In this review, we will be comparing Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM and Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM, two Telephoto Prime lenses by Canon. Both lenses have the same focal length and max apertures of 400mm focal range and a max aperture of F2.8 so they are very comparable in this regard.
We will start with briefly looking and the main specs of these two lenses and in the section, we will start analyzing in more detail and list the pros and cons of each lenses.
What type of photography are the Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM and Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM lenses good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated the Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM and the Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM for their suitability to various photography scenarios:
||Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM
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Size and Weight Comparison
Weight of a lens is as important as its external dimensions, especially if you are planning to hand hold your camera and lens combination for longer periods. Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM weighs 2840g, which means it is 1010g (26%) lighter than the Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM which has a weight of 3850g.
Below you can find the dimension and weight table of the 'Telephoto Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for size comparison purposes.
Telephoto Prime Lenses in Canon EF Mount for Size Comparison
Both Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM and Canon 400mm f2.8L IS II USM has the same Canon EF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon EF lenses are Canon 1D X III, Canon 6D MII and Canon 5D MIV.
Both lenses have the same focal range of 400mm and the fastest aperture of F2.8.