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Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM vs Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM vs Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM Top Features

  • 400mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 1940g.
  • Diameter: 128mm
  • Length: 233mm
  • Min Focus Distance:3.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.12x

Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM

Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM Top Features

  • 400mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 3850g.
  • Diameter: 163mm
  • Length: 343mm
  • Min Focus Distance:2.7m
  • Max Magnification:0.17x

Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM over Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM

Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Weight 1940g vs 3850g
Diameter 128mm vs 163mm
Length 233mm vs 343mm

Pros Of Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS II USM over Canon EF 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 4
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 4
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 8
Minimum Focus Distance 2.7m vs 3.5m
Max Magnification 0.17x vs 0.12x

Canon 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM vs Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM Specs Table

General Canon 400mm f4.0 DO IS USM Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM
Brand Canon Canon
Lens Type Prime Prime
Price CHECK PRICE CHECK PRICE
Lens Type Telephoto Prime Telephoto Prime
Lens Mount Canon EF Canon EF
Max Format 35mm FF 35mm FF
Focal Range 400mm 400mm
Image Stabilization Yes Yes
Colour Grey and Black Grey and Black
Zoom Method No Zoom No Zoom
Power Zoom No No
Zoom Lock No No
Zoom Ratio 1.0X 1.0X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 8 9
Optics
Optical Elements 17 16
Optical Groups 13 12
Special Elements Multi-Layer Diffractive Optical (DO) Element Fluorite elements Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 3.5m 2.7m
Max Magnification 0.12X 0.17X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Ultrasonic Ring-type ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Internal Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale Yes No
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 1940g 3850g
Diameter 128mm 163mm
Length 233mm 343mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Yes Yes
Filter Thread 52mm 52mm
Filter Notes Drop-in filter
Hood Supplied Unknown Yes
Hood Code ET-120 ET-155 (WII)
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories Lens Case 400 Lens Case 400C
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