Canon Lenses

Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS ii USM Field Review

INTRODUCTION The Canon EF 400 f4 DO IS ii was introduced in November 2014.  The lens replaces the original EF 400 DO IS, which was released around 2001. The DO designation stands for diffractive optics, which is a lens technology that helps reduce the overall size of the lens, whilst effectively combating chromatic aberrations. The […]

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 […]