por dolar. Lo compre, los resultados son magnificos y estoy feliz con mi 500 de Canon.
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Canon 500 f4

brittainsas1, Ebay
19 January 2011
  • Summary: If you have any thoughts on going into the field with the 500mm f4 without a tripod....I hope you're strong. You can get away with a couple of handheld shots, but it needs to be a bright sunny day ! The lens itself is extremely well built, and takes magnificent photos. Canon is very proud of this piece of hardware monetarily.....but to me.....it's well worth the bucks !
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Overall 10
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Amazing lens

triathdad, Ebay
18 January 2011
  • Summary: This lens, when mated with my MKIII is incredible, and when mated with my "quicky" digital Rebel, is amazing! It's ultra sharp, ultra quick. I shoot for several sports photography companies, and shoot for enjoyment for colleges that my children attend. This lens makes it incredible to take those lacrosse pictures, and gets you right in the action. The IS feature is invaluable for shooting lacrosse, and any sport at all.
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A workhorse

Emmanuel, Amazon
29 December 2010
  • Summary: Buying a 500mm is always a commitment, weather you are a professional or not. You really got to need the extra 100mm for deciding to go for the 500mm instead of a considerably cheaper 100-400. However, once you get it, you realized why prime telephotos are so unique. 1) Image quality: You will be amazed by the difference between a 500mm and a 100-400 or even a 400f/4 + extender.
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Canon EF 500mm as a sports lens

dover2785, Ebay
23 September 2010
  • Summary: Many reviews have been written about this lens on various web sites and in magazines by professionals. I am an amateur and purchased the lens to photograph my son's college baseball team. Not surprisingly, the lens works to perfection. I have a few suggestions for other amateurs that may be considering the purchase of this lens for sports photography. Buy the Lens Trekker 600 from Lowepro. I got it on ebay for $80 new.
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WOW! A game changer

D. Sausa "Investing Without Losing author", Amazon
6 September 2010
  • Summary: Length:: 2:05 Mins I wanted to show this lens being unboxed. The video will show the contents of this lens package, plus a comparison shot between this lens and the Canon 300mm f/4L IS. OVERALL PERFORMANCE: This is an awesome lens, expensive but worth every penny. I've done handheld shots at 1/100 secs and were able to produce very sharp keepers, wide open. The image stabilization is the best of Canon's lens line up.
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What an upgrade from the 100-400mm

Jon F. Lutz, Amazon
31 May 2010
  • Summary: I purchased this lense as an upgrade from the 100-400mm zoom lense I had been using for bird photography. I now use the 500mm lense in combination with a 1.4x extender for most of my shots (with a 7D camera). Autofocus works great, even with the extender, and the improvement in picture quality over the zoom lense is obvious and very satisfying. It is a big lense, but I am getting used to tracking birds using a monopod. I recommend the lense without hesitation.
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