01 November 2018

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens: Professional / Consumer Reviews

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens: Professional / consumer reviews
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Prime / Telephoto Lens

This high-performance lens was designed with portability and handling ease in mind. One Super UD-glass element, whose characteristics are similar to fluorite, and one UD-glass element result in sharp pictures from corner-to-corner. The lens also has a built-in hood and a detachable tripod mount. (Source: Canon USA)

An affordable and value 400mm prime lens for Birds in Flight Photography
An affordable and value 400mm prime lens for Birds in Flight Photography

Canon EOS 700D Flamingos
Canon EOS 700D Flamingos

Canon EOS 70D Birds In Flight
Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight Gallery
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Birds in Flight Gallery

Canon EOS 7D Mark II FPS / AI Servo Test
Canon EOS 7 D Mark II FPS / AI Servo Test

Canon EOS 6D Birds in Flight Photography
Canon EOS 6D Birds in Flight Photography

With Canon 500D 77mm Close-Up Lens Filter
With Canon 500D 77mm Close-Up Lens Filter

Comprehensive / Professional Reviews - Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Long Term Use
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Long Term Use

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens vs Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens (Discussion)
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens vs Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

Consumer / User Reviews - Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
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Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Features / Specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
  • 400mm 1:5.6 

Lens Construction
  • 7 elements in 6 groups 

Diagonal Angle of View
  • 6° 10' 

Focus Adjustment
  • Inner focusing system with USM 

Closest Focusing Distance
  • 3.5m / 11.5 ft. 

Filter Size
  • 77mm 

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
  • 3.5" x 10.1", 2.8 lbs. / 90.0 x 256.5mm, 1250g 

Source: Canon USA

Sample Images : Canon EOS 70D / EOS 7D Mark II paired with the EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Telephoto Lens

Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Birds in Flight)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Birds in Flight)


Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Butterfly in flight)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Butterfly in Flight)


Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Perched Bird)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Perched Bird)

Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L Lens (Birds In Flight)
Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Birds In Flight)

Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L Lens (Birds In Flight)
Canon EOS 70D / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Birds In Flight)

Birds in Flight Photography with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
Birds in Flight Photography with Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens


Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Birds in Flight)


Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (with Canon 500D Close-Up Lens Filter)
Canon EOS 7D Mark II / EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens (Canon 500D Close-Up Lens Filter)