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

ef100_400l_1_
Review Date: May 4, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Very nice photos
Cons:
Heavy

I liked this lens the first time I tried it.

The detail in the shadows and the ability to bring
them out when needed is the strength of this lens.

The push pull lens is very fast for zoom changes and is ideal
for wildlife. You have to be fast sometimes and a quick pull
and your there.

I've been everywhere with this lens in all conditions and
I've never had a problem with dust in this lens.

Plus the IS is available when you need it.

This is one of my best shots, straight up, hand held, tough light
conditions but enough detail to bring out in photoshop. The original
photo was a little on the dark side, especially the underneith side.
http://members.cox.net/rcmok6/1d55h.JPG


 
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

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Review Date: May 4, 2003 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $1,100.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Light, quick, sharp
Cons:
No IS

The more I use this lens, the more I like it.

I was supprised to find I could use a lower ISO speed and still get a good shutter speed for wildlife.
Fewer elements let light in faster I guess or just a trait of primes maybe.

I had used the Canon 100-400 most of the time and had gotten used to high ISO speeds in low light so it took a little getting used to the 400mm.

This lens is very quick to focus, faster than the 100-400.

It's built very well, feels very solid in your hand. It fits the hand well also.

The built in lens hood is great.

At first I was somewhat frustrated with this lens, but after practice, I really like it.

This is one of my best hand held shots with it:
http://members.cox.net/r2k20155/1d69mm.jpg