Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM review

Canon by name and big gun by nature, it's a super-telephoto beast

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Canon ef 400mm f 2 8l is usm

The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM is a lens that's designed for the great outdoors and, as such, has particularly sturdy build quality along with weather seals to guard against dust and moisture.

There's also a rubber O-ring fitted in the metal mounting plate to form an environmentally sealed fixing between lens and camera.

Construction of the barrel is based on magnesium alloy and titanium components and, heavy as this ultra high-performance super-telephoto lens is, it's still 1.5kg (28%) lighter than the first edition.

This makes handheld shooting quite feasible, at least for short periods of time. For extended periods of shooting, a monopod makes the lens much easier to use.

Handling of the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens is very refined with smoothly operating, high-precision controls in every area.

Tech Specs

Product TypeLens
Fixed Focal Length400 mm
Lens Mount TypeCanon EF/EF-S
Maximum Aperture Fixed2.8
Brand NameCanon
Filter Attachment Diameter52 mm
Lens TypeSuper Telephoto
Depth343 mm

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ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model4412B005
Product NameEF 4412B005 Lens
Product LineEF
Manufacturer Part Number4412B005
Manufacturer Website Address
Marketing Information

Ultra-high-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, featuring a 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust design ideal for sports and wildlife photography.

Weight (Approximate)3.85 kg