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8.9 out of 10

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

This is the longest telephoto lens among Canon's lineup, and a t Read more

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

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Exceptional

RK, B&H Photo
7 February 2014
  • 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...
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable
  • Cons: Heavy
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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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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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Amazing lens

Nats, B&H Photo
8 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I wasn't sure whether this lens will be travel friendly. However, it wasn't bad at all. Auto focus is superb as well the image quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
  • Cons: Tough To Attach
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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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The Best Super-telephoto lens

Martin the Bird, B&H Photo
17 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I have owned this lens for about three months now, and all I can say that NO other lens will even comes close to beating the picture quality of this lens. I have tried the new 600mm f4 ii of canon. It is a fantastic lens, but in order to get the same focal length you need to use 1.4x TC (slightly larger at 840mm). The picture quality is not comparable to 800mm. I have seen so many review on internet that the new 600mm would make the 800mm obsolete, but I beg to differ.
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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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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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This is the one

Sinan, B&H Photo
22 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I have 600mm, and i alos bought this 800 for my second camera. I have to tell better then 600mm. 800mm way waayyy better then 600.
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Awesome Lens

Alaska Gal, B&H Photo
1 May 2013
  • Excerpt: I have only had this lens for 10 days and I am amazed at how this lens tracks birds so well. It was not hard to find the birds through the lens and then keep them in view, shots were very sharp. I also took pictures of whales from quite a ways away and the pictures were so good I didn't even have to fix them in Lightroom. Even with the wind blowing about 25 MPH this lens was still tack sharp while on my tripod.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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