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

The ideal lens if you are travelling light and in need of just one telephoto lens for your kit. It is a versatile lens for a wide range of scenarios especially sports and wildlife photography where you need a little more reach. Delivering sharp high contrast images, this lens is a favourite of many photographers and videographers. A three-mode Image Stabiliser guard against blur from camera shake, allowing handheld shooting with shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/38
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Optical Image Stabiliser
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

A well-known must-have whether you do wildlife, sports photography or portraiture work. 

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 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 Stabiliser 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.

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

Focal Length
100-400mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4.5-f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32.0-f/38.0
Barrel Type
Magnesium Alloy
Camera Mount
Canon EF, Metal Mount
Full Time Manual Focus
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
0.98m
Internal Focus
Yes
Internal Zoom
No
Image Stabilisation
Yes, 4-Stop
Filter Thread
77mm
Weight
1640g
R 60,295 Awaiting Stock
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What's in the box

  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens
    • Canon E-77 II 77mm Lens Cap
    • Canon Rear Lens Cap E
    • Canon ET-83D Lens Hood
    • Canon LZ1326 Lens Case
    • Tripod Collar
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty

Reviewed by 21 customers

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Best zoom lens on the market.

Great lens.
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I really am impressed with the lens. It's exactly what I needed.

Versatile quality lens for wildlife photography
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The Canon EF 100-400 L IS II is a versatile quality lens for wildlife and birding photography - the lens has fast Auto-Focus plus Image Stabilizer and is sharp (great IQ) - the weight is easily manageable - coupled with the Canon EF 1.4x III Extender the zoom range reaches 560 - I've had the lens for 3½ years and have no regrets about this purchase - highly recommended.

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Absolutely LOVE this lens. Great for wildlife / birding photography. The mark II definitely takes sharper photos than the older mark I. Well worth the upgrade and excited to take photos of an epic nature with it.

Sharp wildlife glass
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Great clear glass. Must recommend to wildlife photographers.

Super lens for wildlife photography
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Super lens for wildlife and pet photography. Superb auto focus. The image stabilization is outstanding. I enjoy the little flap where you can adjust a polariser filter, though sometimes it does get bumped open.

The IQ
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Excellent lens, super IQ, fast focus great IS. Biggest problem is the price.

As good as it gets
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Stunning piece of glass. Best autofocus around. Great for bird photography.

Best walk-about longer zoom lens
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I thought the 100-400L MK1 was good until I bought the MK 2 earlier last year. The lens is sharp right to 400, AF is fast. Close focus for things like butterflies, dragonflies and flowers is great. I have yet to use this lens on a tripod! It is light enough to handhold and the stabilisation good enough to allow those low light low shutter speeds.

I normally use in combination with my 7D2 as a walk-about combo and on my 5D3 in the game reserves where I have a larger supported lens on my 7D2 for those far a way shots or smaller creatures.

One minor niggle is the opening in the lens hood for adjusting polarisers which does not stay closed.

Simply The Best
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This lens - the mk ii is a huge step-up from the well-established mk 1. It has better image quality, faster auto-focus and better image stabilsation. All of these - especially the stabilsation - account for sharper real-world images. With offerings from both Sigma and Tamron, this lens range is now heavily contested, so Canon were wise to raise the bar once more. I also own the much more expensive 200-400 from Canon and this lens is pretty close to it in image quality!

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