Performance and lightweight


  • Lightweight
  • Very good overall performance
  • Good construction
  • Excellent stabilisation
  • No chromatic aberrations
  • Price


  • Lens ring clamp not supplied
  • Loss of sharpness at 400mm
  • Vignetting
telephoto lens mount on Nikon camera

The results of this new telephoto zoom lens are extremely positive. Performances are at a very good level even if we can regret the drop of sharpness at the longest focal length especially on the edges. This will require a little software enhancement in post processing. At the shortest and medium focal length, the performance is perfect for the animal photography enthusiast or sports photos amateur. On the field, however, I regret the absence of a ring clamp, even if it is available as an option. We will therefore remember above all its reasonable weight, its exemplary construction, its efficient stabilisation and its fast focusing which is already almost remarkable. The best for the end: this zoom lens is sold at a very reasonable price.

Note: Compatibility with the Teleconverter TC-X14 (x1,4) to get 560mm at F/9

Rating : 8/10

Samples Images

robin bird singing
Download this image (Nikon d7500)
Download this image 150mm F/5 (Nikon d7200)
Big bird grey heron flying photography
Download this photo 300mm F/6 (Nikon d7200)

More samples on Flickr


Focal Length100-400mm
Maximum ApertureF/4.5-6.3
Angle of View (diagonal)24°24′ – 6°12′ (for full-frame format) 
15°54′ – 4°01′ (for APS-C format)
Lens Construction17 elements in 11 groups
Minimum Focus Distance1.5m (59 in)
Maximum. Magnification Ratio1:3.6
Filter SizeΦ67mm
Maximum DiameterΦ86.2mm (3.4 in)
Length*199mm (7.8 in) Canon
196.5mm (7.7 in) Nikon
Weight1,135g (40 oz) Canon
1,115g (39.3 oz) Nikon
Diaphragm Blade Number9 (circular diaphragm)**
Minimum ApertureF/32-45
Image Stabilization Performance4 Stops (CIPA Standards Compliant)
For Canon: EOS-5D MKIII is used / For Nikon: D810 is used
Standard AccessoriesLens hood, Lens caps
Compatible MountsCanon, Nikon
Available Firmware updatesClick for detailsCanon EOS R compatibility
Nikon Z compatibility
FormatFull-Frame DSLR***

Jacques Julien

French photographer based in Paris specialised in black and white photographs, animal photos, architecture, portraits.