Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is a super telephoto standard lens with long aperture f/2.8 for numerous professional nature and sports photographers. The 400mm USM super telephoto lens features latest image stabilization technology with an average weight (11.8 lb / 5.37 kg), superior handling and super fast AF speed among all 400mm f/2.8 lenses. This super telephoto lens weighs 10 g more than the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens and 3.3 lbs heavier than the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens. The lens attributes superb color balance, an excellent contrast and superior optical quality. The barrel and external parts of the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens are made of magnesium alloy. The lens offers superior moisture and dust proof performance. Distortion level is very low as well as vignetting and chromatic aberration (CA) is very well controlled. The lens has 2 UD glass elements and 1 fluorite element to get rid of secondary chromatic aberration and employs high contrast and high resolution.

The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens  features a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) and an advanced AF drive algorithm that make the autofocus speed much better or fastest in the world with EOS – 3 and EOS – 1v. The full – time manual focus exits in this 400mm zoom lens. The lens has focus preset and AF stop attributes same as the Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. The lens has unique lens composition of 13 groups containing 17 elements with 1 flourite element and 2 Ultra – low dispersion (UD) elements. Just like its other siblings in 400mm f/2.8 lineup, it does not extend throughout focusing and zooming range.

Released in 1999, the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens performs well with Canon Extenders and offers an excellent image quality. The zoom lens becomes Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 lens and Canon EF 560mm f/4.0 lens by using 2x Extender and 1.4x Extender respectively. With a minimum focusing distance of 9.8 ft / 3 m and maximum magnification of 0.15x, the lens shows best results in image sharpness, an excellent bokeh (background blur quality) and Image Stabilizer (IS). The EF 400mm USM lens supports DI (Drop In) 52 mm filter size.

Specification of   Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

  •                 Name – Canon EF 400 mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens
  •                 Release Date – 1999
  •                 Image Circle – 35 mm
  •                 Focal Length Range – 400 mm
  •                 Camera Mount Type – Canon EF
  •                 Lens type – telephoto Prime Lens
  •                 APS Equivalent – 640 mm
  •                 Horizontal angle of view – 5°10′
  •                 Diagonal angle of view – 6°10′
  •                 Vertical angle of view  – 3°30′
  •                 Focus Motor Type – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor, Full – time manual focus
  •                 Lens construction – 13 groups / 17 elements, 1 Fluorite element, 2 UD (ultra

Low dispersion) glass elements

  •                 Maximum Magnification – 0.15 x
  •                 Minimum focusing distance –  3 m (9.8 ft)
  •                 Maximum Reproduction Ratio – 1:6.7
  •                 Aperture Range – f/2.8-32
  •                 Number of Aperture blades – 8 (circular)
  •                 Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  •                 Minimum aperture – f/32
  •                 Manufacturer Specification Weight – 11.8 lbs (5.37 kg)
  •                 Maximum Length at Full Extension – 14.11 inches
  •                 Focus Adjustment –  Rear focusing system with USM (Ultrasonic Motor)
  •                 Filter Size – 52 mm
  •                 Image Stabilization – Yes
  •                 Dimensions – 163 mm (diameter) x 349 mm (length) (6.4 inches x 13.7 inches)\
  •                 Size of rings – 3.48 inches (Focus)
  •                 Format Compatibility – 35 mm film / full – frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS – C)

Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens

The Canon introduced its first telephoto prime tilt – shift Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens in April, 1991. With the tilt – shift capability, the wide angle lens can control the image’s perception and the angle of plane focus. The tilt – shift functions can be used combined or independently to correct secondary distortions, control over the zone of focus and adjust the shooting or zooming range. The tilt and shift functions also produce special effects which is impossible for ordinary lenses. The Canon’s 90mm telephoto lens is extremely sharp with an amazing saturation and high contrast. The 90mm f/2.8 lens is the lightest and smallest lens with the weight of 19.9 oz / 565 g. The lens measures 88 mm in length x 74 mm in diameter / 3.5 in. x 2.9 in. Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens is extremely wide open from corner to corner on a full frame body and slightly sharper than the Canon TS-E 45mm f/2.8 tilt shift lens.

The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens presents floating optical system with polished and ground Aspherical front element which makes this prime lens more sharp from infinity down to 0.3 m / 1 ft and offers distortion free superb image quality. The rubberized focus ring of the lens is very smooth and properly sized. Both full depth of field and distance scales are available. The Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens has a 58 mm filter size which is smallest among the Canon’s others TS – E lenses. The lens barrel and mount of the telephoto prime lens is made up of metal. The lens offers an excellent picture quality and superb color balance with the help of impressive 8 diaphragm blades. CA (chromatic aberration), distortion and vignetting are very well controlled.

The optical construction of the Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 tilt – shift lens made of 6 elements in 5 groups. Gaussian optics delivers terrific bokeh (background blur quality) and high – quality delineation. The diagonal angle of view of this wonderful lens is 27°. The lens utilizes linear extension system and manual focus. The lens is supreme tool for more advanced and unique photography. The lens shows awesome results when used for landscape, portrait and product photography. This lens has a focal length range of 90 mm and maximum magnification of 0.29x. The lens is compatible with APS – H, APS – C and full frame cameras. The Canon 12mm Extension tube and 25mm Extension tube allow magnification of .43x and 0.6x respectively.

Specifications of Canon TS-E 90mm f/2.8 lens:-

  • Name – Canon TS-E 28mm f/2.8 lens
  • Released date – April, 1991
  • Lens type – telephoto prime tilt – shift lens
  • Camera Mount type – Canon EF
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Focus type – Manual Focus
  • Max Length at Full Extension – 3.9 in.
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8
  • Maximum Format Size  – 35 mm FF
  • Lens construction – 5 elements in 6 groups, including 1 aspherical element
  • Diagonal angle of view – 27°
  • Maximum Magnification (MM) – 0.29 x
  • Materials – metal mount, metal barrel
  • Closest focus distance –1.6 ft / 0.5 m
  • Dimensions – 3.9 in. x 2.9 in. (42 mm x 67 mm)
  •  Weight – 1.2 lb / 565 g
  • Filter size – 58 mm
  • Focus Adjustment – overall linear extension system
  • AF motor type – Manual

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is one of five and the most prominent lenses in the Canon’s telephoto zoom lens lineup. Introduced in August 2001, the lens is suitable for portrait, press, outdoor, general wildlife and sports photography. The 70-200mm zoom lens has high contrast visual capability, high – resolution, and moisture – and dust resistance that make it the most vigorous and advanced lens in Canon series. Combining a very valuable focal length range of 70-200mm with proficient build quality, superb image quality, tremendous autofocus performance, precious 3 – stop Image Stabilization (IS) and a hasty aperture that make the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens unique and affordable for fresher and specialized photographers. The lens performs well from the corners with a full frame body. Using 8 circular diaphragm blades, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens provides an excellent background / foreground blur quality.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens features 18 groups containing 23 elements including 4 UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass elements to reduce chromatic aberration. The lens comes with a removable tripod mount. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens utilizes a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor) technology to get quiet, fast and almost silent autofocus. FTM (full time manual) focusing is allowed which is very quick and smooth. The lens has the maximum and minimum aperture of f/2.8 and f/32 respectively and accepts filter size of 77 mm. The Canon’s EF mount can be used with APS – C DSLR and 35 mm full – frame cameras. The lens has an average weight of 1.47 kg / 51.9 oz and it measures 86.2 mm / 3.4 inches in diameter and 197 mm / 7.8 inches in length. The front element of the lens does not rotate so there is no problem to use polarizing filters. The focus limiter switch is available to improve AF system performance.

The Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is comparable to the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L IS USM lens in terms of optical quality and performance. The Canon’s telephoto zoom lens features 2nd generation 3 – stops optical Image Stabilization technology that corrects all kind of camera shakes. The lens is compatible with EF 25 II extension tubes and EF 12 II extension tubes. The lens has higher maximum magnification of 0.17x and shorter closest focusing distance of 1.3 m / 4.3 ft than its previous non – IS version Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens. The build quality is pretty awesome. The high quality plastic is used in outer barrel of the lens with metal mount. The f/2.8 zoom lens is also compatible with Canon EOS DSLR cameras and Canon’s EF 1.4x II Extender.

Specifications of Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens:-


  • Name – Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8 L IS USM lens
  •  Releasing Date – August, 2001
  • Lens type – telephoto zoom lens
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF
  • Image circle – 35 mm
  • Focus detail – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor (USM) with full time manual focus, internal focusing
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus, tripod collar
  • Focal length range – 70mm – 200mm
  • Image Stabilization – 3 stops at .17x magnification
  • Dimensions – 86.2mm (diameter) x 197 mm (length) / 3.4 inches x 7.8 inches
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Maximum aperture – f/2.8
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8 (rounded)
  • Lens composition – 23 elements in 18 groups, including 4 UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens element
  • Weight – 51.9 oz (1.47 kg)
  • Max length at full extension – 8.06 inches
  • Horizontal angle of view – 29° – 10°
  • Diagonal angle of view – 34° – 12°
  • Vertical angle of view – 19°30′ – 7°
  • APS Equivalent – 112 – 320mm
  • Filter Size – 77 mm
  • Lens Hood – ET – 86