The replacement for Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L has officially arrived. The lens is slightly larger and the rotating zoom design should provide a solution for dust issues associated with its predecessor. It also offers three image stabilisation modes and offers 4 stops of stabilisation compared to 1.5 in the previous model. The new lens will automatically lock the IS elements when it detects a tripod in use. Minimum focus distance has been set to 3.2 feet (0.98m) and the lens now includes a 0.31x maximum magnification. A new bayonet-style ET-83D hood is included also allowing for an easier adjustment of filters.
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM uses a new optical formula with one Fluorite and one Super UD element. Also introduced is a new Air Sphere Coating technology which uses suspended air bubbles in the coating which results in reduced ghosting and flaring.
Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar all rounder lens with refined controls for a wide variety of situations making it ideal for wildlife or sports photography when you need to minimise your kit.
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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS Mark II Specs
- Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
- Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
- Diagonal Angle of View: 24º-6’10’
- Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
- Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
- Filter Size: 77mm
- Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.7 in. x 7.6 in. / 94mm x 193mm; 3.46 lbs. / 1,570g