Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Telephoto zoom lens | Canon EF
jgsteno
 
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I‘ve had this lens for about six years now. I’m using it for outdoor sports and some wildlife photography. I used it on my old 40D with mixed results, but since I switched to a 7D, most of my shots are well focus. I can’t run up and down the field to follow the play, so it’s a good lens for me. I can focus in on the play when I’m on the opposite side of the field. It’s heavy, but I hand hold it most of the time. The zoom is a push pull design and I have notices that it can suck in dust and ...

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I need to know some thing about the zoom of this Lens

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Ifti
 
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Hello every one I am confused to  buy my new lens . Should I I go for canon 100-400 mm or 300f4 mm or 70-200 2.8 mm. I am looking to shot outdoor distanced moving things.

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The most versatile wildlife lens for a Canon user. My copy is pretty sharp but I have to step down a bit, AF is so-so in poor light but as a go anywhere wildlife lens it really can't be beat. The IS is a little old design-wise but is still effective, for birds it is possible to get sharp shots handheld at 1/250 or lower. For BIF shots it is pretty good but the AF on the 400 f5.6L prime is supposed to be better. I've never had any problems with dust in the camera body but there is some ...

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I shoot performers on stage using the Canon 5D MkII and the Canon 6D. I had been using the Canon 70-200 f4. Much lighter but I needed the extra magnification. I like the push pull zoom and the IS. My images are needle sharp with great contrast. Stage lighting allows me to shoot at 1/400 to 1/500 at full aperture. I've had to shoot at 1/250 and the images still hold up very well. The full frame image cuts back on noise and makes a huge difference in backgrounds. A monopod helps on lengthy ...

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hellgap
 
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This is an excellent choice in lenses its sharp even at 400 . I thought ide regret it when I heard tamron is coming out with a 150/600 but if its anything like the sigma 150/500 I doubt its sharp at 500 let alone 600. Get the canon and don't look back . Want more length get a 1.4 extender . I am real happy I got it. Flying eagles tack sharp at 200 yards at 400mm.

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I have this Lens on Every weekend for Wildlife and or  Sport,all the time,True it does need an update and not a great fan of push pull lense so come on Canon pull your finger out. However in the right light or unless you go up the ISO setting you do get GREAT RESULTS from it....

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JohnH4260
 
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Bought this lens in April 2013, at Amazon for $1429. Since then, have been using if to capture my daughter playing soccer and swimming (free hand, no tripod or monopod). Have also used it with the Canon 2X Telephoto Extender (Version III) to photograph the full moon (tripod of course). In all cases the image quality is excellent and I couldn't be happier with my purchase. For sports, I use shutter priority with a shutter speed of 1/500 or 1/750. An excellent lens, highly recommended.

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I love this lens! I first rented one for a trip to Alaska, and it took wonderful pictures under less than ideal situations - on moving buses, boats, and even from an ocean kayak in light swell. I finally broke down and bought one recently. Image stabilization is superb. Prior to focusing one can see the image shaking through the camera's (T4i in my case) viewfinder, but the image stabilizes almost instantly with a half-depress of the shutter button. This is not to say one will not ever get ...

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I've been shooting with the Canon 70-200mm f4 and wanted something longer. Just used the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. Stage lighting and a 6400 ISO lets me shoot at 1/500 at 4.5-5.6. I'm using it on a 5dMarkII and a 6d. I hand held the combination but feel a monopod would make life easier. Great value in a fine piece pf glass.

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