niclasfoto's reviews

  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM

    10 out of 10 points and recommended
    sharpness, fast AF, work well eith EF1,4x..
    Weight, cost??

    I bought this lens about four years ago and I still love it...

    The pivtures almost nails you in the eye, straight from the camera...

    Works well for many motives, birds, landscape, flowers, animal,, you name it!

    Wiht the 1,4x converter you have a VERY versible lesconfig..

    No problem to log around when trevelling. Yes if you compare wiht shorter lenses these are bulky but if you need a lens of this calibre you need it. No more to say about that.

    I dont know how many hours the IS has been active, no problem so far..

    I have had the EF 300 2,8L in my possesion and I miss the feeling in the focusing ring. I also miss the "three gear modes" for the focusing.. None of the new IS:lenses have this nice funktion!!!!!

    Bought in Sweden..

    Recommend it more than any other lens I have owned.

    reviewed October 25th, 2005