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Keywords: Canon EF Tele Prime 35mm L IS Stabilized USM Tested


genotypewriter

Registered: November 2008
Posts: 12
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM review by genotypewriter
Review Date: 6/16/2010 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Everything
Cons: Nitpicking a bit but CA

It's an excellent lens in every regard. Compared to the 200 f2L IS (which I have) it falls a bit short in the CA performance. But if you've used the 200L IS this is something you'll fuss about with every lens you use and unfortunately the 800L IS isn't immune to it. It won't upset your photography at all but I expected a bit less CA from this lens since it has not one but _two_ expensive fluorite elements.


If the IS and the AF isn't a concern, I'd also look in to fluorite or ED telescopes for clinical-IQ-critical work. For everything else, there's no match for this lens.
VANBASTEN

Registered: July 2009
Posts: 1
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM review by VANBASTEN
Review Date: 7/20/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $13,000.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: SUPERB LENS,VERY LIGHT,VERY SHARP AND EXQUISITE CONSTRUCTION
Cons: None really,F4 would be sweet but it would then weigh a tonne..

the pros of this lens are well documented in various on line reviews,all i will say is that its not cheap but its worth the money. you really do get what you pay for.its easy to manage thanks to its relative lightweight and it produces very sharp images for a super telephoto lens,F5.6 and F8 are the sweet spots,after F8 it starts to lose contrast,you will quickly get over the high price you will pay for it when you start using it.


 






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