Canon EF 1. 00- 4. L IS II USM Lens Review. The Canon EF 1. 00- 4. L IS II USM Lens offers professional grade build quality, fast, accurate and quiet AF, very effective image stabilization and very impressive wide open image quality. Downsides? There are very few, but some may find the price high and the weight heavy.
However, if the alternatives are compared, neither the price nor the weight are bad for what you get with the 1. L II. The 1. 00- 4. L IS II may be the longest- rumored lens ever officially announced. Being rumored for such a long time (1. L IS II. With 1. 6 years of technological improvements ready to be implemented, I have to admit to being among those anxious for the arrival of this lens. When the announcement was made, my preorder was immediately placed. Why did Canon wait until this time to release the 1.
II? While I don't know if we will ever learn the true answer to that question, the first answer I would expect to hear from a Canon representative is that the lens was not ready until now. That answer may be true, but if I don my business cap, I see the. Tamron 1. 50- 6. 00mm f/5- 6.
Объектив Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, который я приобрел совсем недавно, стал воплощением моей давней мечты о съемках с очень большим фокусным расстоянием.. . The 100-400mm Mk II retains the same focal length and F4.5-5.6 overall maximum apertures as the original model. Both lenses change up to . В целом, Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM - это отличный длиннофокусный объектив ориентирован в помощь профессионалам фотосъемки!
Di VC USD Lens capturing a very significant market share in the short period of time it has been available. I also see a pair of Sigma 1. OS lenses announced and becoming available around the same time. If the Sigma lenses receive the same acclaim that the Tamron long telephoto zoom has garnered, where does that leave Canon's 1. In addition, Nikon introduced their latest competitor, the Nikon 8.
EF 100 - 400 мм f/4.5-5.6L IS USM супер телеобъектив серии L со стабилизатором изображения. Флюоритовые элементы и элементы из Super UD.
G AF- S VR Lens only one year prior. I think that Canon needed the updated 1.
Regardless of the reason, a new 1. L lens is a very welcomed addition.
Focal Length / Focal Length Range. The focal length or focal length range of a lens should be among your highest criterion for lens selection. The focal length determines a combination of perspective and framing.
With a range that starts at 1. The wide end has great portrait photography capabilities as illustrated by the 1. Parents chasing kids can also find plenty of uses for this entire focal length range including for their at- the- park and at- the- beach needs. This is an especially great focal length range for wildlife.
Sports photography needs can cover this entire focal length range, having the ability to track a continuously- properly- framed athlete from a distant location to a close position. I use all of these focal lengths for landscape photography. Long focal lengths can make even a mediocre sunset look amazing. This lens will be extremely- well represented at air shows across the world. I expect this lens to be the ideal safari and zoo lens choice for many.
The list of uses for this focal length range is simply huge. Those using an ASP- C/1. FOVCF sensor format DSLR will see an angle of view similar to a full- frame- mounted 1. This shifted- narrower angle of view range moves the 1. Here is an example of what this focal length range looks like on and APS- C format DSLR. Some have asked if the 1.
L II's focal length is really 4. This is a fair question because it seems that manufacturers sometimes take the liberty of rounding off/up the specified focal length numbers in zoom lenses. In this case, the lens set to 4. Canon's prime 4. 00mm lenses (the 4. L II and 4. 00 f/5. L) frame the chart at 4.
Canon EF 100-400mm – это большой, тяжёлый профессиональный телеобъектив, он нужен далеко не каждому, но если вы любите быть в центре всех событий.. Обсуждение фототехники. – Модель CANON EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM. Превосходный профессиональный длиннофокусный зум объектив с габаритами и весом.. Тип объектива, телеобъектив Zoom. Фокусное расстояние, 100 - 400 мм. Диафрагма, F4.50 - F5.60. Крепление, Canon EF.
If I take the average of those two comparables, I get 4. Using that number, the 1.
II's max focal length seems more like 3. Especially with distortion potentially effecting this calculation, that number is close enough to 4. Canon has claimed to be within 5% of the specified focal length number, adding credance to the calculated figure's possibility. Creating a zoom lens with long focal lengths generally means a compromise in max aperture opening and lens size/weight/cost. For example, look at the Canon EF 2. L IS USM Lens. While I consider f/4 to be only a medium- wide max aperture, this lens is on a different scale than the Canon EF 1. L IS II USM Lens in terms of size, weight and price.
Capturing fast action in low light (such as indoors or after the sun sets) with an acceptably low ISO setting is a challenge for an f/4. However, f/4. 5- 5. If the action is not moving fast (or is motionless), this lens will be able to serve very well into the low light hours of the day – especially with the help of IS. A very important point is that I'd much rather carry this lens for long periods of time than the referenced 2.
L. As indicated by the aperture specification range (f/4. As you zoom to a longer focal length, the max aperture available is reduced. While I love fixed max aperture lenses (such as the just- discussed 2. I also appreciate the more- compact/lighter design the variable max aperture allows. If I am carrying a longer- than- 2.
I probably am carrying a variable max aperture zoom lens model. The 1. 00- 4. 00 II's specific max aperture step down focal lengths are shown in the chart below. Interesting and very positive is that the 1. L II holds a wider aperture deeper into the focal length range than any other lens shown here including the 1. L I. Also interesting is that Canon and Nikon have no zoom lenses longer than 4. Most of the third party lenses with focal lengths longer than 4.
Many Canon and Nikon DSLR cameras require a minimum max aperture opening of f/5. Image Stabilization. A lens designed to be (relatively) very small and light invites handholding and handholding of a telephoto lens is greatly aided by image stabilization. The Canon EF 1. 00- 4. L IS II USM Lens is equipped with a best- available- at- review- time 4- stop- rated image stabilizer system. The first Canon 1. IS had one of the earliest optical lens image stabilization implementations and was rated at only 2 stops of assistance, so the II's IS system alone is a huge upgrade.
Another IS upgrade is the addition of Mode 3 stabilization. Mode 1 is the standard IS mode and is designed for use with stationary subjects. Not only does IS help deliver a sharper image, but you will also find the Mode 1 stabilized viewfinder extremely helpful for obtaining ideal subject framing while handholding this lens.
A stabilized image also aids in auto focus accuracy. Mode 2 IS is used for panning with a subject. In this mode, only 1 axis of stabilization is provided – allowing a linearly- moving subject to be tracked.
Note that people tend to move up and down in addition to forward when running, making successful running people panning shots difficult. Put those people on wheels and you have a much more success- likely scenario. Think bicycles, motorcycles, race cars, etc.
Canon's newest IS mode, previously provided only on super telephoto lenses, is the designed- for- tracking- action Mode 3 IS. In Mode 3, image stabilization is active and ready for use the moment the shutter releases, but actual stabilization is not in effect until that precise time. The view seen through the viewfinder is not stabilized, and you are able to follow your erratically- moving subjects without fighting against image stabilization designed to prevent you from doing the same.
IS Mode 3 is designed to detect panning motion and, when detected, will only apply stabilization at right angles to the direction of the detected movement (like IS Mode 2). Mode 3 IS debuted with the Canon 3. L IS II Lenses. I gave Mode 3 a significant amount of workout with those lenses and subsequently made Mode 3 my standard action photography IS mode setting. Off was my previous choice – I usually need a faster- than- minimum hand- holdable shutter speed to stop the action I am shooting. But, I did sometimes see benefits to using IS Mode 3 for action. I welcome this addition to a smaller telephoto lens.
When the shutter release is half- press, IS goes into action. Some clicking is heard when IS starts and again when it stops and in quiet environments, whirring is heard while IS is active on this lens. The IS sounds are not be loud enough to be a problem unless perhaps you are shooting in a dead silent environment, in which case your shutter release may cause much more of an issue.
Expect an in- camera mic to pick up IS noise from this lens during video recording. Note that in Mode 3, IS sound is heard when the shutter release is half- pressed, but the image is not stabilized (including in the viewfinder) until the precise moment that the shot is taken. The 1. 00- 4. 00 L II's IS system auto- senses a tripod in use.
Canon recommends turning IS off when shooting tripod- based (primarily to save a small amount of battery life) and leaving IS on when shooting from a less- stable support such as a monopod. As with similar Canon IS systems, the 1. II's IS system is very well implemented. By this I mean that, in part, the image in the viewfinder does not bounce around when the system activates or during subject framing adjustment. The 1/focal length (or 1/focal length * 1. APS- C cameras) rule to determine the longest exposure that can be used while hand- holding a lens typically holds up well for me.
In the case of the 1. I would typically expect sharp images at 1/1. Shooting completely freehand at 1. D Mark III, most of my images are sharp at a 1/5 second exposure, equating to 4 1/3 stops of assistance for me. The keeper rate is still very good at 1/4 second and slowly trails off through . The longest focal length of a lens is typically the most important focal length to be stabilized, since that focal length typically requires the fastest shutter speed to be handheld. At 4. 00mm, I am getting nearly 1.
Keeper rates at 1/1. Testing the assistance level of IS in this lens was complicated by the arrival of a nasty virus that made its rounds in our household. I waited until I was significantly recovered before completing this testing, but .. I do not feel that I was quite as stable as when in full health. Still, the 1. 00- 4. L II impressed me.
The image stabilization feature in this lens is very significantly improved over its predecessor and the versatility added to this lens by IS is big.