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EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

High-performance L-series super-telephoto with dual-mode Image Stabilizer function Ultra-high image quality with Fluorite and UD Glass High AF speed with improved Ring USM and algorithms for focus prediction Magnesium alloy lens barrels
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6 out of 6(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Review 1 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: RHFBERNSTEIN
Location: 07727-3718 Farmingdale, NJ
Used this product for: 1 to 3 months
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Customer: more than 20 years
Product replacement: Yes

Magic Lens indeed

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Date:March 4, 2011
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, is system is unreal !
Cons: weight lifting machine
The Canon EF600MMF4L IS USM lens is unbelievable. I wish I could upload just one image I have taken with it. Also I had the EF500MMF4L for 4 days and returned it for this lens. The only complaint is the draw string for the lens cap, which came apart, then the plastic adjuster broke. Also it is long enough that is interferes with the mounting shoe when the sun shade is in the reverse position. But it is one heck of a lens. Plus I'll have arms like Arnold by the end of the summer.
11 of 11 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: SS
Location: Apex, NC., USA.
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: more than 20 years
Product replacement: No

The Best Lens in the world

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Date:January 12, 2011
Pros: fast af in every modes, super sharp in details from edge to edge, great/ beautiful colors contrast, perfected shallow dof. for birds photography
Cons: too heavy for handheld for 20 minutes.
I already have 9 Canon " L " Lenses and 5 regular Canon Lenses--This Lens 600 MM. F/ 4.0 L IS USM are the best Canon Lens that I ever have-Super Fast in AF. and Great AI servo AF, -Super Sharp in Details, Great / Beautiful contrast of Colors and Great Shallow DOF. for Bird Photography. Yes, I just have this babe for 2 weeks and fell in love with her all over again and again.
Yes, This Babe is worth every pennies that I spend.
1 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: Wildnature
Location: Birmingham, Alabama
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Best lens for wildlife photography

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Date:January 14, 2010
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, reliability, retain its value, canon quality and name
I bought this lens 6 years ago and have used it in several trips to Africa and other photo trips. In spite the fact I had dropped from top of a jeep down to the ground, exposed to rain, dust, vibration, and many, many trips, this lens is still as sharp as the first day I bought it. It is built like a tank. Many pictures taken with the 1.4 and 2.0 X extenders would look phenomenal as long as one knows how to get the best exposure and minimize vibration.
No other lens would come even close at this focal range. It is worth every penny!
19 of 19 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: Silvex
Location: Orange County, CA
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

Royal IQ

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Date:April 8, 2009
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus
I have used this lens for wild life and it is very hard to take a bad shot with this lens. The IQ and size are royal. It is built like a tank (including size). It is pretty fast at AF of fast moving subjects. You need to plan ahead your shooting, since it is a heavy lens. Used with a 1.4TCON along a crop body and you have some reach.
21 of 21 people found this review helpful.
Review 5 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: Global-Trekker
Location: Ventura, CA
Used this product for: more than 1 year
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Product replacement: No

A great tool for the toolkit

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Date:February 22, 2009
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus
Cons: price point
I've been using this lens for 4 years now. It's been with me in -40C (sub arctic) temps and it's been in the rainfrorest's of SE Asia repeatedly. I've never had an isuse with it. That's not to say the glass doesn't fog up in 95% humidity - that's to be expected from any lens!
Glass is sharp, Quality of construction is consistent with what you would expect for the price you'll pay and switching from A/F to manual is seemless and pain free.
Things to consider: How to move this lens around. It does fit in a specialized backpack and I've had no issues on large Boeing's and Air Buses in the overhead compartment. It does not fit on most of your little twin seater / puddle jumping Cesna's so you'll have to pray nothing happens to it when you hand it over prior to embarkement.!
Be prepared to have a quality mounting / support system. It is immposible to hand hold no matter how well endowed you think you may be!
39 of 40 people found this review helpful.
Review 6 for EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Nickname: Makaha Shooter
Location: Makaha Beach
Used this product for: 6 to 12 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Product replacement: Yes

EF 600 f/4 IS USM

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Date:January 25, 2009
Pros: Super-sharp images, Superior build quality, Fast auto-focus, light weight
Cons: can i get it in black for night ops?
5 stars in every category because the 600 performed better than I expected... coupled with the 1.4 extender and a Mark lll I have the perfect surf camera set up... now if I can get Nalu to smile when he takes off at the point at Makaha!!!
29 of 37 people found this review helpful.
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