As well as superior handling and consistently high image quality the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens has a versatile zoom range which has made it a popular choice with professional sports and nature photographers, the lens boasts a fantastic three stop image stabilisation system making it ideal for handheld work. A floating optical system ensures good picture quality at all focal lengths and with the super UD glass elements the lens largely eliminates distortion and abrasions, the ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly and with full-timed manual override allows the user to adjust the focus without leaving AF mode.
The almost circular diaphragm on the Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens enhances background blur, which makes the subject stand out of the picture, creating an almost 3D effect and the image stabalisation allows shutter speeds of up to three stops higher to be used, making it ideal for use in low light. The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS USM lens, passes distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system to ensure optimal flash metering, which is ideal for photogrpahers who need to get the picture fast without worrying
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
|20° - 5°10', 14° - 3°30', 24° - 6°10'|
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
|32 - 38¹|
Closest focusing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
|0.20 (at 400m)|
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
|92 x 189|
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II
|0.25 - 0.03|
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II
|0.35 - 0.07|
Free standard delivery on orders over £50 to UK Mainland. £3.95 for orders below £50.
Express DPD service is available at £5.95 on all orders.
Finance is only available on orders over £280