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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

ef100_400l_1_
Review Date: Mar 8, 2010 Recommend? | Price paid: $1,360.00

 
Pros: Price, Light Weight
Cons:
Slow AF, Inaccurate Focusing in Chilly Temps and Low Contrast Subjects, Play in Camera to lens mounting, Dust inside Outer Elements.

Lens was purchased from Adorama 5/27/08 and returned to Canon, Irvine station along with EOS 40D camera on or about 12/2/08 because of autofocus problems especially on the low contrast subjects ... no improvement noted after return. Recently on several occasions in chilly WX, lens would not focus ... Period. Slow and inaccurate focusing also notable. As noted above ... outer lens elements have dust particles between them.

Other photographers seem to get good copies of the lens but I can't recommend it based on copy I got.


 
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

ef100_400l_1_
Review Date: Mar 8, 2010 Recommend? no | Price paid: $1,360.00 | Rating: 5 

 
Pros: Price ... Fairly sharp at mid ranges.
Cons:
Slow AF ... Focus inaccurate especially in chilly WX or low contrast subject matter... Dust inside front elements ... has play in camera mounting

Purchase Date from
Adorama 5/27/08 ....
Returned to Canon Irvine, Ca along with 40D Eos for svg on or about DEC2, 2008 for focus problems noted above but no improvement noted ... Still prone to slow and inaccurate focus. On occasion recently lens would not focus ... period.
I got a bad copy ... good luck with yours.