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8.9 out of 10

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

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Overall 8
8.0

heavy, very heavy

jenn, Amazon
29 January 2014
  • Summary: It's somewhat hilarious just how oversized this lens is. I suppose I can almost understand how it might get mistaken for a piece of armament from a distance. Even hanging a not insubstantial 1D off of it makes it very clear where the balance of power is in this relationship--the lens has it all, baby. So: get a very sturdy tripod, mount the lens, and oh, yes, put a camera on.
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Overall 10
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Best Gift ever!

5d3-shooter, Canon
28 January 2014
  • Conclusion: I got this lens as a gift from my mother. It is the best gift ever. It is very heavy and you need a tripod to use with it. I tried using a mono-pod, but had better results/luck on a tripod. I am not sure Arnold Schwarzenegger could hand-hold this one for long, even in his youth! There is a learning curve and some adjusting to get used to it, but it is a great lens for wildlife. I was lucky and got this as a gift, but if you have the $$$, it is a great lens.
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Overall 10
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Best telephoto lens I own

Andy, Canon
15 January 2014
  • Conclusion: Resolution has always been my highest priority and this lens certainly is the best. The auto-focus features are superb. After using the 600mm f/4 L lens for years trading it in for the 800 was the best trade I've ever made. It is lighter, a longer focal length and the stabilizing features are excellent. Would recommend a gimbal tripod head, with one the system can be manipulated with ease.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
  • Cons: wish it had a larger aperture
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Overall 2
2.0

Doesn't magnify lasors

programmer, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: So, My brother and I were creating a dooms day device we saw on the popular show 'phineas and pherb'; the laseranator. We purchased this in hopes of +10 DMG bonus or something similar. we didn't see anything after we fired it at eachother. 0/10 do not order.
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Overall 10
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Value for money 10
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Wow whatta lens

Billy320, Canon
4 December 2013
  • Conclusion: I am a very armature photographer and the shot's I got with this lens makes me look like a pro.
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
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GREAT PURCHASE

Ketchup, Canon
21 June 2013
  • Conclusion: ITS GREAT...I LOVE IT... ITS GREAT FOR SPORTS OR TRAVELING
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, awesome, great, a
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Overall 10
10

The best Supertelephoto lens in the market

mpou6244, Ebay
4 June 2013
  • Summary: This is absolutely the best super telephoto lens that I have ever used. I own 300mm, 400mm version II from Canon. I also tried the new 600mm USM II. It was an excellent lens, but color rendition and quality of images from this lens even beats the new 600mm. If you need the focal length, then this lens has NO rivals.
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Overall 10
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great lenses

Highlander, Canon
20 December 2012
  • Conclusion: I have been taking wild life photos for 30 years with canon lenses and the new 800 is a great improvment over the old FD 800 , if the picture is a thousand word it speeks for it self
  • Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images
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Overall 10
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I would shoot at f5.6 at all time.

xulec, Ebay
10 June 2012
  • Summary: The images produced at f5.6 are sharper than anything from any lens I've ever seen. Color and contrast are both excellent. Focus is fast and accurate. A keeper!
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Overall 10
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Fantastic lens!

MikeV99, buydig.com
20 February 2011
  • Summary: Really brings distant wildlife up close. Birds in flight are fantastic.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Sharp, Strong Construction
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