Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM
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Value for money 10
Overall quality 10
Best Super Tele...Period!
28 January 2014
Conclusion: I have other Super Teles, including the 800mm. I traded up from the 600mm VI and unlike with my 400mm I can tell the difference in the Vi and VII! All around just a perfect lens, in every way, nothing else to say!
Summary: I use this lens for birds in flight photography, hand held. It works great. I use it with a Canon 5D mk3 and/or a Canon 7D body. 75% of the time I have a Canon 1.4x III extender on the lens and it works great, fast focus, high IQ. The weight of the lens is not bad for hand held shots. Excellent lens, glad I purchased it on Amazon.
Summary: I bought this lens by mistake. I thought I had bought a food processor for my wife, but, imagine my suprize when I opened the box! Still, the Mrs was expecting a food processor. I lied to her, saying that Canon makes those too. I proceeded to prove my point by pulverizing carrots and strawberries on the granite countertop. Also, I pulverized the countertop, but that is not germaine to this discussion.
Conclusion: I rented both the 500mm f4 II and 600mm f4 II for a week before deciding on the 600mm. They are both excellent lenses in every respect and I carefully 'weighed' this choice. The decision maker for me was the extra reach with the 600 and the fact that (at that time) newer canon bodies would only AF at a minimum of f5.6. This eliminated adding the 2XIII and having AF, which is just about essential for lenses of this focal length when shooting moving subjects (e.g.
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, great w teleconverters, focus limit switches, three is modes
Summary: I've never owned a lens whose sharpest aperture was wide open! This is the first time I've spent $13k on a lens. Of course, the image quality from this lens is at a whole different level. Autofocus speed is super quick. This lens is definitely going to improve my birding and wildfire pics. This is my first super-telephoto lens, so I am still in the process of purchasing the necessary accessories; gimbal head, backpacks, security locks, and maybe an upgraded tripod.
Summary: The battle goes on, Canon vs Nikon. The latter has had an edge in camera bodies in the past few years (although Canon I think ups the ante quite a bit with the 1DX), but Canon has always been the leader when it came to super telephoto lenses. Now with their second generation models the gap has widened, IMO. I owned the 500 f4 MkI earlier and it was quite a lens, heavy, bulky, and with the neoprene camo cover from Lenscoat, it certainly looked like a piece of artillery.
Summary: At first, I thought I wanted to get the Sigma 200-500mm f/2.8 APO EX DG Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens for Nikon DSLR Cameras and use a Nikon to Canon adapter, but we all know that prime lenses are better than zoom lenses. Plus this one goes to 600mm! Who needs to zoom when I can use my feet. See, that is what makes this Canon lens more better. Plus, it isn't a hideous army green.
Conclusion: Det var verkligen värt väntan ca 18 månader men som man säger den som väntar på nogott gott väntar inte för länge och det stämmer med råge i detta fall att vara ute och Fota på frihand med detta Tele är näst intil overkligt
att gå ner på 1/100 sek funkar otroligt bra den är dessutom enormt snabb i Autofocus och en skärpa och brilljans som mycket väll uppfyller de önskningar jag hafft.
Conclusion: Äntligen ett "lätt" supertele med brännvidden 600 mm. De senaste hockeymatcherna har jag använt det utan stativ och det går utmärkt att handhålla det 50 % avt tiden under en match, varvat med andra kortare objektiv. Skärpan är superbra redan på f/4 och bildstabiliseringen är mycket bra när den behövs.