The Canon 100mm-400mm L Series f4.0 lens is the latest addition to my lens kit and the sheer size and weight of it put me off using it initially. This I quickly realised was ridiculous, so I’ve taken it out for a few test runs to see a) how easy it is to use, and b) see the quality of image it produces.
I have to say that overall I was impressed. The only real downside, apart from the size is how you zoom. I’m used to the ring turn style of zooming, but with this lens you just push and pull - not the easiest to use when you want to be more in control of the amount you want to zoom - especially in small focal length increments.
That aside, here are some shots from my day time testing exercise:
Focal length at 200mm
Focal length at 300mm:
Focal length at 400mm:
Here is the quality of an ‘action’ shot:
Here is a shot where you really get to see some detail. This impressed me, being able to capture this at 400mm:
Finally - this is the moon, which actually turned out much better than any other time I’ve tried to photograph the moon: