I’ve just come home with my latest lens (and the first lens purchase in over six years): a Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM.
When out shopping in the city yesterday, I visited a few camera stores, one of which happened to have one available for sale at a very good price.
The 400/2.8L IS is a lens after which I have lusted for nine years, but one I never really expected or planned to buy.
When I discovered this one yesterday, it was too good to pass up.
With my Canon Extender EF 1.4x II and Canon Extender EF 2x II, I will achieve 560mm at f/4 and 800mm at f/5.6 respectively, which should cover our next African photography safari quite nicely, allowing me to achieve tighter, more selectively-focused images of the incredible wildlife there.
Last time I took my Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM, and achieved longer focal lengths of 420mm at f/4 and 600mm at f/5.6.
I’m looking forward to exploiting the 400/2.8L IS’s well-documented capabilities, and landing images with the signature look this lens provides.