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Canon - EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Super Telephoto Lens - White-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.6 out of 5 stars with 16 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a Canon "L" Series So Expect the Best!

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    FLjeff
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    Some reviews don't favor this lens but for the cost, you can't beat it. Sure, it's not the high dollar f/2.8 version but it does everything I want from a super telephoto lens in this focal range. It produces tack-sharp images if you know how to properly use it. Remember, with a super telephoto lens, rock solid support is a must. You can handhold it but I recommend a min. shutter speed of 1/1000 sec. (yeah, 1/500 might be okay in theory but I don't like to chance it). Remember too that depth of field will be compressed so don't expect a lot of focus depth for subjects (which is something I really like about using a telephoto lens). Overall, an excellent lens hence the "L" designation by Canon.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's hard to beat a prime lens.

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    JohninDFW
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    I purchased this lens to take nature images, primarily birds. The lens is SHARP! Auto-focus is fast. Bokeh is very good. It comes with a nice little case. FYI-I use a Canon 70d body for this lens. The price is right. I would love to have image stabilizing, but then the price will go up. I use a tripod with a ball head, and am able to do what I need to do. I'd buy it again if something happened to this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blown Away by this Lens - No Tripod

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    LisaAtTheCreek
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    I read a bunch of reviews and watched a few YouTube videos...this lens is spectacular. I have yet to use a tripod with it and have a boat-load of super close-up pics. It's pretty heavy but who cares when you can capture a random snap like this? This pic was taken through a closed doorwall, check it out!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great lens for wildlife, and birds

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    sandman009
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    Lens focuses very fast and accurate, great for birds in flight and other wildlife, light enough to carry all day and use hand held. However this lens is slow so it needs a lot of light. Wish canon would make the same lens with IS at a price mortals can afford.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp

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    Lmcin66
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    I use this lens for sports photography I shoot HS football games and baseball And it has not disappointed me. I use it handheld and sometimes on my monopod. This lens is fast and combined with both of my cameras canon t5i and my canon 1d Mark iii is amazing. It is my favorite lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    good lens

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    momofphoto
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    Easy to use. I have a 300mm lens and wanted one to shoot farther. I will admit that the pictures are better than the 300mm lens, but not as dramatically better than I expected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    It's a prime len if u want a adjustable this is

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    Kidrn
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    It is extremely expensive but if you like a prime lense it dose a great job. I returned it because that was not what I was looking for. It did a great job though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money!

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    JWThomas
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    This lens was actually faster than I expected after having read extensive reviews, I paired it with my 7d mk ii and am suitably impressed with the quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great birding lens!

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    maxwell24
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    I have not taken this lens off of my camera since I bought it almost two months ago. I love it. It is great for birding. Get one!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    excellent lens for bird photography

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    srk24
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    I bought this lens after reading reviews and it is great for bird photography. Pictures came sharp. It is a great if paired with Canon 7D mark II.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love, Love Love

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    Treida
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    This was a purchase for my husband. He has gotten a lot of great shots with this lens. He would definitely recommend this product.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp

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    GrizzlyAdams945
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    This lens is sharp. Like really sharp. The auto focus is fast. Great for wildlife

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Lousy customer service

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    Michelle
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    Great lens. Best Buy customer service is as bad as it gets among big box retail. Will never buy from Best Buy again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great lens

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    Jen441
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    I bought this lens for bird photography, though I haven't used it a lot yet, I am happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    This was for my son

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    Granny
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    So far he really likes it. Takes some good pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good lense for sports

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    Facci
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    Exceptional clarity and performance. Great lense for the price

    I would recommend this to a friend