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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
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- Compact, high performance L-series super-telephoto zoom makes it ideal for sports and wildlife photography
- Rotation-type zoom ring allows for more precise composition and excellent balance when handholding
- Improved zoom torque adjustment ring allows easy setting of zoom tension, Focal Length & Maximum Aperture:100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6, Closest Focusing Distance-3.2 ft. / 0.98m
- New Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, Highly resistant to dust and water, and amazing durability enabling shooting even in harsh conditions
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|Lens Compatibility Information: Canon EF-S lenses are only compatible with APS-C sensor DSLR cameras. Canon EF lenses are compatible with Canon full-frame and APS-C DSLR cameras.
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|Compatible Camera Mount||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ultrasonic||auto-focus||Ultrasonic||Ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||auto-focus|
|Item Dimensions||7.6 x 3.7 x 3.7 in||1.06 x 2.83 x 2.83 in||7.44 x 3.62 x 3.62 in||10.12 x 3.54 x 3.54 in||5.63 x 3.5 x 3.5 in||2.09 x 2.83 x 2.83 in|
|Item Weight||3.46 lbs||7.83 ounces||3.04 lbs||2.8 lbs||2.31 lbs||0.72 lb|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens||35mm||Zoom lens||Prime lens||Zoom lens||35mm|
|Maximum Focal Length||400 millimeters||1 millimeter||400 millimeters||400 millimeters||300 millimeters||2 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||100 millimeters||1 millimeter||100||400 millimeters||70 millimeters||2 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||77 millimeters||—||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||67 millimeters||—|
Compact, high performance L-series super-telephoto zoom makes it ideal for sports and wildlife photography Rotation-type zoom ring allows for more precise composition and excellent balance when handholding Improved zoom torque adjustment ring allows easy setting of zoom tension New Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting Highly resistant to dust and water, and amazing durability enabling shooting even in harsh conditions
From the Manufacturer
EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM
The EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that's great for sports and wildlife photography. The lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast and resolution with reduced chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range. Canon's new Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help lessen smears and fingerprints. A 9-blade circular aperture renders beautiful, soft backgrounds, and a 3 mode (standard, panning and exposure only) Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 steps* of image correction. The new inner focusing AF system helps ensure fast and accurate focus down to 3.2 ft. with a .31x maximum magnification. Usability enhancements include a rotation-type zoom ring with adjustable zoom torque for more precise, customizable zoom performance, a redesigned tripod mount that can be attached and detached without removing the lens from the camera, and an all-new lens hood with a side window that makes it simple to adjust specialty filters–like polarizers–without the need to remove the hood. Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the EF 100–400mm f/4.5–5.6L IS II USM lens is a stellar performer with refined controls for a wide variety of situations.
*According to CIPA standards (400mm focal length, when using the EOS-1D X).
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100–400mm 1:4.5–5.6
- Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 24°–6°10'
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
- Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
- Filter Size: 77mm diameter
- Zoom System: Rotation Type
- Max Diameter x Length, Weight: Approx. 3.7 x 7.6 in. / 94 x 193mm, Approx. 3.46 lbs. / 1570g (lens only, excluding removable tripod mount) Approx. 3.62 lbs. / 1640g (lens + tripod mount)
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Now, here is what I don't get. All the reviews that say the twist in the zoom ring is to long. I have small hands and fingers, and I just don't get that. I can go from 100mm to 400mm in a flash, in one twist and it's not the least bit aqward. I'm not sure if these people have ever used this lens or their technique is wrong.. I just don't get it
EDIT: Note, this lens will focus to 3 feet, even at 400mm. You have to be aware of your DOF or you will think you are having focusing problems. Check out a youtube video by a guy who tested this lens in the Galapagos Islands. Close focusing is actually what sold me on this lens.
I realize that images uploaded are not really a good representation of the lens, but you might get something out of these shots:
1) Hummingbird at 30 feet; Roseate Spoonbills at 200 feet; Lizard at 6 feet (400mm); Gull at 100 feet; Skipper at 4 feet (400mm); Flower and Bee at 5 feet (400mm); Pileated Woodpecker at 100 feet; The obligatory moon shot : )
All of these shots have been CROPPED.
This lens is replacing a 70-200mm f/4L (non-IS) and a 300mm f/4L (non-IS, yes, one from 1992). I wanted something with really good reach and great image stabilization. About 6 years ago, I rented the Mark I, push-pull version of this lens so I could cover Air Force One and Obama's arrival in San Francisco for a website contribute to. I was impressed with the reach, but the images were a bit soft compared to other really nice L glass I've owned and used.
I debated long and hard between getting this lens and the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Mark II + 1.4x III, and ended up with this lens. Primarily, I didn't want to have to deal with a teleconverter. Plus, I knew I'd be shooting at 400mm a lot, and there is a slight decrease in quality with the 1.4x III on the 70-200 compared to this new 100-400L.
To save a few hundred dollars, I bought this used -- something I'd recommend to people as long as the website has a return policy for third party vendors, like Amazon does.
Here's what I like:
1) Image quality is fantastic. From 100-400, throughout the entire range, contrast and color are rendered superbly.
2) Sharpness is top-notch, even at 400mm and wide open. I'm just blown away with how good the wide open performance is.
3) Image stabilization is fantastic, and truly necessary for 400mm hand-held shots. I do fully believe it's good down to 4 stops as advertised, as I am able to get sharp images 3 out of 4 times at 1/10sec and almost every time at 1/20sec for a stationary object at 400mm. Make yourself familiar with the different modes and how they work in order to be most effective with the stabilization.
4) Macro ability. You can focus down to about 1 meter (3 feet), which means you can get some great up-close shots.
5) Bokeh. Fantastic separation and bokeh quality.
What I don't care for:
1) The tripod collar foot. It's hard to get on and off. I even chipped the paint trying to forcibly remove it once when it was stuck. I have since learned not to over-tighten the wheel.
2) The weight. Yeah, I knew what I was getting into when I bought this monster. Make sure you have a good strap. I use the Black Rapid RS-7, which helps my shoulders and neck a lot.
3) Lens creep. The locking mechanism for the zoom is good, but not perfect. It's also not convenient to use, so half the time I don't use it, and the lens creeps anyway. I suppose this is equally my fault and Canon's fault. Mine for not using it, and theirs for not making it easier to use.
Overall, this is a hell of a lens. There are few things that are better for pure image quality and versatility. Expensive? Yes. Worth it? You bet!