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.
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.|
|Dimensions (Length x Diameter)||7.4″ x 3.6″ / 189.0 x 92.0mm|
|Weight||3.1 lbs / 1,380g|