Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM


Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM


Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2010.
The lens belongs to the category  telephoto prime lenses, a telephoto lens where you do not have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 400 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues. Lenses with good aperture values and longer focal lengths, such as this lens, tend to be popular amongs sports and nature photographers.
Inside the lens there is an image stabilizer, which helps to fend off possible movements and tremors. This is very positive and can be of great help in situations and conditions where the light is inadequate and not enough for decent shutter speeds.
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Filter and Lens Hood
If you want to use filters on this lens the slot-in filters  (52 mm) would be the ones to use, which is very common at these larger telephoto lenses.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "ET-155 (WII)".
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Tripod Mount
This lens is equipped with a tripod mount, which makes use of a tripod easier and more stable.
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS USM  (1999)
Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM (2010) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Has a built-in image stabilizer
Long focal length with its 400 mm
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
A tripod mount is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
Heavy (3850 gr)
The price (more info)
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2010
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Telephoto Lens
Construction: Prime lens (no possibility to zoom)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Length 400 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  400 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  520 mmon Canon APS-H
  640 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:270 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 52 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-155 (WII)(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):163 x 343 mm
Vikt:3850 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"The stellar combination of superlative optics, astonishing performance and brilliant construction, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM super telephoto is the professional´s choice for a long lens, and perfect for nature and wildlife photography. Over 28% lighter than its predecessor and now the lightest lens in its class, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM features Fluorite optics that deliver sharper images with less chromatic aberration, a completely redesigned Image Stabilization system that offers up to four extra stops of performance, a newly-developed Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum, plus new construction in line with only the best that Canon has to offer. With a third Image Stabilization mode (Mode 3) that activates IS only when the shutter button is fully pressed, and giving the equivalent effect of a shutter speed four stops faster, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM allows for easy panning and is ideally positioned for professional action photography. With a new security slot for wire-type security locks, buttons and switches are redesigned for intuitive, deliberate operation, and dust and water sealing keeps the lens functioning flawlessly in even the most challenging environments."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fotosidan.se
http://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/test-canon-ef-200-400mm-f.htm
 
fotosidan.se
http://www.fotosidan.se/cldoc/test-canon-300-2-8l-is.htm
 
jonasljungdahl.com
http://jonasljungdahl.com/objektivtest
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-2.8-L-IS-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM
Different versions of this lens
1999 Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS USM
2010 Canon EF 400mm f/2,8 L IS II USM

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