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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
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  • Up to 2-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
  • Two UD lenses
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Metal mont
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

Overview

​Description by Canon:
 
Super telephoto L-series lens with an Image Stabilizer for use in track and field sports as well as low-light nature and wildlife photography

The next generation


The EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM is a new generation super telephoto 400mm lens with a large aperture ratio of f/2.8 and first rate imaging performance. With image stabilization effective over two shutter speeds this lens stands out.

You can have reliable capabilities when used for fashion photography performed indoors and at night. The optical system includes one fluorite and two UD lenses that eliminate secondary spectrum, for ultra high contrast and image quality.

Reviews

"What you get for the size and money is equally as striking. 

Build quality that is exceptional - the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens is at least as well built as any Canon L Lens currently produced. The 400 f/2.8 IS is definitely made to take the rigors of professional sports photography. Weather sealing protects against

Post date: 05/02/2012 - 16:54

"Again, results for tolerance to chromatic aberration are excellent, with extremely low testing results. Looking at our sample images, I'm hard-pressed to see any form of color fringing in high-contrast areas.

Shading (''Vignetting'') 
On the sub-frame 7D, there is no corner shading to speak of at all with the 400mm ƒ/2.8 II mounted; on
Post date: 13/09/2011 - 00:00

"Supplied in a blow-moulded case of suitcase proportions this lens leaves you in no doubt of its professional status. The build quality is such that if it was run over by a truck, it might scratch the enameled finish. The tripod collar come carrying handle is of tow ball proportions!

Right in front of the mount is the 52mm drop in filter holder with neat, pinch grip release. The lens then

Post date: 27/06/2010 - 00:00

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
400mm
Angle of view: 
6.16°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
17 Elements in 13 Groups (2 UD lenses)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
3.00m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 2-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
163.0mm
Length: 
349.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
52mm Drop-in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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