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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Lens Coming November 11

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

Canon announced the Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II lens on September 15 but chose not to announce the EF 100-400mm II lens at that time. The Series II lens will be released on November 11, with delivery starting maybe early December. Keep checking back for the latest information. I am on a Polar bear photo shoot right now with the EOS-7D Mk II camera. Giving it a good workout. Visit my Facebook page to see the photos and see my works on

Specs for EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens :

  • Rotating zoom ring, like the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
  • Telescopic in design, like the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS
  • 4 stop Image Stabilization
  • Detachable tripod collar 
  • Minimum focusing distance 0.98m
  • 9 aperture blades
  • Dust and weather sealed 
  • Latest generation optics and coatings
  • Latest generation 4 stop Image Stabilization system
  • Comes with 3 IS modes, like the Super Telephoto Series II lens
  • Latest material, offering a slight weight and size reduction to current model
  • 77mm filter thread
  • List price under $2,199


The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography.

The telephoto lens features one fluorite and one super UD element to help provide impressive contrast and resolution with reduced chromatic aberration across the entire zoom range. Canon’s new Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting, while fluorine coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces help lessen smears and fingerprints.A 9-blade circular aperture renders beautiful, soft backgrounds, and a 3 mode (standard, panning and exposure only) Optical Image Stabilizer provides up to 4 steps* of image correction.

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is equipped with a new inner focusing AF system to help ensure fast and accurate focus down to 3.2 ft. with a .31x maximum magnification. Usability enhancements include a rotation-type zoom ring with adjustable zoom torque for more precise, customizable zoom performance, a redesigned tripod mount that can be attached and detached without removing the lens from the EOS camera, and an all-new lens hood with a side window that makes it simple to adjust specialty filters-like polarizers-without the need to remove the hood.

Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar performer with refined controls for a wide variety of situations.

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