DxOMark published their test results for the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto prime lens which is currently priced for $6,899.95 at Amazon.
The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens test results shows the lens score of 23 points, a very good performer and ahead of such models as the EF 70-300mm f4-5.6L IS USM, the EF 300mm f4L IS USM, and the EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM.
The telephoto prime lens test on EOS 5D Mark III and ranks in 27th place among the the 51 Canon EF models in DxOmark database, which includes zooms as well as primes.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Gets DxOMarked : Upgraded model punches above its weight
From DxOMark conclusion :
While it’s unfortunate that we don’t have data on the original EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM or the EF 400mm f5.6L USM with which to make more comparisons, it’s clear the new model is an attractive option. While it might not be able to match the premium EF 300mm and 400mm f2.8L IS II USM models, in optical quality it’s not far off and it has the added advantage of being smaller and lighter than both — in fact, it’s almost half the weight of the EF 400mm f2.8L. Anyone considering carrying the EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM any distance will surely appreciate the weight savings and be unlikely to be disappointed with the image sharpness, particularly wide-open where it counts the most in lenses like these.
The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM is a compact, lightweight super telephoto lens that is ideal for sports and wildlife photography. The lens weighs half of what its EF 400mm f/2.8L counterpart does, and claims four additional stops of shutter speed thanks to Canon’s optical image stabilization.
Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens Price and Release Date
The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM will be available in November for $6899.
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