Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens

BH #CA2004004IS • MFR #5176B002
Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Built-In 1.4x Extender
  • One Fluorite and Four UD Elements
A long-reaching zoom characterized by its versatility, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x from Canon is a medium to super-telephoto distinguished by its unique optical design and fast performance. Featuring a built-in 1.4x extender, you can quickly and intuitively switch between the native 200-400mm f/4 setting and an effective 280-560mm f/5.6 for greater reach. Benefitting this unique design is a sophisticated optical layout, which includes one fluorite element and four ultra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater color accuracy and contrast when working in bright or backlit conditions.
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Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Overview

A long-reaching zoom characterized by its versatility, the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x from Canon is a medium to super-telephoto distinguished by its unique optical design and fast performance. Featuring a built-in 1.4x extender, you can quickly and intuitively switch between the native 200-400mm f/4 setting and an effective 280-560mm f/5.6 for greater reach. Benefitting this unique design is a sophisticated optical layout, which includes one fluorite element and four ultra-low dispersion elements to control chromatic aberrations and color fringing for increased clarity. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to individual elements to reduce lens flare and ghosting for greater color accuracy and contrast when working in bright or backlit conditions.

Beyond the optical attributes, this 200-400mm f/4 is also characterized by its advanced four stop-effective Image Stabilizer system, which has three separate stabilization modes to suit various shooting applications. Also complementing handling is a sophisticated ring-type USM, which provides quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions and it has a removable rotating tripod collar to benefit working atop a tripod or monopod.

Super telephoto zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 320-640mm equivalent focal length.
Built-in 1.4x extender allows you to instantly extend your reach to 280-560mm (or 448-896mm equivalent with APS-C cameras) simply by flipping the left-hand switch. Since the extender is integrated within the lens housing, it is optically matched to the lens for improved imaging performance and also fully maintains the lens's weather sealing.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture, without the teleconverter in position, offers consistent illumination throughout the zoom range. When the 1.4x teleconverter is engaged, the maximum aperture is effectively f/5.6.
One fluorite element and four ultra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working 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. Three distinct IS modes are available: standard single-shot mode, a panning-optimized mode, and a mode that only activates the Image Stabilizer during the exposure.
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.
Focus Preset function is available to quickly recall a programmed focusing position.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to different ranges for faster performance to suit different applications.
A Power Focus setting is available, and allows you to electronically and smoothly adjust your focus position to suit video recording. This setting utilizes a dedicated ring in front of the main focusing ring and allows you to use one of two different focusing speeds.
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.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Fluorine-coating on exposed elements affords protection to the optical system, resists smudging and fingerprints, and is easier to clean.
Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.
UPC: 013803134179

Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Specs

Focal Length200 to 400mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon EF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View12° to 6° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance6.56' / 2 m
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Optical Design25 Elements in 20 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)5.04 x 14.41" / 128 x 366 mm
Weight7.98 lb / 3.62 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight25.15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)27 x 16 x 14.5"
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This is a difficult decision...I'm looking to buy either the 200-400mm f/4L or the 500mm f/4L.Even though the 200-400 has a built in 1.4x extender, can I add another 1.4 or 2x extender as well?I like the versatility of the zoom & I like the lower price and longer reach of the 500...
Asked by: Anonymous
It is possible to use a 1.4x converter with this lens, you would need to first pre-focus with the internal 1.4x converter and then focus on your subject, then remove the lens, apply the external 1.4x converter, and the focus should be retained once you re-mount the lens. However, you will be better off with the 500mm f/4L to achieve the same effect without the efforts.
Answered by: Heather S.
Date published: 2018-12-19

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Previously a guy asked what the final cost of the Canon 200-400mm zoom lens would be if shipped out of state and purchased by card on line. Would that price also hold for me here in Iowa if I were to purchase the lens as stated above? I am very seriously considering ordering this lens! What would the final price for me in Iowa be if I made the purchase?
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Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I have the canon 70-200 f2.8 my question is do ...

I have the canon 70-200 f2.8 my question is do you loose the light if you use an 2x extender.
Asked by: MICHAEL
As mentioned in the other answer you will lose two steps of light with an external 2X extender. I would just like to add that while the difference is mostly acceptable using. 1.4 x extender this is not the case with the 2X. With the 70-200 f/2.8, one of the best if not the best variable focal length lens around it is a pity to allow the extender to affect the image quality so much. If you are using a tripod and the subject is not moving you could,of course, manage with reduced speed.
Answered by: Swaranjeet
Date published: 2021-08-05

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What is the difference between the two drop-in polarizer filters that are pictured/offered in the accessories section for this lens? There's a $60.00 difference in price.
Asked by: Robert M.
The Canon PL-C 52WII 52mm Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter B&H # CACPDI52Q has greater light transmission than the Canon 2585A001 52mm Circular Polarizing Filter (Rear Drop-in) B&H # CACPDI52, hence the higher price point.
Answered by: Kirk R.
Date published: 2018-08-28

I have a 400-800mm lens that came with camera ...

I have a 400-800mm lens that came with camera manual focus . Will this lens get me better quality pictures at the same distance. I'd like to see difference in pictures before spending this much .
Asked by: Jesse
Unfortunately, as I am not familiar with the 400-800mm lens you list above, I would not be able to compare it to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens. You would have to e-mail [email protected] with the brand/model name of the lens you own, as well as the camera you own, and we can see if we can assist you with your inquiry. In the meantime, I would recommend to either click the images on our website and click the "Customer's Images" tab or Google "Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x Lens Review" to find reviews of the above lens, which may have images captured with the lens for you to view the image quality.
Answered by: Manzell
Date published: 2021-04-23

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Like the 300 f/2.8L lens, can you rotate this lens both horizontally and vertically without moving the lens on a monopod. Assume so but desire to verify. Also, is it much difficulty to insert the circular polarizer? Thank you.
Asked by: Kirby T.
Yes, the lens' tripod collar will allow you to rotate the camera.
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Date published: 2018-08-28

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Whats the minimum outside temperature this lens should be used in?
Asked by: John
Hi--you can use this lens in any weather that you can function in. In extremely cold weather (below 15F), batteries on the camera will die very quickly and the lubricants in the lens may become more viscous, slowing the AF reaction somewhat. But it won't damage the lens.
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Thank you so much
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Date published: 2018-08-28
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