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Canon EF 800 mm f/5.6L IS USM

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Manufacturer Canon
Model EF 800 mm f/5.6L IS USM
Lens style Telephoto
Focal length 800 mm
Maximum aperture f/5.6
Angle of view 3.1 o
Closest focusing distance 6 m
Maximum magnification 7.1
Minimum aperture 32
Number of diaphragm blades 0
Auto focus type USM
Lens Construction 18 elements / 14 groups
Filter diameter 0 mm
Macro No
Available mounts Canon EF
Dimensions 461 x 163 mm
Weight 4500 g
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Average rating (2 owners reviews)
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Owners reviews (2)
  1. ScatterCr
    ScatterCr 21 April 2013, 06:21
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    IP 216.128.x.x
    Owner since: 2 years
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: It's like looking through a straw which makes it difficult to acquire moving subjects

    Pros: Reach, Image Quality, Ultra Low Distortion, Ultra Low Chromatic Aberration, 4 Stop Image Stabilization, Weather Sealing

    Summary: This lens is at its best when mounted on a tripod with a gimbal. It creates a very pleasing bokeh wide open. Stops down extremely well for deep focus detail. Supreme Color Rendition & Contrast.

  2. johnf3f
    johnf3f 31 January 2013, 01:37
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    IP 94.197.x.x
    Owner since: 1 month
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    User profile: Amateur

    Cons: Price, weight, 6 meter minimum focus distance, does not AF with Canon 2 x Mk3 extender.

    Pros: Reach, Image Quality, build quality, very fast AF for an F5.6 lens, 4 stop IS

    Summary: In my opinion this is possibly the ultimate lens for small bird photography. I have not had it long but the Canon 800 shows better IQ than my 600 F4 L IS (Mk1) and is close to my 300 F2.8 (no mean feat!). If you really need the reach the have a good long look at this lens!

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