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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM : Specifications and Opinions


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

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1997 to 2014 (discontinued). The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it has image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1532 €; 158 users have given it an average vote of 8.8 out of 10.

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MOUNT

This lens is available with the following mounts:

Canon EF: this lens is compatible with reflex fullframe and APS-C Canon EF.



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 Specifications
 Focal lenght   100-400 mm
 Angle of view   24.4 - 6.2°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/4.5-5.6
 Aperture blades   5
 Lenses/Groups   17 elements in 14 groups
 Min. focus distance   1.80 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.20x

 Features
 Zoom type   Push-pull, external
 Stabilization   Yes (built in lens)
 Focus   Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM)
 Internal AF   Yes
 Full Time MF   Yes

 Built and notes
 Tripod ring   Yes
 Extenders   Yes
 Filters   77 mm
 Lens hood   Yes, supplied
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   1380 g
 Dimensions   92 x 189 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on March 12, 2013

Pros: Sharpness (only in FF), fast autofocus, Quick zoom, tripod ring

Cons: soft images in APS-C cameras, no weather sealing

Opinion: In my testing with a FF and an APS-C was very different in sharpness. In FF very sharp but in APS-C was very soft. In library test you can see this difference: ------- http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?Lens=113&Camera=736&Sample=0&FLI=0&API=0&LensComp=113&CameraComp=9&SampleComp=0&FLIComp=0&APIComp=0 ------------ This disparity exists for all apertures. Sharpness results in my 40D was very very bad.

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avatarjunior
sent on December 07, 2018

Pros: Very sturdy (a battleship), versatile, relatively light

Cons: It can certainly not compete with the younger twin II series, but that costs more than 1k € more, obvious no?? Brightness acceptable for daytime use.

Opinion: Very versatile and even if a little seasoned competes quietly with other similar newer, see Sigma and Tamron, to which I preferred after a direct confrontation. The robustness and reliability after many years of its appearance are a guarantee. Very sharp and versatile, although as mentioned it is not the top in all focal lengths. It is not a super bright, so it does not compare to a 2.8 or F4 fixed, but it does very well its duty even with a stabilizer dated but always functional. Enjoy it for the money you can buy in the used market!

avatarsenior
sent on December 03, 2018

Pros: Versatility, innovative, has opened a new segment of focal hike

Cons: Heavy if compared to the new Tamron and Sigma (1/3 stop more dark, that's not the reason)

Opinion: Reliable lens, a good gregarious, so I'd feel like defining it. Great for nothing, good for everything: use it in the circuit and it makes you all right, but of course it excels in nothing compared to other zoom 2.8 or longer lenses (like the 600mm F4). Excellent also for landscape for the infinite composition possibilities that it offers. In conclusion, a good/excellent lens, at the price of today's used, if you find a specimen in good/excellent condition and you intend to keep canon long, it is a bargain! You will only sell it when you change brand (because it will happen sooner or later:P)

avatarjunior
sent on August 16, 2017

Pros: Sharpness, zoom, versatility.

Cons: Tropicalization

Opinion: Hi everyone I reconsider this lens I tried with my Canon 6d reflex, and i have to say that it is very practical and versatile i would recommend it for avifauna or very versatile birds zooming unlike bigger brother than 400mm you have to turn the ring While this has a much faster zoom and so you can be much more responsive. Also tested with a 1.4x extender of the third series loses AF automation. However to have its age this objective I have to say that a very clear lens and very good results !!

avatarjunior
sent on March 16, 2016

Pros: convenience, zoom range, price, quality

Cons: blurred very hard.

Opinion: What can we say .... A great super telephoto L series "handyman": weight and dimensions allow you to carry it anywhere. Sharpness is really high with aps-c that FF 1.3x that of the old series 1. Fast and precise AF. Stabilizer useful even if the first generation, but it can always come in handy. The I promote with flying colors as a must-have in a Canon kit for price and performance.




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