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

L-series super telephoto zoom lens equipped with an Image Stabilizer. The fluorite and Super UD-glass elements largely eliminate secondary spectrum. The floating system also ensures high picture quality at all focal lengths. The Image Stabilizer has two modes and it is compatible with Extenders 1.4x II and 2x II.

$2,029.99 MSRP

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Print Specs

  • Focal Length 100mm – 400mm
  • Aperture Maximum: ƒ4.5 - 5.6
    Minimum: ƒ32 - 40
  • Angle of View 6.1° – 24°
  • Lens Construction 17 elements in 14 groups
  • Diaphragm Blades 5
  • Minimum Focusing Distance 1.8m (5.906')
  • Filter Size 77mm
  • Image Stabilization Yes
  • Autofocus Type Rear focusing system with USM
  • Weight 1.38kg (3.04 lb)
  • MTF Chart

Reviewed by: Dxomark
Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM lens review: Still a good all-round choice
A favorite of wildlife and action photographers, Canon's EF100-400mm f4.5-5.6L IS USM is a well-specified and versatile model. However, as it approaches sixteen years in production, is it still capable of competing with more modern offerings? Read...
Read more: http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-100-400mm-f4.5-5.6L-IS-USM-lens-review-Still-a-good-all-round-choice

Reviewed by: Photozone
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS - Review / Test Report
Released back in late 1998 the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS is Canon´s long range zoom lens primarily meant for sports-, wildlife- and press photography. Due to its rather small max. aperture it isn´t quite suitable for portraits. On...
Read more: http://www.photozone.de/reviews/204-canon-ef-100-400mm-f45-56-usm-l-is-test-report--review

Reviewed by: Lenstip
Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM review - Introduction - Lenstip.com
Launched in 1998, the Canon 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM has been so far one of more interesting offers on the market. Its price, although rather steep, is still acceptable for many people seriously interested in photography who would balk, though,...
Read more: http://www.lenstip.com/217.1-Lens_review-Canon_EF_100-400_mm_f_4.5-5.6_L_IS_USM_Introduction.html

Reviewed by: Slrgear
Canon Lens: Zooms - Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM (Tested) - SLRgear.com!
The Canon 100-400mm ƒ/4.5-5.6 IS USM telephoto zoom lens was released in September 1998. The lens uses an older ''push-pull'' zoom design that extends the lens from its length of 189mm (7.4'') to almost 260mm (10.2'') when set to its most telephoto...
Read more: http://slrgear.com/reviews/showproduct.php/product/77