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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Sample Photos

Marketed: 1993
Lens Mount: EF
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Braveart10-Feb-2013 15:18
Am looking to buy this lens but can't pay the high prices. Anyone have one to sell for about $800.00? In excellant condition?
Guest 03-Nov-2010 19:10
Selling my 300mm IS to finance the B&H order of the 400mm this week.
If you are interested:

Looking forward to using the new 400 with my 7D for sandhill crane festival this weekend!

Michael Todd10-Jun-2010 10:28
I use this lens exclusively handheld, for bird photography. I have used it in some very low-light conditions, such as cloud forests, and still been able to get nice images by pushing the ISO on my 50D to 3200. I can regularly get crisp images down to 1/200, very often even at 1/100 (on a still subject of course), and often even slower, such as this shot at 1/25; The focus is extremely fast, which to me makes up for losing the IS of the 100-400. Not for a good lens for a shaky hand, but a great birding lens all the way around.
Dennis Ancinec12-Jun-2008 22:59
I have both the EF 400 /F5.6 and the 100-400 zoom. The 400 is a quicker focus and somewhat sharper at lower f-stops than the 100-400. It must be very bright so that the EF 400 can be hand held. You need at least 1/400th of a second to stop your motion and 1/800 or more to stop the subject's motion. The limit on close focus of the EF 400 is about 11 feet. The 100-400 can be hand held to about 1/250 of a second to stop your motion and 1/400 second to stop the subject's motion. The 100-400 can minimum focus at about 3 1/2 feet. There are times when a bird gets too close to focus with the EF 400 and I wished I had used the 100-400 zoom.
Claude Mireault05-Apr-2008 15:16
I used this lense for bird photographing. I am very satisfied about the sharpness and color of this lense. If the bird is not moving I prefer to be at F5.6 and i used a tripod
if it's possible the results are over my expectations.We lose the autofocus when it's a couple with the Canon converter 1.4.I rent the zoom 100-400 for a week.Of course this lense have some advantages but if you shot are most of the time at 400mn my personnal evaluation isthe F 400 is superior in sharpness.
Peter Ericsson09-Mar-2008 04:16
A lens I have had almost 2 years now and absolutely no regrets. Easy to handhold, never use a tripod. In low light I push the ISO. Main usage is bird photography but also children's sportevents where it does have a bit too much reach.
Guest 07-Dec-2007 06:30
A favorite of birders, birdettes, and bird freaks. I want one.
Guest 07-Dec-2007 06:30
A favorite of birders, birdettes, and bird freaks. I want one.
Guest 07-Dec-2007 06:30
A favorite of birders, birdettes, and bird freaks. I want one.
Guest 22-Aug-2007 07:17
A very nice lens indeed, very sharp and great contrast, no heavy weight. It takes some time to get used to it and to realise its full potential. Needs good light and good technique - and some patience with yourself. Results, however, more than outweigh the effort:
Guest 18-Jan-2006 08:10
some samples of sports shots with this splendid lens and the Canon EOS 20D.
I think the picture quality is better than with the 100-400, but it is not so confortable to use, indeed...
A choice we have to made...

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