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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM : Specifications and Opinions




Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USMCanon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM



The Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM is a tele lens for FF and APS-C, manufactured from 1993. The focus is done by Ultrasonic AF Motor (Ring-USM), it does not have image stabilization. The average price, when it has been added to the JuzaPhoto database, is 1316 €; 126 users have given it an average vote of 9.5 out of 10.

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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   400 mm
 Angle of view   6.2°
 Format   FF, APS-C
 Max. aperture   f/5.6
 Aperture blades   8
 Lenses/Groups   7 elements in 6 groups
 Min. focus distance   3.50 meters
 Reproduction ratio   0.12x

 Features
 Stabilization   No
 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   Built-in
 Weather sealing   No
 Weight   1250 g
 Dimensions   90 x 257 mm
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avatarjunior
sent on September 22, 2018

Pros: Lightness, AF, price and sturdy structure from L-series

Cons: Better if it was F4 and tropicalized.

Opinion: I am fully satisfied, I state that I use it exclusively for birdlife in the cabin and for African safari, combined with the 7d and 5diii gives me excellent files, only sore note (although I never had the opportunity to try but reading the negative reviews) Match it to Canon Exstender. Integrated hood very comfortable and robust, so I recommend it to those who like me can not push the purchase of 500 II that for me remains a great dream also used.

avatarsenior
sent on May 15, 2017

Pros: Integrated sharpener-weight-lense

Cons: Maf minimum

Opinion: In use on 1dIII where, (as only 10mpx does not allow appreciable crops) it often travels in conjunction with a kenko 1.4x dgx pro - good yield, even to TA (acceptable with 1.4x where it improves considerably if it closes at least 2 diaphragms) - Fast AF but .... I was hoping for better (70/200 f 4 I thought it was fast) - weighing the right x for free handshake though I would have liked adding 1/2 kg x I would not have missed the stabilizer at least x my use - the integrated lint is a "cool" (if it does not break) - the maf at 3.5 mt , (I'm used to the 1.6 mt of Sigma 400 f. 5.6 or macro) and it is rather limiting, especially with a few lump sums, but it is remedied with an extension tube and repays (compared to Sigma) at medium distances , Where it still has good detail - great choice, also in relation to the price on the market of the used, x who seeks quality, mobilization and possibility of d To apply without too many renunciations - certainly oneAF + fast ....!

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avatarjunior
sent on April 23, 2017

Pros: Sharpness, AF speed, weight, grip, price, construction quality

Cons: Minimum MAF distance, lack of tropicalization

Opinion: Bought used on the forum, I'm very happy with it. Sharpness is its strong point and the AF speed is good. The lack of the stabilizer does not feel like taking pictures of bird life to avoid the move is far below the safety time. It's light, cumbersome, and built in impeccably. Had it been tropicalized it would have been perfect. The filters are from 77, human beings, therefore, only neo, the minimum distance of the MAF which is 3.5m.rn I noticed that the weight of my specimen, which is 2008, is 180 grams more than the declared one. It may be that in the latest versions, glasses and polymers have been replaced. This may be why someone complained of replacing an exemplary dated with a new specimen, finding a loss of sharpness of the latter. It's just a hypothesis of course, even if the weight does not mind (180g more). I tried to multiply it withThe Canon 1.4xIII, but it loses a lot of sharpness. Better cropped in my opinion.rn I advice.rnrn

avatarsenior
sent on March 28, 2017

Pros: Shortly

Cons: Very

Opinion: Acquistao used by a member of the forum and tried then sold after 13 giorni.rnSono was attracted to this focal length, and to the many positive reviews I wanted the provare.rnrnFocale very interesting, good for fotografica.rnI pro hunting rnLeggero, compact, easy to carry and replace it into the backpack with the attached reflex.rnAf fast and lightning (... though. ..leggere cons ...) rnI against: f 5.6.rnUn bit Darkness at ta, not multipliable with x2iii canon l ' automatic af becomes manual and on 6d 80d and that the lack of stabilizer sentire.rnHo you had an unpleasant experience by mounting a polarizing filter is the Hoya that the bw .... rnIl central point af not hooked, even in manual, kept look for the focus point fuoco.rnPeccato Canon has not thought of a 400 f4.rnVoto general? 5,5.rnCredo that will try canon 300 f4 is .... 100 mm shorter but f4 and stabilized !!

avatarsenior
sent on March 27, 2017

Pros: sharpness, even at 5.6, af speed, engraving

Cons: maybe a little uncomfortable to grip

Opinion: a really good goal, the use in circuit coupled to 7d and gives me great satisfaction! rnNitido, very fast, thanks to the af the 7d, does not lose the af even in large changes in depth of the subject (for intenederci, the subject and curved approaches, implies a good job for the motor lens maf, and never lose lock!) rnL'unico flaw is that it is uncomfortable leggemente the handle, as there is little space on the barrel, and maybe even the hood, that if it is bruised it becomes very hard to move and fix adequately, but have defects very minimal compared to what the good offers that goal! rnPer who says he preferred stabilized because impractical, remember that the stabilization requires other lenses, and the weight (and price) would greatly levitated. The same applies to the excessively small aperture ... at this price you can not ask for more if not to compromise!




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