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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

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Specifications:
Focal Length: 400mm
APS Equivalent: 640mm
Max Aperture: f/4
Min Aperture: f/32
Diaphragm Blades: 9 (rounded)
Lens Construction: 18 elements in 12 groups, including 1 aspheric and 1 UD element; Newly-developed gapless dual-layer diffractive optical (DO) elements; Fluorine coating on front and rear lens
Diagonal Angle of View
(Based on image circle): 6.2 degrees
Focus Details: Inner focusing; full-time manual focus and ring USM
Front Element Rotation: No
Zoom System: n/a
Closest Focus: 3.3m / 10.8 ft.
Magnification Ratio: 0.13x / 1:7.7
Filter Size: 52mm Drop-in
Dimensions
(Length x Diameter): 233mm x 128mm / 9.2 in. x 5 in.
Weight: 2.10kg / 4.6 lb
Notes: Image Stabilization (4 stops); Weather-sealed construction


 


          
Liquidstone
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Registered: Jan 13, 2005
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Review Date: Jan 5, 2016 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light, compact, insanely sharp and fast focusing when bare and with a 1.4x TC III, still sharp with a 2x TC III.
Cons:
None, other than the price.

Coming from a Sigmonster, 400 2.8 IS and 500 f4 IS, the 400 DO II is joy to use in birding. Finally, I can have mobility without sacrificing reach too much.

The 400 DO II on a 7D MII focuses very fast with or without a 1.4x TC III. IQ is second to none at 400 and 560 mm.

With a 2x TC III, AF slows down noticeably on the 7D MII, but IQ is still very decent.

Here are some images of wild birds captured in my first few weeks of using the lens:
http://www.pbase.com/liquidstone/400_do_ii

Seems to me that Canon has perfected the DO design, can't wait for the release of the 600 f4 DO.

Romy


Jan 5, 2016
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dougorama
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Registered: Jul 7, 2003
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Review Date: Feb 5, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: Sharp, lightweight
Cons:
At f4 400mm 2.8 (V I) bokeh softer than this lens at f4

Sharp. No obvious flare or contrast problem compare to other 400's (5.6, 100-400 II, 400 2.8 VI) Feels as light as 100-400, but that lens is really nice makes for difficult choice overall

Feb 5, 2015
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genefixer
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Registered: Jan 22, 2007
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Review Date: Jan 22, 2015 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Superb IQ, light, quick accurate AF. images excellent right out of the camera!
Cons:
None

Relatively lightweight, contrast markedly better that vI, a lens I hadq for 5 years and loved . Always had to goose the contrast with my old 400 DO IS but nit this new one. Autofocus, especially with the vIII TC is excellent, crisp quick and accurate. You will pay a lot for this lens but if you are a serious wildlife photographer and like to go as light as possible, you will not regret the expense. Bravo to Canon for improving this wonderful lens!

Jan 22, 2015
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Registered: Sep 6, 2007
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Review Date: Dec 14, 2014 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: All good.
Cons:
None.

Kudos to Canon for getting this DO lens right, and pricing it right relative to other MkII supertelephoto lenses.
On top of all that, the lens was released as per the target date.


Dec 14, 2014
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Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

Buy from B&H Photo
Reviews Views Date of last review
4 12076 Jan 5, 2016
Recommended By Average Price
100% of reviewers None indicated
Build Quality Rating Price Rating Overall Rating
10.00
9.33
9.8
400iiii