Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM reviews: Telephoto Lens

259 customer reviews

This lens is a good all rounder.

£402 – £2231 at 6 retailers out of 419 retailers checked

9.1 out of 10 based on 259 reviews.
Diameter: 9.2 cm, 18.9 See full product description
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Some customer reviews of Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM

Most helpful reviews

Richard,

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Such an improvement on the Mark 1
Bad points:
Nothing
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Jun 2016

Anthony, Amateur Photographer

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
I like the way you can lock the barrel. Super fast and quiet focus. Its just a pleasure to use, so much so that a friend is considering buying ine after trying mine.
Bad points:
These days I think the foot should be arca compatible.
Overall rating 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 27 Aug 2016

Simon, Leicestershire

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Build quality and images
Bad points:
Cost
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 26 Jul 2016

Michael, Kirkham Lancs No

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Better focusing and image quality than previous version of this lens
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 22 Mar 2016

Barbara, Aylmerton, Norwich No

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Good image stabilisation, lens is much better than the Mark I
Bad points:
Not found anything yet, but I have not had the lens very long and need to do more wildlife photography
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 18 Mar 2016

GARY, Kingsbridge, Devon. Semi Pro- Mature Student

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Far easier to use than the mk1. Image quality superb. Razor sharp fast.
Bad points:
PRICE. TRIPOD COLLAR.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Build Quality 9.0
Value for money 7.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 13 May 2016

Martyn, Blackburn Obsestive

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Image stability is incredibly good.Biuld quality and ergonomics brilliant.
Bad points:
It's heavy,but we know that before you purchase it.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Build Quality 10.0
Value for money 6.0
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Confirmed purchase: 01 Nov 2016

Product Features

Type of lens Telephoto
Autofocus Yes
Diameter in cm 9.2
Length in cm 18.9
Weight (g) 1380
Type of image stabiliser Yes
Max. Aperture Lens 1 f4.5-5.6
Lens Fitting Canon

Also known as: EF 100-400mm f4.5/5.6L USM, Canon Lens EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM

 

Manufacturer's Description

Features

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 14 groups
  • Diagonal angle of view: 24°-6°-10°
  • Focus adjustment: Rear focusing system with USM
  • Closest focusing distance: 1.8m / 6ft
  • Zoom system: Linear extension type
  • Filter size: 77mm
  • The Image Stabilizer has two modes and it is compatible with Extenders 1.4x II and 2x II

L-series super telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer. The fluorite and Super UD-glass elements largely eliminate secondary spectrum. The floating system also ensures high picture quality at all focal lengths. The Image stabilizer has two modes and it is compatible with Extenders 1.4x and 2×.


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