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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM review

Canon by name and big gun by nature, it's a super-telephoto beast

Our Verdict

For

  • 4-stop image stabiliser is excellent
  • Super-fast autofocus
  • Stunning image quality

Against

  • Big
  • Heavy
  • Fiendishly expensive to buy

Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8, 1/1000 second

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8, 1/100 second

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8, 1/1600 second

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/5.6, 1/125 second (full-frame)

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/2.8

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/5.6

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/11

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8

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Canon ef 400mm f/2.8l is ii usm

Taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, f/8

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Tech Specs

Product TypeLens
Fixed Focal Length400 mm
Lens Mount TypeCanon EF/EF-S
Maximum Aperture Fixed2.8
Brand NameCanon
Filter Attachment Diameter52 mm
Lens TypeSuper Telephoto
Application/UsageCamera
Minimum Focus Distance2.70 m
Minimum Aperture32
Diameter163 mm
Depth343 mm
Compatibility

Canon EOS DSLR Cameras

Magnification0.17x
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model4412B005
Product NameEF 4412B005 Lens
Product LineEF
Manufacturer Part Number4412B005
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Ultra-high-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, featuring a 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust design ideal for sports and wildlife photography.

Weight (Approximate)3.85 kg