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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

Tack sharp combined with my R5. Fast focus too!

By Peacecreek55
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-14

Excellent wildlife lens. Fast focus! Tack sharp images and great color.

Great Lens

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

Purchased this lens for outdoor sports and wildlife. Lens is performing beautifully! Using with a 90D body. Also using the battery grip with the vertical shutter release.

Outstanding

By Jennifer
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-29

This lens is absolutely phenomenal for wildlife photography, and I have taken some epic shots of the moon. B&H is my go-to for all my gear, as shipping is always lightning fast and packaged securely. I am highly satisfied with my purchase, as always.

Canon EF 100-400 V II for GFX

By Joseph
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-03

I have just started to use this lens for the GFX. It does vignette some starting around 250mm. I got this lens to replace the Fuji FX 100-400. Part of the idea is to have just one system. this lens focuses to about 30 from the front of the lens. It becomes a quasi macro lens. It also acts a little like a 70-200mm FF. So the plan is to use it for wildlife with the 1.4 extender, and people and subjects like flowers. I use it with the Finger adapter with f stops and the GFX 100S. It weighs about 250 grams more than the fuji GF 100-200mm, but can do more than the 100-200. this is more of a plan than a review. So far it seems working.

Better than the original

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-31

A lot better than the original, almost as sharp as my 500mm f4. I use it as my hiking lens, easy to carry and still get some great sharp photos. The original 100-400 was not always sharp for me so I appreciate more keepers.

Easy purchase. Quality lense

By Joe
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-30

Service was as expected, excellent. The lens is fantastic and is as great as advertised. I would recommend both B&H and canon for all my photo needs

Great for graduation, Indoor

By Patrick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

Thought it would be a little slow but performed well enough even under stage lightings at my son's graduation Baccalaureate ceremony held in an auditorium. Love it!

Recent Lens Purchase

By Kevin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-10

An A+ experience from the start with the purchase of this excellent Canon 100-400mm lens. I have wanted the latest version of this lens for a few years and it is everything I was hoping for! I shoot mostly wildlife photography and am enjoying the sharpness, range and color rendition produced by this lens.

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