Canon Lenses

Canon EF 100-400 L f4.5-5.6 IS ii USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 100-400L f4.5-5.6 L IS ii is a lens that was a long time coming. It’s predecessor, the original push-pull EF 100-400L f4.5-5.6 IS, was on the market for more than 14 years, and it was certainly a successful seller.  In my line of work, leading photographic safaris, I have probably […]

Canon EF 100-400 L f4.5-5.6 IS USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION At the time of writing, the Canon EF 100-400 L F4.5-5.6 is one of the most popular of Canon’s L-series zoom telephoto lenses. It is also one of the older L-series lenses in Canon’s line-up, having been introduced around 1998.  There have been persistent rumours that it will soon be replaced, but in […]

Canon EF 200-400 f4 L IS USM Extender 1.4x Field Review

INTRODUCTION When Canon announced the development of this lens, I wasn’t too surprized.  The Nikon 200-400 f4 equivalent of this lens has long been a popular choice amongst many of the Nikon shooters that travel with me on photographic safaris, and Canon were certainly lacking representation in this segment of the market.  Canon took some […]

Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS USM Field Review

Introduction This is certainly an interesting lens, if not a new one. Introduced sometime in 2002, at the time of writing, still the only professional-grade DO lens that Canon has brought to market. The DO designation stands for diffractive optics. Canon made use of a multi-layered diffractive optic element in the lens design. The use […]

Canon EF 70-200 L f/4 IS USM Field Review

  INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 70-200 f4 L IS is both a highly-regarded and successful telephoto zoom lens which was first introduced late in 2006.  Today it is no longer a new lens as such in the line-up but it is still current.  When it was released it supplemented rather than replaced the older, non […]