differences

Reasons to consider the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Significantly better telephoto 400 mm vs 200 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Better image stabilization Canon IS II vs Canon IS
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Less risk of blur
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Reasons to consider the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM

Much cheaper $5,699.00 vs $9,999.00
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The best price we've seen is $4,300 cheaper (more than 40% less)
Much better wide angle 200 mm vs 400 mm
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2x better wide angle
Significantly shorter 208 mm vs 343 mm
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Around 40% shorter
Significantly smaller diameter 127 mm vs 163 mm
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More than 20% smaller lens at the end
Significantly lighter 2.5 kg vs 3.9 kg
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More than 30% lighter
Wider aperture f/2 vs f/2.8
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At its widest, the EF 200mm f/2L IS USM captures slightly more light (1 f-stop)
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similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Image stabilization Very good image stabilization Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USMCanon IS II
EF 200mm f/2L IS USMCanon IS
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Max focal length Good telephoto Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM400 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM200 mm
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Lowest price Very expensive Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM$9,999.00
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM$5,699.00
Diameter Quite large diameters Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM163 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM127 mm
Weight Heavy Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM3.9 kg
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM2.5 kg
Min focal length Poor wide angle Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM400 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM200 mm
Length Quite long Help
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM343 mm
EF 200mm f/2L IS USM208 mm

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM Competitors

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Wildlife lens

$8,999

Max focal length Better telephoto
Diameter Smaller diameter
Aperture Narrower aperture
Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Nikon Nikkor AF-S 400mm f/2.8G ED VR

Sports lens

$11,306

Diameter Slightly smaller diameter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$6,099

Lowest price Much cheaper
Diameter Significantly smaller diameter
Max focal length Worse telephoto

Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM Competitors

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Sports lens

$6,099

Image stabilization Better image stabilization
Max focal length Better telephoto
Min focal length Worse wide angle

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