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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Super Telephoto Lens for Canon SLR Cameras
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- Lens construction: 7 elements in 6 groups.
- Fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion-glass; internal focusing; full-time manual focus.
- Closest Focusing Distance: 3.5m / 11.5 ft.
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 400mm 1:5.6
- Filter size: 77mm
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||Built-in retractable hood|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Included Components||Built-in hood, Lens Case|
|Item Dimensions||3.54 x 3.54 x 10.12 inches|
|Item Display Weight||4.25 pounds|
|Item Weight||2.8 pounds|
|Lens Type||Prime lens|
|Macro Focus Range||3.50 m|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F5.6|
|Maximum Focal Length||400 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||400 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||8|
|Number of Elements||7|
|Number of Groups||6|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 mm|
|Shipping Weight||4.2 pounds|
|Style Name||400mm f/5.6L|
|Zoom Type||Motorized Zoom|
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A super telephoto lens can make an ordinary scene into an extraordinary one. Its ability to see surpasses that of the human eye. It can compress images and make them look as if they come from another dimension. It opens up new realms of photographic expression. All EF super telephoto lenses are L-series lenses to provide the highest quality. The USM provides quiet and high-speed autofocusing. These lenses promise outstanding delineation and put your imagination to the test.
Top Customer Reviews
The lens is made like a tank. Mine has been subjected to a lot of use but it has never failed me. I sometimes use it with the Canon 1.4x Extender which makes it a 560mm f/8 lens. That combination does usually require a tripod but it is still a handy combination that retains great sharpness. I've also used it with the Canon 2x Extender as an 800mm f/11. It's a good idea to put it on a sturdy tripod and stop down a wee bit to get the best results.
If you can make use of the focal length and you can live with f/5.6 as the maximum aperture, I recommend it highly.
This lens is known as the "overlooked" Canon telephoto, since it does not garner the glamor of its cousins, the really long, heavy, faster, and vastly more costly professional telephoto lenses. It is also known as the "toy lens" by bird photographers who mostly use those really Big Berthas for long-distance close-ups with blurred-out backgrounds.
I selected it for the high image quality wide-open, relatively light weight, and shorter physical length, allowing both hand-held and tripod mounted use, as well as its modest cost (compared to all high quality alternatives). The image quality is extremely high, even wide open at f/5.6, although it does improve slightly stopped down a notch or two. The image contrast, flare resistance, and color saturation are also excellent for a telephoto lens of its "older" fixed focal length optical design.
It doesn't have image stabilization (IS), which maintains the reasonable price, but I don't consider that much of a handicap using Canon's DSLR's, which allow low-noise high ISO settings for higher shutter speeds under decent lighting conditions. Braced against a tree, fence post, etc., and especially in a sitting position with arms resting on knees, for example, the lack of IS is simply not an issue. The focus is extremely fast and accurate with the 40D's sensitive all X-type focus points, and the quickly removable tripod mount is of an excellent design that all tripod mounts should have.Read more ›
There are a couple of photographic subjects this lens excels at. You can get publication quality shots of anyone playing a sport. You can do this at f/2.8 down to f/5.6 before you start to lose the background cream effect. The added bonus is that at f/2.8 this lens nails sharpness and contrast with unnoticeable vignetting, so you really don't have any reason to stop down to f/4 unless you're going for depth of field. Those two wide aperture settings mean shooting at the minimum shutter speed of 1/1000 to capture action is relatively easy to pull off at ISO 800 or less. I recommend either screwing directly onto the monopod if you only need to aim horizontally, or using a tripod and the very affordable Manfrotto 393 gimbal head (if you don't want to buy Really Right Stuff and Arca Swiss mount gear.)
As anyone who knows how Sports Illustrated swimsuit photographs used to be shot, they did use the 400mm and 600mm focal lengths for compression effects and bokeh in their shots. They now use Hasselblad medium format cameras for the majority of their cover photos, the same as Playboy does for their centerfold photos, but the prior use for full body length shots should be considered.
Nature photography is the second use. Ranging from hummingbirds at 15 feet to deer at 500 feet, this lens allows you to get low noise images at f/2.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
High IQ from a reasonably priced, well built auto-focus lens. IQ is good even with original Canon TC-1.4X.Published 18 days ago by Kama'aina
I wanted to step up my wildlife photography, and this lens offers a great balance between higher quality and affordability. Read morePublished 1 month ago by RogerH
What an amazing piece of glass, well worth the money. This thing is huge and needs to be on a sturdy tripod. Sharp and clear, very little distortion.Published 2 months ago by Bo L Prieskorn
I am so ncredibly grateful for the superb quality of this lens outside and inside.Published 2 months ago by Steve
Bought this used from Michigan Camera which made it much easier on the wallet. The lens had some very minor blemishes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Edwin Klein
The lense is sharp and with very good focusing. Works very good with my Canon 7d.Published 4 months ago by Viceroig
Great dealer with fast shipment. The lens is exactly what I needed for wildlife photos and living on a river - we have lots of wildlife.Published 4 months ago by Santiam Riverman