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

Brand & mount

  • Autofocus lens, USM
  • Brand: Canon
  • Mount type: Full frame
  • Type: zoom


Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM is a autofocus zoom lens with image stabilization and ultra-sonic motor for SLR cameras.

The optical scheme comprises 17 elements in 14 groups. Thanks to the 8-bladed aperture, the subjects located outside the depth of field are shown with very smooth features. Equipped with a silent ultrasonic motor providing fast and quiet autofocusing. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect of a shutter speed.

This lens has a size of 189 mm. The lens of this size it is difficult to carry. This lens weighs 1360 grams, given the weight of the camera, it may deliver long wearing problems. Mounting the filter has a common size. 100-400mm provides lot of focal length range. Is perfect for portraiture and plener photos. Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM went on sale in 1998. Currently out of production (2014) and is no longer available.

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