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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

Great performance

By Hilson
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-05

Works as intended, I'm very satisfied.

Canon EF 100-400 mm

By Linda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-03

I love this new lens. Easy to use and not too heavy.

Rekindled my love for photography

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-26

I've been shooting real estate professionally for over a decade and I'm good at my craft and enjoy what I do, however somewhere along the way I've lost my passion for taking photos for fun and rarely take my big boy camera out unless I'm working. I had rented the previous version of this lens years ago and fell in love with it but couldn't justify the cost in that season of life. Well, life is short and if you don't like what you do then it's time to change things up so I finally pulled the trigger and added this bad boy to my kit. I LOVE THIS LENS! I just want to take my camera with me everywhere I go and it feels like I have a fresh set of eyes again. The nitty gritty: like everyone else says, this thing is SHARP. The AF is quiet and accurate, the IS is legit and makes hand holding in low-light a non-issue. Yes it's heavy, either hit the gym or learn to brace that elbow. If you can afford it, get it, if you can't, find a way.

Incredible lens, amazing IS

By Douglas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-19

Finally got a chance to really put this lens to use on a recent safari trip - I was concerned about hand-holding (unavoidable in this particular situation) for shots so I took many multiple shots to ensure one would come out sharp... turns out that wasn't as necessary as I thought. The IS on this thing is incredible - sharp pictures, excellent detail, no vignetting or any issues. Highly recommend for wildlife photography!

OK but too expensive

By Vitaly
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-27

Very good lens between 200mm and 300mm. Below average between 100mm and 150mm. OK at 400mm, but with heavy and shameful vignetting at 400mm f5.6. Over priced. There might be focus shift between 100mm and 300mm/400mm. Canon 400mm f5.6 prime lens is a SHAME, very old and optically does not qualify for the L grade.

In love

By Jessica
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-20

I had my eye on this lens for years and then I made the unfortunate decision to get a 150-600 from another brand instead, because it was cheaper & had more reach. That lens was heavy enough that I couldn't hand hold it & sharpness was not terribly impressive. I barely used it! After a year with it, I decided to sell it. I found myself looking at this lens again and took the plunge! It does not disappoint! I can handhold this lens without any issues and the photos are sharp! In the month that I have owned it, I have already used it more than the lens that I sold! It is quickly becoming one of my favorites! I don't even miss the extra 200mm, because I prefer the sharpness more! If you been eying a different brand, lured by the price and reach, I say do not make the same mistake I did! This lens is high quality & well worth it!

Great telephoto lens!

By Claydeeezy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-14

Don’t regret the purchase of this beauty! Hasn’t let me down yet. I’m used to the weight now and most of the time don’t even use a tripod. Use it on my 5d mark IV as well as my 80D when I want that extra 1.6x’s reach. I use it for moon and sun photography as well as wildlife. Highly recommended!

Received and used new lens.

By MajorDon
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-05

I have received the lens and like it very much. I look forward to using it, especially this winter. Even though it was out of stock when I ordered it, got it reasonably quick. Thank you.

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