First reviews of Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens now available online from several photography sites.
Photozone.de and the-digital-picture.com websites completed their reviews for the brand new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. See their conclusions below.
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM supertele zoom lens that is ideally suited for sports and wildlife photography features Canon L-series weather resistance and rugged magnesium housing.
First Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens Reviews
From Photozone.de review :
“The king is dead, long live the king! Seems as if Canon wanted to show the new mirrorless kids who is still the boss around. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS was already good but the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS II is even better. Canon managed to improve the image sharpness substantially. The image center is now dead sharp and the borders and corners are easily very good at the mainstream settings. The very low amount of CAs (at and beyond 200mm) is highly impressive. The vignetting remains rather typical for a lens in this class, so you will be able to spot some light falloff at fully open aperture (300/400mm). Image distortions are well controlled. The quality of the bokeh is good although the best prime lenses continue to have an edge here. Bokeh fringing is not an issue due to the relatively small max. aperture.”
From The-Digital-Picture review :
“The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II is in an elite class of lenses, capable of producing prime-grade image quality at all available aperture and focal length settings. Put a very useful focal length range into a ruggedly-built, pro-grade lens with fast and accurate AF, very effective image stabilization and very impressive image quality and it is destined to be a very popular model. I highly recommend this lens.”
The lens features inner focusing system with a closer focus range, new lens coating to reduce flaring and ghosting, improved Bokeh and a more advanced optical stabilizer, the new lens improves upon an already highly-regarded model. See more at the official announcement page.
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Price
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM will be available in December 2014 for USD $2,199.
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