Canon EF 200-400mm is another member of the prestigious L-series. Its outstanding attribute is its long-reaching zoom with others like an Aperture Range of f/4 to f/32, Built-In 1.4x Extender, One Fluorite, and Four UD Elements, Super Spectra Coating, Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System, etc.
With its first-class in-built 1.4x extender, it is easy for you to change from the inherent focal length range of 200-400mm f/4 to 280-560mm f/5.6. This guarantees enhanced reach for achieving the most satisfactory result. It boasts of an advanced optical layout that comprises four ultra-low dispersion elements and one fluorite element. They help in controlling color fringing and chromatic aberrations so that getting sharp images will not be a problem. With the application of Super Spectra coating to distinctive elements, you can be sure of the perfect reduction of lens flare as well as ghosting.
Our Take on the Canon EF 200-400mm:
An exceptional feature of the Canon EF 200-400mm is its cutting-edge Image Stabilization mechanism. The mechanism comprises three distinct stabilization modes so that there can be maximum flexibility during shooting. You will like its advanced ring-type USM that helps in providing fast, noise-free as well as precise autofocus effectiveness, and full-time override of manual focus. It is weather-sealed, hence, you won’t have issues using it in harsh weather. There is a detachable spinning tripod collar for convenient use with a monopod or tripod. It works perfectly with full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, and you can use it with APS-C models to get a corresponding focal length of between 320 and 640 millimeters.
You only need to flip the left-hand switch to immediately beef up your reach to 280-560mm or corresponding 448-896mm when using APS-C cameras. The extender is solidly built into the housing of the lens to provide enhanced imaging effectiveness and maintain weather sealing. Its constant f/4 maximum aperture is a plus, even when the teleconverter is not in a position, providing regular brightness all through the zoom range. When you engage the 1.4x teleconverter, the highest aperture stands at f/5.6. With the use of four ultra-low dispersion elements and one fluorite element, this lens guarantees the ultimate reduction of chromatic aberrations and color fringing.
Also, there are unique IS modes that help you to take the best shots at all times. The IS modes are panning-optimized mode, single-shot mode, and Image Stabilizer activation mode. For fast recall of a programmed focusing position, there is the Focus Preset function to turn to. The Focus Limiter switch makes you more flexible with focusing so that you won’t have issues working with various applications.
|Focal Length:||200 to 400mm|
|Lens Mount:||Canon EF|
|Angle of View:||12° to 6° 10'|
|Minimum Focus Distance:||6.56' / 2 m|
|Optical Design:||25 Elements in 20 Groups|
|Diaphragm Blades:||9, Rounded|
Included in the box:
- Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender
- Lens Cap
- Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
- Lens Wide Strap B
- Lens Hood
- Lens Case
- 52mm Drop-in Gelatin Filter Holder (Black)
- Tripod Mount
- Strap for Hard Case