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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

Review Date: Nov 17, 2007 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

Pros: Read all the other comments....there is nothing more to add.
Not really.....I was prepared for the weight. Sometimes you are too close to the action, oh well!

What is there more to say, about that monster lens. Always wanted to have one. Back in 2004 I finally bought my first prime. Back then I was still a Nikon shooter and the 400 f 2.8 was a brilliant lens, although shooting mainly Aviation stuff with it, I was missing some important mm at the end.

Then I made the costly switch to Canon (which was the best move ever) and about 2 weeks ago, after about 2 years without a prime lens, I purchased the 600mm f4. I just got back from the Dubai Air Show 2007 and all I can say is WOW. You get what you pay for. This lens is sharp, sharp and sharp. I was surprised that you can even handhold it for a couple of shots.....

Panning shot at 1/15sec not a problem, thank you IS. Attached to a Wimberley Head the 600mm f4 is almost weightless and a joy to work with.