Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
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This is it - there's nothing better
Tim, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: If you want to turn your great wildlife and bird shots into unbelievably incredible shots, and you have the cash - you will love this lens. This Mark II version is small enough to fit in a regular backpack without the camera attached, such flipside 500, making it very portable.
Excerpt: I borrowed this lens from one of, if not the most influential surfing photographers of all time who disappeared off the scene about ten years ago. He bought this over 25 years ago, when it was freshly released, and the glass and image quality is still absolutely perfect!.
Summary: Oh yeah baby - had been drooling over and wanting one of these for years. No regrets. Manageable to use as hand held, but long term can be fatiguing. I bought a monopod for it, as well as a blank internal filter housing. I do not like shooting through filters to get a more crystal sharp image.
Excerpt: If you want the best quality, this is it. Super telephotos will reward your investment with every picture. Took me a long time to get this lens and I could not be happier with it. Wildlife, aircraft etc are ideal subjects and it really does beat the shorter lenses with a teleconverter.
Excerpt: Having used a Canon 100-400 with a 1.4 II extender for the last ten years or so, I wanted to upgrade. This lens coupled with with the 7D Mark II is a fantastic wildlife combination! Auto focus is very fast even with a 1.4 extender attached.
Excerpt: I got this for birding and wanted the extra reach that I could not get with the 500mm. I had talked with a guy who traded up to the 600mm and said I would get everything that the 500mm had plus the extra range for only 1lb. more. Actually it is a tad over 1.5lbs. more but not enough to quibble.
Excerpt: After reading many good reviews on this website about Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens, I purchased a Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM Lens in May. On September 27, 2015 when I used the lens to take photos of moon, the handle of lens suddenly broke by itself, that caused lens to fall on the ground...
Excerpt: Right now I use this lens mostly with the Canon 2X extender. There is a Bald Eagle nest near my home and it's difficult to get very close. I did not purchase this expecting to handhold it so the weight is not an issue. I have been extremely pleased with the results. Worth the price for me!
Excerpt: I just got the lens and set it up on my tripod with a Wimberley head to do some test shops from my home. The lens is extremely sharp and easy to focus. Also, finding the subject was also fairly easy, for a long lens.