Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens Review and Test Results

DxOMark has posted their test results for the EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens. They reviewed the high quality “L” series telephoto zoom lens which is currently priced for $1,699 and said that the EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS lens is still a good all around choice for Canon DSLR cameras.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS which is a favorite lens of wildlife and action photographers, achieves a DxOMark score of 16 points. The lens was tested with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens Review and Test Results

From DxOMark Conclusion :

Without doubt this lens is a popular model and it’s not difficult to see why. It has pretty good image quality throughout the range – though sharpness is confined to a relatively small area centrally at the initial aperture. Edge performance improves when stopped down but it’s not ideal where shooting in available light is usually the only option.

A new updated version is long overdue but when it arrives will likely have improved full aperture performance and a ticket to match, but for the time being this lens is competitively priced and remains a solid choice.

The successor of Canon EF 100-400mm f4-5.6L IS lens is rumored for years and the announcement of the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II lens will be testing at the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014.

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens Price & Availability

The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens is available to buy from the camera stores below.

Buy Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens
$1,699.00 Amazon | Adorama | ebay

Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS Lens Specifications

Construction 14 groups /17 elements
Angle of view 24° – 6° 10′
F stop range 4.5-32 (5.6-40)
Closest Focusing Distance 1.8m / 5.9 ft.
Maximum Magnification 1:5
Filter Size 77mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter) 7.4″ x 3.6″ / 189.0 x 92.0mm
Weight 3.1 lbs / 1,380g