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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

BH #CA1004002LIS • MFR #9524B002
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/38
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
A long-reaching telephoto zoom characterized by a sophisticated optical design and advanced image stabilization technologies, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is part of the esteemed L-series developed for full-frame EOS DSLRs. One fluorite element and one Super UD element have been incorporated into the lens' construction, and both help to reduce aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range in order to deliver notable clarity, image sharpness, and faithful color reproduction. An Air Sphere Coating has also been applied to lens elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich imagery. Benefitting the optical components of the lens, a four-stop effective Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake and can be dedicated to different styles of shooting. Furthermore, a redeveloped rotation-type zoom ring pairs with an internal focusing mechanism, and an Ultrasonic Motor, to deliver quick and intuitive handling to benefit handheld shooting. Positioned as a versatile option for sports and wildlife photographers, this lens' list of attributes make it a viable telephoto zoom for a variety of shooting applications.
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Overview

A long-reaching telephoto zoom characterized by a sophisticated optical design and advanced image stabilization technologies, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens is part of the esteemed L-series developed for full-frame EOS DSLRs. One fluorite element and one Super UD element have been incorporated into the lens' construction, and both help to reduce aberrations and distortions throughout the zoom range in order to deliver notable clarity, image sharpness, and faithful color reproduction. An Air Sphere Coating has also been applied to lens elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for more contrast-rich imagery. Benefitting the optical components of the lens, a four-stop effective Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake and can be dedicated to different styles of shooting. Furthermore, a redeveloped rotation-type zoom ring pairs with an internal focusing mechanism, and an Ultrasonic Motor, to deliver quick and intuitive handling to benefit handheld shooting. Positioned as a versatile option for sports and wildlife photographers, this lens' list of attributes make it a viable telephoto zoom for a variety of shooting applications.

Housed within a weather-resistant barrel, this lens also features fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements for protection against fingerprints and smudges from affecting image quality. Zoom control is complemented by a dedicated tension ring for adjusting zoom torque. Additionally, other refined design elements include a tripod collar that can be attached or detached with the lens mounted to the camera and an included lens hood that permits easy control over specialty filters with the hood in place.

Telephoto zoom is compatible with full-frame EF-mount DSLRs, as well as APS-C-format models where it provides a 160-640mm equivalent focal length range.
One fluorite element and one Super Ultra-Low Dispersion element help to correct chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for a high degree of sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy.
An Air Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Additionally, three dedicated image stabilization modes are available—Standard, Panning, and During Exposure Only—and can be selectively employed to suit a variety of types of shooting.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
The rotation-type zoom ring offers precise adjustment between zoom positions, especially when shooting handheld, and a zoom torque adjustment ring enables easy setting of the zoom tension for personalized control.
A weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions. Additionally, fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear lens elements for further protection against fingerprints and smudging.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
A redeveloped tripod collar can be attached or detached from the lens without having to remove the lens from the camera.
The included ET-83D lens hood incorporates a side window for easier adjustment of rotating filters with the hood in place.
UPC: 013803240863

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Specs

Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 38
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance3.22' / 98 cm
Maximum Magnification0.31x
Optical Design21 Elements in 16 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.7 x 7.6" / 94 x 193 mm
Length at Maximum Extension7.56" / 192 mm
Weight3.61 lb / 1640 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.065 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 7.3 x 7.25"

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Reviews

Excellent lens and and B&H service

By Fred
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-30

Everything in order was in perfect shape, tested out perfect, free overnight shipping; typically excellent B&H service.

Great lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-22

I haven't had a lot of time to use this lens yet but the photos I have taken a wonderful! I took a photo of a Golden eagle and was amazed at the clear, sharp detail.

Best in class!

By Shawn
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-12

Prior to buying this lens I had used the Tamron 150-600 G2. It worked ok, but this lens is in a whole different league. Where the Tamron was inaccurate and slowish to focus, generally soft, with jumpy IS, and prone to wicked CA, this lens is none of those things. Even strapped to an 80D with a 1.4X TC, it still produces very sharp images and snaps to focus so long as you're relatively close to begin with. It's very close minimum focusing distance makes it excellent for shooting larger insects like butterflies and dragonflies. Nothing else touches it for the price. I truly love what this lens lets me capture.

Canon 100-400 f4.5-5.6

By Ron
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-20

I have used this lens twice, once for a high school football game and once for a 14u travel baseball game, I was very impressed with clarity, I typically use my 70 x 200 2.8 that I absolutely love especially in low light but the 100 x 400 is amazing as long as you have available light.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens

By Raymond
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-17

This was a replacement for my older EF 100-400. I prefer this ring zoom compared to the older style slide zoom.

This is our first telephoto

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-01

We take beach, sunset, landscape and wildlife photographs. We were interested in a better zoom lens than the 18-135mm we had already and were prepared to enter the telephoto world. This lens is easy to operate, connects quickly to our Canon EOS 90D. It's light enough for both of us (my fiancee is a quite a bit smaller than I am and she has no trouble). While I would like a lower F stop, I haven't seen any real problems with the photos.

Love this lens

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-17

I first got the 70-200 f/2.8 ... but I turned that in for the 100-400 which is so much better. I needed the extra length that the 400mmm give me the 200mm is just not long enough. This lens is sharp, and much lighter than the Tamron 150-600 I own. This lens will get used a lot ... easy to use, and I thought I needed the 2.8 this lens at 4.5 is just fine for depth of field shots.

Still One of The Best Telephoto Lens to date.

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-16

The Canon EF 100 - 400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens, is still performing to date as when it was first launch on the market. This lens remains tick tack sharp and continue to focus very fast. The Canon EF 100 - 400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens is here to stay.

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