Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Test Results

DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM compact, high-performance L-series supertele zoom lens that is ideally suited for sports and wildlife photography which has a price tag for $2,199.

Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM L-series lens test results shows the lens score of 21 points and performed well.

Tested on the 22-megapixel full-frame EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera, the lens ranks alongside the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and just behind the Canon super-tele EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM at 22 points.

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Gets DxOMarked

New 100-400mm II Vs. old 100-400mm:

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New 100-400mm II Vs. Tamron 150-600mm Vs. Sigma 150-500mm:

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From DxOMark conclusion:

As the replacement for the original model, Canon have improved just about everything they can from operation through to optical quality. However it’s the performance at the long-end that’s crucial and while Canon have made advances most of the gains are in the outer field where users of Canon’s crop bodies aren’t so likely to benefit. Sure the chromatic aberration is lower and sharpness at the edges is better than the old model but users aren’t going to see any improvement in the center.

The new model is also up against a capable and more accessibly priced rival in the form of the Tamron 150-600mm though it’s larger still and somewhat disappointing at 600mm. For all that, the Canon is an attractive option and a strong choice for the long term…

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. 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 is available from the camera stores below.

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