Canon Telephoto EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Autofocus Lens

Model #2526A004

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Dimensions (dxl) Approx. 3.5 x 10.1" (8.89 x 25.65 cm)
Filter thread 77 mm
Weight 2.75 lb (1.25 kg)


Format compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Focal length 400 mm
Magnification 0.12x
Aperture Maximum: f/5.6
Minimum: f/32
Minimum focus distance 11.48' (3.5 m)
Diaphragm blades 8
Groups/elements 6/7
Maximum reproduction ratio 1:8.3
Angle of view
Camera mount type Canon EF


Image stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod collar Yes
Expert Reviews
Slr lens and camera reviews.33034498
6 June 2009

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM is an excellent long telephoto prime that should be considered by anyone with a limited (relatively speaking) budget. The lens offers very solid image quality and excellent build quality, with good handling of various artifacts, including flare, vignetting and color...

The digital picture.32823291
29 October 2007

Is the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know about the Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens in's review!

Images by william castleman.34355705
6 September 2008

The EF 400mm f/5.6L was compared to the EF 300mm f/4L with the EF 1.4X and resolution data on a 400mm f/5.6L with the EF 1.4X was determined.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
1 March 2015

I have owned the canon 400mm f/5.6 L for about nine months now. It is super sharp and produces great results consistently. The autofocus is very fast, accurate, and quiet. The build quality is great and it is lightweight when compared to other offerings in the 400mm focal length range.

  • +

    Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction

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    Poor in Low Light

28 February 2014

I bought this to replace another lens that failed several years ago, so I have had plenty of experience with it shooting various wildlife, primarily birds for large prints, typically up to 36 inches on a side, using a Canon 40D, then a 60D.This lens is capable of extremely high IQ images.

  • +

    Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight

  • -

    Maybe Soft Wfilters, Maybe Soft W Filters

24 September 2013

This lens has to be one of the best values at or above 300mm.My first long telephoto and I still use it.No IS and no big aperture, but in daylight you can get some great images. I've captured a number of dragonfly with this lens and honestly I wouldn't use anything else.

  • +

    Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, lightweight

  • -

    less than ideal close focus

1 April 2010

I purchased this lens back in the spring of 1996 (Yes, it dates back that far!). That year I took it to the Newport Jazz Festival with my EOS 1N and came home with some amazing pictures. Over the years it has continued to be a great lens for outdoor shots.

Photography review.32822891
23 February 2011

I am an extremely satisfied user of Canon 400 mm F 5.6 EFL lens. I have used this lens with variopus Canon bodies like Canon EOS 1RS, EOS 1N, EOS 3, EOS 1DS mark II, EOS 5D. I have had wonderful experience with all these bodies with excellent sharpness in the center of the frame.

  • +

    Outstanding sharpness, well controlled flare characteristics, very little lateral colour, Minimal drop in sharpness with the 1.4 X EF teleconverter.

  • -

    lack of USM, I guess that is about it

29 April 2010

A good entry level bird/wildlife lens. Takes a bit of practice to get sharp shots handheld.

  • +

    Well made. Sharp. Not too heavy for a 400, but not exactly light either. Good value. Works pretty well with the 1.4x extender. Fast autofocus.

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    It could really use IS.

Product Highlights
  • Super UD Glass Element
Average Expert Score
Average User Score
In The Box
  • Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens
  • E-77U 77mm Snap-On Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • Tripod Collar
  • LZ1132 Pouch Case
  • Strap for Case
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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