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8.8 out of 10

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 8
8.0
Value for money 6
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Ease of use 8
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Picture quality 10
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Durability 8
8.0

Good lens....... BUT

Navyphotoguy, Bestbuy
14 October 2008
  • Summary: This is a GREAT lens, even at 11 pounds provided you have a tripod or if you get the lens with built in image stabilization.
  • Pros: Excellent depth and field of view.
  • Cons: Horrible shakes without a tripod or image stabilization.
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Overall 8
8.0

Not great for macro use

Demetrio Tsortovktsidis, Amazon
26 February 2007
  • Summary: I would rate this lens higher, but I was trying to get a shoot of the wedding rings and it would not focus close enough. Also I wanted to buy a UV filter to protect the front element, imagine my shock that it would have to be custom ordered!!! Works ok hand held, hope they make one soon with VR.
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Overall 8
8.0

There is a learning curve

E. Allgood, Amazon
26 February 2007
  • Summary: Stupid me! I didn't have a tripod worthy of this new lens so that was my next purchase. It is too heavy for hand held and just like any telephoto lens you will have to experiment to find the "sweet spot" settings that work best with your camera. If this is your first super telephoto lens just know that practice makes perfect in this case. I'm using it to shoot flying ocean birds from a deck.
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Overall 8
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Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Durability 10
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Overall quality 8
8.0

Canon EF 800mm f-5.6 L IS USM Lens

Surender Chaudhary, Naaptol
27 June 2013
  • Summary: Fabulous lens. From beginner to advance this lens should be in everyone's camera bag!!! This lens is on my camera all the time. The zoom is great, and for everyday photos this lens is for all occasions.
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Overall 8
8.0
Features 8
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Ease of use 8
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Durability 10
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Overall quality 10
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Canon EF 800mm f-5.6 L IS USM Lens

Swati Bhardwaj, Naaptol
31 May 2013
  • Summary: No matter what if you are in the back row and your son on the stage at a school play, your picture will be prefect and it will look like you were in the front row.
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent but very expensive

Lance B., WEX
10 January 2012
  • Summary: Sadly I had to return this lens because it had some paint chips but I tried it briefly. I achieved some outstanding images and 800mm is very useful for wild birds. Focusing and sharpness is great except with extenders. The 2x mkii extender gave poor results. Unless you are professional I suspect the 600mm is more useful and much faster.[...
  • Pros: Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
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