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The Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a top-of-the-line super telephoto lens and is the longest lens among Canon's lineup.

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Pros

has the high-end white finish photographers recognize on quality lenses

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AF reacts quickly, perfect for candid photography

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ruggedly built, can handle some rough treatment gracefully

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IS is good enough that you don't need a tripod, can just rest it against something and get very sharp images

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consistent performance throughout the focal range

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no chromatic aberration at all, colors are all true

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captures fast-moving subjects very well, no blur

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Cons

big and heavy, need to account for the weight of it

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The Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a top-of-the-line super telephoto lens and is the longest lens among Canon's lineup. Its aspherical, fluorite, UD and Super UD elements help to ensure extremely high-quality images while its ring USM auto focus system provides very fast auto focusing. Meanwhile, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM's Super Spectra coating ensures an accurate colour balance.

The EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM features four optical elements which improve image clarity: aspherical elements to correct spherical aberrations and refracting fluorite, UD and Super UD elements in order to eliminate chromatic aberrations for full edge-to-edge clarity. Its ring USM auto focus system provides the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM with very fast and precise auto focus that is virtually silent as it utilizes ultra sonic frequency vibrations while its full-time manual focus override allows the user to precisely adjust focus to taste. Additionally, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM's Super Spectra lens coating suppresses flaring and ghosting by absorbing light reflected from internal lens elements for accurate colour balance and higher contrast images.

Features

  • Ring USM auto focus with full-time manual focus
  • Fluorite, UD and super-UD lens elements
  • Super Spectra lens coatings
  • 4.5 kg magnesium alloy build
  • L-series construction
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer with tripod detection
  • Lens construction: 18 elements in 14 groups
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