Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II USM Lens

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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Powerful telephoto performance, wherever you are.

A compact, high-performance 100-400mm zoom lens that’s ideal for those shooting sports, action and wildlife photography. A 4-stop Image Stabilizer and high-quality optics deliver superb sharpness.

  • Versatile, portable super-telephoto zoom lens
  • Superb image quality right across the frame
  • Customise the feel of the zoom control for different situations
  • Fast, near-silent focusing
  • Shoot confidently in tough weather conditions 
  • 100-400mm focal length with Zoom Touch Ajustment.
  • Shoot in low light with 4-stop Image Stabilizer; three IS modes.
  • High image quality thanks to Fluorite and Super UD elements.
  • New ASC coating to prevent ghosting and flare.
  • Highly weather resistant for use in the toughest of conditions.
  • Ring USM drive, high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms for quiet, fast AF.
  • Fluorine coating on lens surfaces reduces dirt clinging to the lens elements and prevents smearing.

Versatile super-telephoto performance

The EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is ideal for photographers who are travelling light and want to take just one telephoto lens with them. A great choice for sports and wildlife photography – the 100-400mm zoom range puts you right next to distant subjects, and lets you react quickly in a fast-changing situation. When used on cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors, the EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM offers angles of view equivalent to a 160-640mm on a full-frame camera.

Stay sharp, whatever the light

The EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM delivers sharp, high-contrast images, using Fluorite and Super Ultra-low Dispersion (Super UD) lens elements to tackle artefacts and distortion. A three-mode Image Stabilizer guards against blur from camera shake, allowing handheld shooting with shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal.

Fear no flare

Shoot into the light confident that Canon’s multi-layered Air Sphere Coating (ASC) will protect against flare, ghosting and reduced contrast. ASC uses a multi-layer coating to reduce reflections including a layer of nanosized air spheres deposited on the lens surface to slow down light more gradually as it enters the lens, this prevents the internal reflections that reduce image quality.

Ergonomic handling

 Different photographers work in different ways. Use the Zoom Touch Adjustment ring to set the amount of resistance felt when zooming the lens: a light touch is ideal when you’ll be working quickly in a fast-changing situation. On the other hand, you might want to stiffen or lock the zoom mechanism when you don’t want the focal length to change accidentally.

Fast focus when you want it

Enjoy fast USM autofocus that locks on accurately and in near-silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise adjustment without taking your camera away from your eye. The EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM focuses down to 0.98m, letting you react to subjects that come unexpectedly close.

NEW Optical Image Stabilisation 
The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM’s Image Stabiliser (IS) system has been completely redesigned and now offers up to 4-stops of compensation. It also features the three levels of stabilisation, found on Canon Mark II telephoto-zoom lenses:

  • Mode 1: The same as previous IS systems. IS detects movement in two planes
  • Mode 2: New algorithms reduce problems when panning. IS detects movement in one plane, ideal for panning
  • Mode 3: IS is only activated during exposure. Allows panning without the IS over-compensating for movement which may affecting image quality

Protected from the great outdoors

Keep shooting even in tough weather conditions. As an L-series lens, the EF 100-400MM F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is sealed against dust and moisture, so you can keep shooting even when conditions turn bad. A fluorine coating on the lens’ front element repels dirt making the lens easy to clean.


Lens Type Telephoto Zoom
Focal length - wide (mm) 100
Focal length - tele (mm) 400
Max aperture - wide 4.5
Max aperture - tele 5.6
Minimum aperture 32
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.98
Image stabilisation Yes
Lens mount Canon EF
Lens elements 21
Lens groups 16
Aperture blades 9
Filter thread (mm) 77
Autofocus motor USM
Tele-converter compatibility EF 1.4x II & EF 2x II
Colour White
Size 94 x 193mm
Weight (g) 1640
Hood model ET-83D

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