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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
8.1 out of 10

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

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Overall 10

I'm paparazzi and always use this!!!

Gabriel Kagan Reis, Amazon
10 May 2015

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM review by gabrielvines

gabrielvines, slrgear.com
27 January 2015
  • Summary: I bought this lens for an annual spring journey to a National Park. I usually either buy or rent a 500mm f4, but I got a good deal on a used 600mm so I decided to give it a shot. On the plus side using the 600mm in conjunction with a 1.4X TC gave me incredible reach and really brought the animals in...
  • Pros: Super sharp + the range, oh the range!
  • Cons: If you touch this glass you start scratching it.
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Overall 10

600mm super tele. lens

Ronald J. Snider, Amazon
15 November 2011
  • Summary: Well constructed, but a little on the heavy side. Sharp images, fairly fast for a super tele. Like the full time manual focus capability along with the autofocus. Has improved my wildlife photo chances.
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Overall 10

Sharp as you could have it and worth every $ you save for it!

SPAG "SPAG", Amazon
11 September 2010
  • Summary: Have had this lens for almost 6 months now! FANTASTIC is an understatement. Its a big heavy lens , cant expect it any other way without compromising build quality! I have used it mainly for Wildlife and the results have made me go on safari's more over the last 6 months than I have for 3 years!
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Overall 10

Worth the Weight!

Charlie MacPherson "Charlie", Amazon
29 May 2009
  • Summary: I've owned this lens for most of a year now, and I am completely satisfied with it. Downsides - it's heavy at almost 12 pounds, and it costs half as much as a small car. It's like adopting a 12 pound child - if you're on a photo shoot, you have to take it everywhere.
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Overall 10

Big Guns!

Longhorn "Longhorn", Amazon
2 February 2009
  • Summary: This is a great lens for bringing things up close and personal. Has image stabilizer that works great. Bit on the heavy side. Recommend it as worth the expense and weight.
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Overall 8

Impressive, depending on your copy

BirdPhotographer, Amazon
19 December 2008
  • Summary: The good news is that this lens is capable of producing some very sharp, quality images. The bad news is that it depends on your copy (thus 4 stars instead of 5). Don't necessarily believe those who tell you that you have "bad technique".
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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM review by Badmono

Badmono, slrgear.com
13 December 2008
  • Summary: I'm slightly dis-appointed with this lens, the slow focussing takes a lot of getting use to, and the slow F4 Aperture doesn't do the lens any favours either. IMO this lens ought to be a F2.8. It works well on Full frame and cut down sensors.
  • Pros: Cons:
  • Cons: slow focussing
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Overall 10


RM "RM", Amazon
25 January 2008
  • Summary: Increditable images. Forget the 600mm's, the images from this lens are very impressive, better than my other two Canon L lens - the f/2.8, 28-70mm zoom and the f/4, 300mm. Before getting this lens in my hands, I thought I would be able to handhold shots using image stabilization.
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Overall 4

Overpriced and false advertisement

Knut A Hansen, Amazon
29 October 2007
  • Summary: Why do they have a $20,000+ list price in the ad? Totally false advertisement as buying it from Canon USA directly it goes for $9100 (list price). Disappointed in Amazon on this deal trying to make $9800 seem like a good deal.
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