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Rating 4.9 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Tack sharp, best lens in my bag.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    This lens focuses very close giving you an almost macro type of result. The image stabilization is like nothing else. Best money I have spent.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it!

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    I purchased this lens to replace my first edition Canon 100-400. After years of heavy use the barrel seized and I could not extend or retract it. Being on vacation at the time, we hopped over to Best Buy and purchased the mark II so I could continue photographing our vacation excursions uninterrupted. The first edition was a fantastic piece of glass but the new one is even better. I like the twist barrel much better than the original "pump" and the minimum focus distance is closer. Pairing it with my 1.4 III extender it gives me plenty of reach on my Canon 7D II.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    My favorite lens

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    This lens is everything and more than I anticipated. It performs as advertised. The shots are easy to capture and satisfying. Great for beginning shooters or experienced. You don't want to use this without a tripod for very long as it does weigh more than your lesser lenses. Caution: Never hold this connection by the camera body. The weight will break your connection to the body in time.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Lens

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    I don't usually do reviews but I love this lens. I have captured pictures I wouldn't have before. It has made me excited to take pictures again. Like anything new it took me a little bit for get used to, now I don't want to put it down. It is a little heavy but I have gotten used to it. I would recommend this lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

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    Coupled with the 7D Mark II this lens is fantastic for birding. It was a little soft at the ends out of the box but nothing a little MFA couldn't take care of. Once I did that it performs like a champ.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Love this lens!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    I take wildlife photos and wanted a lens that had good glass and had a decent reach. This lens fit the bill and will be adding an extension to it soon.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great new lens from Canon

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    Focus, Picture quality, Range

    This is by far one of the best lenses that I've ever used. I currently have a Canon 24-70L 2.8 and the 70- 200L 2.8. At this point, I am going to sell my 70–200 because this new lens is far superior to that. Even though it's a 4.0–5.6, it focuses very fast, the picture quality is fantastic and the reach is clean and beautiful up to 400 mm

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Lens

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    I wish i had bought this lens a long time ago.My pictures are very clear.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic lens!

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    Picture quality, Range, Wildlife shots

    After doing much research, I finally decided to upgrade from my Canon EF 70-300 4-5.6 IS USM lens. I primarily shoot wildlife and enjoy going to airshows and was looking for a little extra reach. I took this lens out for a test spin at my local animal sanctuary and I was not disappointed! A few impressions -- First, this lens is HEAVY - much heavier than my 70-300, but not heavy enough to make a tripod necessary. Secondly, this lens is crisp. I took some of my cleanest, sharpest photos ever with this lens after my first day out with it. Though, I will say that it also produced a higher percent of soft images, that I would, at this point, attribute to user error. I also noticed a considerable gain in reach from going from 300 to 400mm. I was also impressed with the level of bokeh achieved at 400mm and 5.6. Overall, I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I feel like I have entered a new level of my amateur photography, and I am looking forward to learning more and growing with this lens for years to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous for birding

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    Focus, Picture quality, Speed

    While the 4.5 - 5.6 is by no means the fastest, under decent lighting, this lens focuses fast, is light enough for hand-held shots zoomed to 400, and has now become my most used, all-around lens. While a faster f/stop would certainly be nicer, I do not have the $11,000 to buy one. This lens is probably the best lens that Canon puts out for general birding photography. The clarity of the lens is astounding, allowing for significant cropping without compromising the crispness if the image.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome lens, best buy has best pricing!

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    Focus, Picture quality, Speed

    Received a 10% off coupon plus it was on sale!! Unbeatable deal and absolutely LOVE this lens with my 80D. I originally rented a sigma 150 - 600 and that lens was terrible! This L is tack sharp and focuses extremely quick! Example pic from the recent air show in Tucson AZ.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality lens

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    Picture quality, Range

    This is a typical L quality lens. I never owned the original 100-400 with the push/pull zoom, but have been interested in this focal range for a while. While not cheap and not lightweight, the lens is well constructed and weather sealed. The Image Stabilization is super nice with 3 modes. I have been able to hand hold this lens at ridiculously low shutter speeds. The quality of the glass is exceptional, rendering very sharp images throughout the range. On my 7D2 body this gives the effective range of 160-640 at a very useable 4.5-5.6 aperture range.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    amazing lens

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    Picture quality, Speed

    awesome lens heavy but sharp and fast. perfect for every situation.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Lens!

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    Range

    I have the 70-300L and needed more reach, this lens is great! I looked at the previous 100-400L, the Tamron 150-600 and then tried this out, it focuses way faster than the old one and is lighter and handled better than the Tamron and is built better. the close up capability of this over the others is way better too. I knew as soon as I picked it up and started shooting it was a fine lens. A little pricier than the others but if you can swing it just go for it, no buyers remorse wondering if I made the right choice here. I went for 18 month no interest on my Best Buy card to soften the blow a little. :-)

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Picture quality, Wildlife shots

    Bought this for a wildlife safari in Tanzania and it worked great. Spent most of the trip on a 7D mkII with a 1.4 teleconvertor and captured great images. Much better than the mkI version and easier to handle than my 500 f4.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    A multi purpose lens.

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    I've been using this lens for almost 4 years now and I must say, this is good for wildlife, nature, flower and even portrait photography. Yes, better late than never review! From the get go, I have used it for portrait shots at the almost long end. The reason is the longer the focal length the better "bokeh." The IS of this lens is good and also good for tracking birds. I don't really use 10 fps for my Canon 7D Mark II but when you know what your doing, the camera and the lens will do the rest. As for macro shots,(it cannot substitute a macro lens), I have the ability to go 400mm and not to worry about your shadow and I can crop the image later on. This is a fun lens to use most specially wildlife. This is a sharp lens but of course it is not on par with the 400mm primes but for the fraction of the price and weight, I have no complains. In terms of low light capability, it is good still but not that great, I could see some noise during the sunset but it's still manageable. If compared to the Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM II, I prefer the 100-400mm due to the reach but in low light, surely the winner is the f2.8. But if you're mostly shooting in daylight, you can't go wrong with this. This is a well justified cost of a lens! I just wish they made it like the Sony 200-600 as the barrel does not zoom in or out. For a Canon shooter like me, it is worth the money! I give a 5 stars for the performance!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazed at the Image Quailty

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

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    Picture quality

    I purchased this lens because I like capturing birds-in-flight. I was concerned about the f5.6 oppose to my 70-200 mm lens with a f2.8. It was a dense cloudy day in the park. I patiently waited for the geese to take flight, then spotted 2 in flight coming my way. Since it was cloudy, I used a high iso in burst mode. I captured them and I was amazed at the final results.

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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

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    Focus, Picture quality

    Fast focus. Excellent clarity. Produces amazing images. Paired it with a canon80d.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fast focus long lens

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    Focus, Wildlife shots

    Flexible and capable walk around lens with the focal length and focus speed to catch wildlife on the move.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Work great

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

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    Picture quality

    I just upgraded from my 70-200 2.8 IS USM Mrk ii. It worked great and reached out longer distance. I tried to take picture of the birds, the result is tack sharp. I love it so much now.

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    I would recommend this to a friend