Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM


Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM


This is a prime lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2001.
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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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/4.
The lens is to considered fairly 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-120".
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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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Prices and awards
TIPA TIPA Awards 2002: Professional Lens
 
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/4 DO IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS 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.
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 was awarded at TIPA Awards 2002: Professional Lens
Heavy (1940 gr)
The price (more info)

Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM  (See dictionary)
Release date: 2001
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/4
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: 17 elements / 13 groups
Image Stabilizer:
Yes, IS
Closest Focusing Distance:350 cm
Filter: Drop-in Filter, 52 mm
Lens Hood:
ET-120(included)
Tripod mount:
Yes, a tripod mount is included (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):128 x 232 mm
Vikt:1940 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)6469 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"The EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM is the world´s first super telephoto lens incorporating the exclusive Canon-developed multi-layer diffractive optical element for camera lenses. The optical element, which incorporates light diffraction, is a major technological breakthrough, and it features an exceeding ability to correct chromatic and spherical aberrations and render high-quality images. By including this optical element in the lens design, the lens has achieved tremendous savings of 26% in overall length and 36% in weight compared to comparable lenses incorporating only conventional refractive optical elements. Moreover, the size and weight advantage comes at no cost to image quality, with the EF400mm f/4 DO IS USM delivering performance equivalent to conventional models in its class.

Canon’s breakthrough multi-layer diffractive optical lens technology provides photographers with superior super-telephoto performance in a smaller and lighter design with enhanced correction for chromatic aberrations. We’ve also added our highly effective Image Stabilization system that gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed two stops faster. And, it’s built to our professional standards with fast AF, full-time mechanical focus and dust and water-resistant construction."
 
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Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=41&sort=7&cat=2&page=2
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_supertele_test_200-300-400-600.htm
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_supertele_test-800-1200-1600.htm
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/super-telephoto-slr-lenses-61/57-canon-ef-400mm-f4-do-is-usm.html
sportsshooter.com
http://www.sportsshooter.com/gear_profile.html?id=51
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-400mm-f-4.0-DO-IS-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/4 DO IS USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

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