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Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM vs Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM vs Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Canon 400mm f5.6L USM Top Features

  • 400mm Focal Range
  • F5.6 Max Aperture
  • Filter Thread: 77mm
  • Max Format: 35mm FF
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 1250g.
  • Diameter: 90mm
  • Length: 257mm
  • Min Focus Distance:3.5m
  • Max Magnification:0.12x

Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM

Canon 400mm f2.8L IS USM Top Features

  • 400mm Focal Range
  • F2.8 Max Aperture
  • Image Stabilization
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 52mm
  • Max Format:
  • Canon EF Mount
  • Weight: 5370g.
  • Diameter: 163mm
  • Length: 349mm
  • Min Focus Distance:3m
  • Max Magnification:0.15x

Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM

Our Winner: Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM over Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM

Weight 1250g vs 5370g
Diameter 90mm vs 163mm
Length 257mm vs 349mm

Pros Of Canon EF 400mm f2.8L IS USM over Canon EF 400mm f5.6L USM
Image Stabilization Yes vs No
Max Aperture – Wide 2.8 vs 5.6
Max Aperture – Tele 2.8 vs 5.6
Filter Thread 52mm vs 77mm
Weather Sealing Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 3m vs 3.5m
Max Magnification 0.15x vs 0.12x

Canon 400mm f5.6L USM vs Canon 400mm f2.8L IS USM Specs Table

General Canon 400mm f5.6L USM Canon 400mm f2.8L IS 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 No 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 F5.6 F2.8
Min Aperture F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 8 8
Optics
Optical Elements 7 17
Optical Groups 6 13
Special Elements 1 UD-glass element unknown
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 3.5m 3m
Max Magnification 0.12X 0.15X
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 Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 1250g 5370g
Diameter 90mm 163mm
Length 257mm 349mm
Materials Metal barrel, metal mount Magnesium alloy barrel, metal mount
Weather Sealing Unknown Yes
Filter Thread 77mm 52mm
Filter Notes
Hood Supplied Yes Unknown
Hood Code built-in retractable hood ET-155
Tripod Collar Yes Yes
Optional Accessories detachable tripod mount Hard Case: LH-D29 Soft Case: LZ1132 Lens Case 400
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