Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
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Expensive but allows superb wildlife photography
Cardiokid, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: Purchased this product as a gift for my wife who is an avid amateur photographer and artist (so when I say the picture looks great she is looking for ways to improve them). Prior to this purchase she used a Sigma 150-600 mm lens which allowed excellent wildlife photographic acquisitions but, nothing...
Summary: It took me 2 years to save up money working at my minimum wage job to purchase this beauty. Sure maybe its just a plastic composite tube with a couple glass circles inside but it was worth every darn penny!
Excerpt: Awesome lens used mainly for Aviation Art Photography. Hand-holdable for extended period of time. Great stabilizer, down to 1/320 while following the moving object! Needs to be coupled with a right camera body.
Excerpt: I am a wildlife photographer. I have been using a 500mm for years, with cropped sensor cameras, and with 1.4x and 2.0x converters. I never liked the results that I got with the 2.0x converters. But I need a really long telephoto.
Excerpt: This lens is very well made, like other L-series Canons... Even with extender 1.4x III, the sharpness and quality is remarkable. Yet to find a light-but-stable stand to carry this lens and camera body around...
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,...
Excerpt: 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!