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Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens

BH #CA100400RF • MFR #5050C002
Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/45
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
A versatile telephoto-zoom with a portable form factor, the Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM is a nimble lens perfect for wildlife, sports, and travel shooting. With extended range, this zoom packs super-telephoto reach into a relatively sleek, lightweight design along with support for Coordinated IS to help control up to 6 stops of camera shake and Nano USM AF to promote faster focusing performance.
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Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Overview

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A versatile telephoto-zoom with a portable form factor, the Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM is a nimble lens perfect for wildlife, sports, and travel shooting. With extended range, this zoom packs super-telephoto reach into a relatively sleek, lightweight design along with support for Coordinated IS to help control up to 6 stops of camera shake and Nano USM AF to promote faster focusing performance.

Optically, the lens uses specialized elements to control a variety of aberrations and produce images with high sharpness and clarity throughout the zoom range. Close-focusing performance is also possible, with a maximum magnification of 0.41x at the 400mm position, for close-up shooting of subjects as small as a credit card.

Long-reaching telephoto zoom lens is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras.
Modest f/5.6-8 maximum aperture range promotes a relatively compact, lightweight form factor.
One Ultra Low Dispersion element is featured toward the front of the optical design and helps to reduce chromatic aberrations and color fringing throughout the zoom range.
One aspherical element helps control distortion and promotes a high degree of sharpness.
Super Spectra Coating has been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by 5.5 stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Also, when working with select cameras, up to 6 stops of stabilization may be available with the Coordinated Optical Image Stabilizer and In-Body Image Stabilizer.
Nano USM system utilizes both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to realize quick and accurate focusing that is also smooth and near silent to suit both photography and video applications. This focusing system also affords full-time manual focus control when working in the one-shot AF mode.
Close focusing capabilities are available throughout the zoom range, with a maximum magnification of 0.41x available at the 400mm position and a minimum focusing distance of 2.9' possible at the 200mm position.
Rounded 9-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x teleconverters to further increase the effective focal length.
UPC: 013803341300

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Specs

Focal Length100 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/5.6 to 8
Minimum Aperturef/32 to 45
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View24° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance2.9' / 88 cm
Maximum Magnification0.41x
Optical Design12 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.1 x 6.5" / 79.5 x 164.7 mm
Weight1.4 lb / 635 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.805 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.1 x 5.2 x 4.9"

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Reviews

Amazing

By Angeleen
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-01

This price point is ridiculous for what you are getting. Amazing images.

Good for ducks and squirrels

By Rich
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

I've been thrilled doing some lakeside photography with this lens... not only does it have good reach, but the images are very clear and sharp. Color comes out unblemished (which I can't say with other zooms). Very happy with this lens.

Awsome!

By Martha
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

I Love it. I am having a super time with my new lens purchased from B&H!

Excellent.

By Augustin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-14

Excellent for the price !

Love it

By Cheryl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-06

Love this lens. So much lighter weight than my old EF 100-400 L lens. I actually think the photos are better than those taken with my L lens, probably due to being able to handle it so much easier. Works well with Canon R7.

The best lens is the one you have with you.

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-31

Let's compare it to the 100-500L. For the good: It's 1/5th the price. 1/2 the weight and size, so you'll actually carry it around with you. The 1.4 extender works throughout the entire zoom range not just 300-500. For the less good: It's slower than the 100-500L, but not much. It's not weather sealed, but we're posers - not pros! Honestly, buy this and the RF 800mm F/11. Both lenses together cost half what the 100-500 does and give you much more range. I've owned all three and I'm much happier now that the 100-500L has been sold and replaced with the other two.

Light & Versatile

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-28

The RF 100-400 f/5.6-f/45 is a lightweight zoom camera. It handles well and takes a good image. Having said that, however, it is not in the same class as the 100-500 f/4.5-7.1 L lens. At some point in the future, I will be upgrading to the 100-500.

Outstanding quality and value

By Ken
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-18

Very versatile for reach and closeups on the R7 and R10. Exceptional value for a quality Canon RF lens.

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