Canon presents new zoom lens in L-series


Canon has a new powerful, high-performance zoom lens in its L-series, ideal for
sports and wildlife photographers. The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, is the
successor to the hugely popular EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, featuring a range
of upgrades to improve image quality and enhance usability.

Optical performance and flexibility

The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM offers users the flexibility and freedom to
capture subjects, both near and far, using the incredibly versatile 100-400mm focal
range. The lens’s redesigned optical structure now features an improved 4-stop
optical Image Stabiliser to reduce the effects of visible camera shake on long-
distance shots, with three IS modes tailored to most typical shooting conditions,
while Canon’s ring-type Ultrasonic Motor provides fast, silent autofocusing.

The lens’s 21 element structure uses a combination of Fluorite and Super Ultra-low
Dispersion (Super UD) lens elements, and in a first for the EF lens range, Canon’s
new Air Sphere Coating (ASC). The new advanced anti-reflection coating is
constructed of tiny nano particles of trapped air, which create an ultra-low
refractive index layer, to help reduce visible ghosting and flare.

Redesigned zoom and pro operation

Based on extensive feedback from Canon photographers, the lens features a
number of design upgrades, including the traditional twist action zoom mechanism
in line with other EF zoom lenses. The new mechanism allows users to adjust zoom
torque via a dedicated Zoom Touch Adjustment ring, which provides a smooth
action for fast zooming, as well as the ability to lock the zoom at your desired focal
length, preventing image composition from changing by accidentally touching the

For an advanced telephoto lens, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is compact
and lightweight and has been optimised to provide photographers with everything
they need. The lens’s tripod collar is now built-in to provide smoother, seamless
rotation, and when needed, the tripod foot can be removed, reducing the overall
lens body size. A new dedicated lens hood, ET-83D, allows users to rotate polarising
filters, without removing the hood, due to the inclusion of a new access window.

Designed to be used anywhere, even in the harshest conditions, the lens continues
the L-series lens DNA and rugged construction. The lens performs well in vastly
challenging environments, with a dust and water-resistant construction providing
the durability users demand. For added endurance, the lens features fluorine
coatings on the front and rear lens elements, reducing the possibility of dirt sticking
to the lens surface and affecting image quality.

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM key benefits
• Versatile, portable super-telephoto zoom lens
• High image quality across the frame
• 4-stop Image Stabiliser
• Customise the feel of the zoom control for different situations
• Fast, near-silent focusing
• Shoot confidently in tough weather conditions


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