Canon Fixed 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 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 […]