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

introduction

  • announced in late 2014
  • a much awaited telephoto zoom lens to replace the much maligned pump-action style 100-400mm 1998 era lens designed before dust on digital sensors was a problem
  • 4x zoom and big and heavy weighing in at 1.64kg with the tripod mount and extends out to 19cm at 400mm focal length, and as such is best used on a pro-grade larger dSLR to give improved balance
  • well built and with very close focus, it should be a popular lens for wildlife and sports photographers

specs

  • 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 giving 160-640mm field of view when used on cropped sensor APS-C dSLRs
  • “4-stop” image stabiliser with 3 modes including tripod detection and Standard, Panning, and During Exposure Only
    • supposedly gives reasonably sharp hand held images at 400mm down to 1/15th sec
  • dust and moisture sealed but not watersealed
  • focus range limiter
  • macro to 1m giving 0.31x magnification (working distance 54cm at 100mm and 57cm at 400mm)
  • 77mm filter
  • 21 elements in 16 groups incl. 1 x flourite, 1 x Super ED
  • Air Sphere nano coatings
  • flourine outer coatings for durability
  • 9 circular blades
  • zoom torque adjustment ring allowing you to set the zoom ring from “Smooth” to “Tight” to suit your particular way of shooting
  • large bayonet ET-83D lens hood with Olympus-style slot to allow rotating a polarising filter
  • 1.64kg with tripod mount
  • 94mm diam x 193mm at 100mm
  • $US2199 RRP

reviews

photo/canonef100-400mml.txt · Last modified: 2015/09/15 13:29 by gary1