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
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from Davenport, FL
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Comments about EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6 Image Stabilizer USM Lens,CANON AUTHORIZED USA DEALER:
Gives a wide range of distance for wildlife photography. It does get heavy after several hours.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Very nice lens
By Jerry Gator
Wildlife and Landscape
By steve s
About Me Pro Photographer
Good Strong Sharp lens
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The Spire on the top of The Freedom Tower
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Very nice lens - all adjustments are within easy reach.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent Lens! Sturdy Construction
By Patti B
from Springfield, MA
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!
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Macro aspect of the Canon 100 - 400
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Baby fox from 25' away zoomed to 400
from Palm Bay, FL
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.
Semi- pro photographer
By Dutch---- Happy Photographer
from Preston CT
About Me Semi-pro Photographer
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.[...]
Great Lens & Price
from atlanta, ga
Great price [...]
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
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 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.