The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens is a worthy success to the well-received MK I. Featuring a newly redesigned optical system for excellent sharpness; rotating zoom design; an improved minimum focusing distance of 0.98m; and a 3-mode Image Stabiliser, this solid, super-telephoto lens will perform to the highest of standards in a variety of photographic genres. This includes sport, ... More
The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens is a worthy success to the well-received MK I. Featuring a newly redesigned optical system for excellent sharpness; rotating zoom design; an improved minimum focusing distance of 0.98m; and a 3-mode Image Stabiliser, this solid, super-telephoto lens will perform to the highest of standards in a variety of photographic genres. This includes sport, wildlife, travel, and portraiture. When working with APS-C sized image sensors the lens delivers angles of view that are equivalent to a 160-640mm on a full-frame camera. Furthermore, the lens is weather sealed, offers compact dimensions and is relatively lightweight so that it can be taken anywhere.
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens Key Features:
This extremely versatile super-telephoto zoom is perfect for sport and wildlife photography in addition to other photographic genres such as travel and portraiture
Features a traditional rotating zoom design as opposed to push-pull design found on the previous models
Employs a brand new 4-stop Optical Image Stabiliser with 3 IS operation modes to counter camera shake and improve handheld recording
Fluorite and Super Ultra-low Dispersion (Super UD) lens elements take care of artefacts and distortion
Incorporates a new Zoom Touch Adjustment Ring that can customise the overall feel of the zoom control for a variety of situations
The lens in coated with the new, multi-layer Air Sphere Coating which significantly minimises ghosting and backlit flaring
Users benefit from outstanding image quality that is evident throughout the entire frame thanks to the high-quality optics
Offers an upgraded minimum focusing distance of 0.98m whereas its predecessor could only achieve a minimum distance of 1.98m
Delivers 0.31x magnification distance
Ready for use in most environments thanks to being weather sealed to guard against dust and moisture
Fluorine coating has been added to minimise the amount of dirt clinging to the lens elements and guard against smearing
Quiet and fast AF is facilitated by the ring USM drive, high-speed CPU and the optimised AF algorithms
Designed with compact dimensions so that the lens can easily fit into a kit bag and be taken anywhere
Brand new bayonet-style ET-83D hood, featuring a side window, allows for easy filter adjustment
Near-silent, fast and accurate focusing with the full-time manual focus override allowing for precise, fine adjustment
Expanded Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens Key Features:
Exceptionally Fast Autofocus
Outstandingly fast and near-silent USM autofocus locks on with excellent accuracy. The full-time manual focus override delivers precise adjustment without the need to move the camera away from the eye of the operator. The lens can focus as close as 0.98m allowing for intuitive reaction to subjects that come unexpectedly close such as wild animals or pets.
Brand New Optical Image Stabilisation
The newly employed Optical Image Stabiliser System has undergone a complete redesign resulting in up to 4-stops of camera shake compensation. Additionally, it offers three levels of stabilisation that can be found on Canon Mark II telephoto-zoom lenses. Mode 1 detects movement in two planes in the same way as the previous IS systems. Mode 2 is a new algorithm that detects movement in one plane making it ideal for panning. Last but not least, Mode 3 - that can only be activated during exposure – supports panning without the IS over-compensating for movement which can have a diminishing effect on the image quality.
What's in the box?
1 x Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
1 x Canon E-77 II 77mm Lens Cap
1 x Canon Rear Lens Cap
1 x Canon ET-83D Lens Hood
1 x Canon LZ1326 Lens Case
1 x Tripod Collar
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens Sample Images:
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