Canon 200-400mm IS Lens Test Results: Excuse Me Sir, But There is a Fly in My Photograph

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You'll find tons of detailed lens tests on the web. They are great for photo geeks.

I don't do detailed tests, but I always test a lens for sharpness - in a practical setting. For me, sharpness is the #1 determining factor when choosing a lens.

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The result: even in a tightly cropped image, I could see a fly (dark body and white wings) in my one of my photographs. Now that's sharp.

While I am on the topic of testing sharpness, I also shot with the new Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens on a recent trip to Florida.

I wanted to see if the lens was sharp enough to show the birds' individual feathers.

The non-technical answer, even when the image is cropped: Yup!

Well, those are my short and sweet lens tests.

Explore the light,
Rick Sammon
Canon Explorer of Light

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