Canon Fixed Lenses

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 600 L f4 IS ii Field Review

INTRODUCTION When Canon announced the replacement of all 4 of their super telephoto lenses a while ago, I remember wondering exactly what sort of real upgrades the new lenses would offer.  It turned out that I was most impressed by the first two lenses that I reviewed, which were the EF 300 f2.8 L IS […]

Canon EF 800 f/5.6 L IS USM Lens Review

The Canon EF 800 L super telephoto is as impressive a lens as I have ever used.  First released in 2007/8, it benefits from being designed from the outset to be used with digital camera bodies.   It remains the longest freely available lens in Canon’s line-up, although at the time of this writing a […]

Canon EF 300 L f/2.8 IS II USM

Canon EF 300 L f/2.8 IS II USM Fixed Telephoto Lens – Field Review Introduction I bought my own Canon EF300 L f/2.8L IS I some four years ago, the predecessor to this lens. From the first frame that I took with that lens, I never looked back. This has been my workhorse wildlife photography […]

Canon EF 400 f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400 f/2.8L IS II USM Fixed Telephoto Lens – Field Review Introduction When I heard that Canon had released a new version of their 400 f/2.8 fixed telephoto lens, I was most interested to see what the long list of changes really meant. Of the four new fixed focal length lenses announced by […]