How to buy the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM??

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Wally, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Wally

    Wally Guest

    The Canon 100-400mm L IS lens gets mixed reviews. Mostly the reviews
    are very positive, but there are some bad ones too. Some sources have
    tested more than one and the results show that there is quite a bit of

    I want to buy one, but natch I want one of the good ones. So... how
    the heck do I pick a good one?

    Wally, Nov 14, 2009
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  2. Wally

    Charles Guest

    There is no way to buy a guaranteed good copy. So, be sure to buy from a
    retailer who is liberal with returns.

    BTW, the lens-to-lens variation is not as large as some believe. Chances
    are way better than even that you will get a good one the first time (again,
    choose a reputable dealer to avoid getting a returned copy).
    Charles, Nov 14, 2009
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