Further readings for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
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As the only lens reaching 400mm currently in the lineup, the Sony FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS is an important addition for Sony full-frame E-mount cameras such as the action-oriented A9 and some A7 variants. It will also appeal to owners of such cropped-sensor APS-C models as the A6000, on which it offers nearly the equivalent field of view of a 200-600mm lens.
With this G2 model, Tamron has updated its popular 150-600mm introduced in late 2013. During its short life span, the Tamron 150-600mm has become a classic of its kind. At around $1400, the new G2 version has faster AF and enhanced stabilization over its predecessor, quoted as the equivalent to 4.5 stops.
We’ve tested 130 lenses on Canon’s flagship camera, the full-frame 18-Mpix Canon EOS-1D X Mk II, covering focal lengths ranging from an incredibly wide 11mm up to a super-telephoto 600mm.
We’ve split the results between primes and zooms and then arranged them into three groups according to use. This equates to ultra-wide and wide-angle, standard, and telephoto to help you narrow down the best performer in each.
However, this time we’ve compared lenses from the perspective of the camera’s intended market — the photojournalist. While they’re not really any different from the next photographer when it comes to choosing focal length, there are some models that perhaps require further consideration.
The EOS 7D Mark II is Canon’s flagship APS-C sensor DSLR, boasting a 20Mp resolution and a host of high-end features. It’s a popular choice for many serious enthusiasts and semi-pro photographers, so we’ve tested over 300 lenses on it to help you pick out the best one for you. In this first part of a two-part review, we round up the best zoom lenses for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
The original stabilized EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM was a favorite of wildlife and action photographers, but as one of Canon’s oldest telephoto zoom models, a replacement was well overdue. Announced towards the end of last year, the updated model features a completely revised optical formula and replaces the traditional one-touch control mechanism with a conventional two-ring design. Read on to find out how well this new model performs.
Canon has announced an updated version of their compact super telephoto zoom lens. The new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L II USM boasts a number of upgrades over its predecessor, which Canon claim improve both the image quality and handling of the new version. We preview what this latest lens has to offer and see how the original version performed in the DxOMark Lens tests.
The DxO results misunderstand sharpness and lens design again. If the old lens vastly over resolves a 5D3 sensor in the middle, any improvement in the new version isn't going to show up much. Perhaps a small amount of extra contrast but very little. The only improvements will tend to show in the corners - and lo and behold there it shows excellent results.
It's very good doing all this testing but they need interpreting correctly. Perhaps DxO should report on nyquist limit contrast (or perhaps with all the money they are making they could buy a lens testing kit that works without cameras to report on the quality of the lens such that it means something for people buying higher resolution cmaeras. e.g. where is my report on the quality of Canon lenses used on the Sony A7R? If I knew the absolute resolution of the lens I could compare one lens against another.
The EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L is usm II on the Canon 5DS is truly a stellar combination. I used the MK1 lens with the 5DS and in the centre they are broadly similar (better control of CA in the MKII) but into the corners the MKII lens is noticeably better. I've the Canon 6D and I can definitely see better resolution although it's still impressive on that camera. Ignore DXOMark this lens is outstanding and one of Canon best zooms.
The review is generally appreciated, but how about doing yourself and your readers a favor by analyzing the Sigma S and Sigma C 150-600 optics rather than including an ancient Sigma 150-500 in this comparison--and doing so with a straight face while making patently false statements ("Canon's main rivals are...the older $999 Sigma 150-500mm).
I have both EF70-200mm f2.8l is ii usm and this Lens. Comparing to the former, it has an amazing image stabilization performance, i cant understand until now, that it seems to have the same kind of IS version(as i remember) with the 70200,but i can shoot easily when using the 400mm(it's actually 640mm on eos 7d)side,1/40 of shutter speed, which is really hard to get a sharp image on the former, another example is, when i press the shutter button, i can hardly see ANY vibration through the VF, i have never had the same experience when using the other IS lens of canon, and it does amazed me a lot.