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EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER
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Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER

Discontinued.
Condition: Brand new, USA Warranty
  • 100-400mm telephoto zoom lens with f/4.5 max aperture
  • 2 Image Stabilizer modes make it easy to capture far-off action
  • Compatibility with extenders 1.4x III and 2x III

  • The first EF telephoto zoom lens with a high-magnification zoom range of 100 to 400mm. This is the first L type zoom lens with IS (Image Stabilizer) system. The dual-mode IS mechanism corrects camera shake blurring equivalent to two shutter speed steps. The IS Mode-1 works for normal shooting and IS Mode-2 is suitable for panning shots of a moving subject, stabilizing images in viewfinder. The optical system uses one artificial crystal fluorite and one Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass lens elements(3rd & 7th), which thoroughly correct chromatic aberration. The minimum focusing distance of 1.8m is achieved throughout zooming range. The floating system in rear focusing system is employed for the first time for EF zoom lens to achieve a high definition for the entire focusing range. A ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) drives high-speed and silent AF and full-time manual focusing. Linear zooming design with zooming friction adjustment ring gives a good operability of this lens. Extenders EF1.4X and EF2X are compatible to this lens with

    Features:

    • The first EF lens with a zoom range from 100mm to 400mm, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5- 5.6L IS USM lens offers high resolution, superb contrast, neutral color balance, and Canon's original built-in Image Stabilizer function. High zoom magnification is achieved by means of a 6-group configuration with 5 movable groups
    • Professional quality telephoto zoom lens for EOS cameras
    • Built-in dual-mode Image Stabilizer reduces camera shake up to two full shutter speeds compared to hand-held shooting with conventional lens
    • Fluorite and Ultra-low Dispersion elements suppress chromatic aberrations for outstanding sharpness, contrast and color fidelity
    • Uses Ultrasonic motor for high-speed autofocus with full-time manual override
    • Tripod collar, lens hood ET-83C, lens cap E-77U and case supplied as standard accessories.

    Lens Construction (group) 14
    Lens Construction (element) 17
    No. of Diaphragm Blades 8
    Minimum Aperture 8/32-38
    (f/32-40 for cameras featuring 1/3-stop markings)
    Closest Focusing Distance (m)
    1.8
    Maximum Magnifcation (x) 0.2
    Filter Diameter (mm) 77
    Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 92 X 189
    Weight (g) 1,360

     

     

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    Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER

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    5 out of 5 stars   [...]
    By monica fitzgerald April 07, 2015
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    5 out of 5 stars   Meets and exceeds expectations
    By Cool Ranch (Texas) March 25, 2014
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: The lens is easy to use. The automatic focus is quick and accurate. The manual focus override is smooth and easy to use. The image stabilizer is very effective and I am able to do much more in handheld mode than I had expected. The optical quality is superb - when I shoot at 400 mm, I can still crop up to 1:5 Ratio (when mounted on a Canon 5D Mark II body) and retain a sharp and well focused "object of interest" - for example, I have had good success at shooting "birds on the wing" using the stabilizer mode 2. The "Tight/Smooth" control of the zooming is able to hold the zoom in position even when set at rather smooth setting - there is no unanticipated change in zoom as the camera is panned rapidly to follow a fast moving object.
    Cons: The weight of the lens makes for a heavy item to carry for an extended period - but - it is comparable with lenses of similar quality and range.
    Other Comments: This lens is replacing a Tamron 75X300 mm lens AND a heavy and unvieldy Bower 650/1300 mm. I plan to purchase a Canon Extender Lens but as of now I do not know how it works with 100X400 mm lens.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   I would buy this product again
    By tonyc (yonkers ny) May 21, 2013
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Nice Bokeh, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: great price and service
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    4 out of 5 stars   Great lens
    By Chris (Davenport, FL) May 07, 2013
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Durable, Consistent Output
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Gives a wide range of distance for wildlife photography. It does get heavy after several hours.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Very nice lens
    By Jerry Gator (Bradenton,Fl) April 02, 2013
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction, Durable
    Cons: Poor in Low Light
    Other Comments: Wildlife and Landscape
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens
    By steve s (NY) March 21, 2013
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Durable, Rugged, Easily Interchangeable, Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Good Strong Sharp lens
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Product and service
    By Bill (Orage County, CA) January 02, 2013
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens Exclusive Pro Kit (E3CN100400ISL)
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    Other Comments: Excellent product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Would buy this product again
    By Pippy (Minneapolis, mn) July 23, 2012
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens Exclusive Pro Kit (E3CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: great for soccer, Ease of Use, Great clarity
    Cons: Pushpull zoom odd
    Other Comments: Use it for taking pictures of high school soccer. Easy to use, but the push/pull zoom feature takes some getting used too
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Best lens for wildlife photography
    By Jim the canon sharpshooter (Rockville, Maryland) June 19, 2012
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens Exclusive Pro Kit (E3CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Bokeh, Accurate, Fast Focus
    Cons: Push-pull zoom, Aperture not big enough
    Other Comments: The IS is a little old design-wise but is still effective, for birds it is possible to get sharp shots handheld at 1/250 or lower. For BIF shots it is pretty good but the AF on the 400 f5.6L prime is supposed to be better. I've never had any problems with dust in the camera body but there is some detritus in the lens itself, it doesn't affect IQ.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Canon 100-400 lens
    By Terry (Temple, TX) June 09, 2012
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens Exclusive Pro Kit (E3CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Very sharp images, Great wildlife lens
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Lens is great. The bonus kit that was packaged with it (at no added cost) was very low quality. It included a tripod, bag, CF card wallet, and other items. I hate to complain about what was essentially free, but it was like giving away fuzzy dice with a Ferrari...Customers purchasing a [$] lens likely won't use any of the cheap stuff that is included.
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens
    By LarryS (Yakima, WA) April 26, 2012
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Durable, Strong Construction
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Very nice lens - all adjustments are within easy reach.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Excellent Lens! Sturdy Construction
    By Patti B (Springfield, MA) April 23, 2012
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged, Easily Interchangeable, Durable, Consistent Output, Strong Construction, Nice Bokeh
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    Other Comments: I just finished a full weekend of shooting with this lens. I am totally impressed! The push-pull zooming is not difficult to manuver. I thought it would be tough to get used to this way of zooming as all my lenses are the twist to zoom type. It is a "big boy" and can become heavy, but I hand-held the entire weekend with little fatigue. (You do need to get used to the weight of this lens, but if you practice, you won't notice it at all). I am not a professional so some of my shots were a bit blurry, but more were spot on...sharp as ever. I used this primarily for wildlife photography. The macro aspect is wonderful (however, you do need to remember that you have to be at least 6' away from your subject! (I have a macro lens and this is hard for me to remember - I am used to being "up close and personal" while shooting macro). I am so pleased with this lens!
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   beautiful pics!
    By LL (Palm Bay, FL) December 29, 2011
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
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    Other Comments: Was not as difficult to handle as I thought it would be. Easily can hand hold rather than using tripod/monopod. Very sharp, clear pictures.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    4 out of 5 stars   Semi- pro photographer
    By Dutch---- Happy Photographer (Preston CT) April 08, 2011
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Consistent Output, Strong Construction
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: I am a semi-pro photographer, have done weddings, family reunions, horses, wildlife, ocean, birds in flight, flowers, still life, ect. This lens has fast focus, manual focus is great, clear, IMS is good. Strong construction and the tan color is great to stop sun bounce blindness. Keeps the lens cool also. THE only con I have is it's a bit heavy, but not enough to bother me. It's great on a tripod also.[...]
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great Lens & Price
    By cameragirl (atlanta, ga) January 04, 2011
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Strong Construction, Fast / accurate auto-focus
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    Other Comments: Great price [...]
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great lens!
    By Piotr (NYC) July 29, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Durable, Rugged, Fast / accurate auto-focus
    Cons: Heavy, Poor in Low Light
    Other Comments: I was a bit worry buying this lens after reading about it's 'softness' and 'dust pumping' issues. No such thing. Lens is VERY sharp and FULLY usable even at 400mm. It easily outperforms any USM lens. Colors are great and amount of details simply amazing. Fact, the lens is heavy but it is build like a tank. It is not a fast lens and you will need a tripod in a low light condition. Push-pull design is not my favorite but I don't mind it after seeing the pictures it took. Sure Canon 400mm f/2.8 is better but it is 4.5 times more expensive. For the money, this lens will make you smile.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Awesome Lens
    By Joanne (Mesquite,Texas) July 04, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Rugged, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Durable, Consistent Output, Strong Construction, Easily Interchangeable
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: I take wildlife photos and landscape type photos. The pictures are sharp and crisp. I think I still prefer the turning of a lens for zoom but the push pull is not hard to get used to. There is nothing negative that I see about this lens. I love it. It is very heavy but I guess until technology changes we don't have a choice. Maybe in the near future Canon will make a top notch lens with light weight material.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Super Lens
    By stickmann7 (Syracuse, NY) June 16, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
    Pros: Strong Construction, Rugged, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Easily Interchangeable, Consistent Output, Durable
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: I've had this lens for about a year and I use it mainly for outdoor and wildlife photography. The lens is tack sharp and very durable. While it is heavy and the push pull mechanism takes some getting used to, this is a far superior zoom lens than any other I've used. I have since changed all my other lenses to L lenses and the quality is same with every lens!!!
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    5 out of 5 stars   Great lens.
    By Frizzlebean (Texas) May 17, 2010
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    Other Comments: Liked the first lens so much, bought a second one for my daughter.
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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    4 out of 5 stars   Blows my Sigma 50-500 away
    By Category 5 (Palm Beach) May 04, 2010
    Review submitted for Canon EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER (CN100400ISL)
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    Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Durable, Strong Construction, Consistent Output, Rugged, Easily Interchangeable
    Cons: Heavy
    Other Comments: Had a Sigma 50-500 that I sold and bought again, but the second was never sharp. I got a bad copy. Rather than rollthe dice again I decided on the 100-400L. Well the forums got me a little worried with all the complaints of soft focus - some even touted the Sigma as superior. Well the lens I got is super sharp even at 400 and wide open! Easily several times better optically thanmy Sigma was. It's a keeper despite the push/pull design which will eventually lead to dust buildup. It's a small price to pay for a sharp 400mm zoom!
    I recommend this product Yes, I recommend this product
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