The Canon EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS Mark II USM lens builds upon the success of the popular mark I, with a redesigned optical system for superb sharpness, a three-mode Image Stabiliser that allows shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal and an improved minimum focusing distance of 3.2 feet (compared to 6.5 ft). The lens' versatile focal range combined with its compact and lightweight build gives users the freedom to shoot handheld, which is particularly useful in confined spaces and when speed is of the essence. This solid, super-telephoto lens with rotating zoom design is ideal for a wide range of applications, including sport, portraiture, wildlife, pet and travel photography.
Canon 100-400mm MK II: Key Features:
- Versatile super-telephoto zoom ideal for sport and wildlife
- Traditional rotating zoom design (compared to push-pull on previous model)
- New Optical Image Stabiliser provides up to 4-stop benefit, including three IS operation modes
- New Zoom Touch Adjustment ring - customise the feel of the zoom control for different situations
- New multi-layered Air Sphere Coating (ASC) helps to significantly reduce backlit flaring and ghosting
- High quality optics - superb image quality right across the frame
- Improved minimum focusing distance of 3.2 ft (compared to 6.5 ft)
- Weather sealed against dust and moisture, for use under harsh conditions
- Focus quickly, accurately and in near silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise fine adjustment
- Ring USM drive, high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms to provide quiet and fast autofocus
- A Fluorine coating on lens surfaces reduces dirt clinging to the lens elements and prevents smearing
- New bayonet-style ET-83D hood with side window permits filters to be adjusted easily
- 0.31x magnification distance
Who is it for?
The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is a compact yet powerful telephoto zoom ideal for covering wildlife, sport and action in even the most challenging environments. Featuring advanced optical engineering, a new 4-stop Image Stabilizer and excellent weather-sealing, it offers stunning image quality in a body that has been designed with ease-of-use in mind. When used on cameras featuring APS-C sized sensors, the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM offers angles of view equivalent to a 160-640mm on a full-frame camera.
Stay sharp, whatever the light
The EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM delivers sharp, high-contrast images, using Fluorite and Super Ultra-low Dispersion (Super UD) lens elements to tackle artefacts and distortion. A three-mode Image Stabiliser guards against blur from camera shake, allowing handheld shooting with shutter speeds up to 4 stops slower than normal.
Fear no flare
Shoot into the light confident that Canon’s multi-layered Air Sphere Coating (ASC) will protect against flare, ghosting and reduced contrast. ASC uses a multi-layer coating to reduce reflections including a layer of nanosised air spheres deposited on the lens surface to slow down light more gradually as it enters the lens, this prevents the internal reflections that reduce image quality.
Different photographers work in different ways. Use the Zoom Touch Adjustment ring to set the amount of resistance felt when zooming the lens: a light touch is ideal when you’ll be working quickly in a fast-changing situation. On the other hand, you might want to stiffen or lock the zoom mechanism when you don’t want the focal length to change accidentally.
Fast focus when you want it
Enjoy fast USM autofocus that locks on accurately and in near-silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise adjustment without taking your camera away from your eye. The EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM focuses down to 0.98m, letting you react to subjects that come unexpectedly close.
Protected from the great outdoors
Keep shooting even in tough weather conditions. As an L-series lens, the EF 100-400mm F/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is sealed against dust and moisture, so you can keep shooting even when conditions turn bad. A fluorine coating on the lens’ front element repels dirt making the lens easy to clean.
The Key Benefits:
Compact size and weight
The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM is the perfect optic for photographers on the move. With compact dimensions it takes up minimal room in a kit bag and can be relied upon to perform the moment it’s fitted to a camera. Its relatively light weight and superb quality builds on EF lens heritage and continues Canon’s excellent reputation for usability and performance.
The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM has been designed to exceed expectations with a focal length range of particular appeal to landscape as well as sports, action and wildlife photographers.
Instinctive user controls
The new ET-83D lens hood for the EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM features an access window, useful for adjusting filters.
Different photographers work in different ways. The Zoom Touch Adjustment ring can be used to set the amount of resistance felt when zooming the lens: a light touch is ideal when you’ll be working quickly in a fast-changing situation. On the other hand, you might want to stiffen or lock the zoom mechanism when you don’t want the focal length to change accidentally.
A tripod collar is now integrated with the barrel to provide smoother, seamless rotation while the tripod foot itself can even be removed completely.
A new, dedicated lens hood, ET-83D, allows the use of rotating polarising filters without the need to remove the hood, thanks to the inclusion of an access window.
Stunningly fast autofocus
Enjoy fast USM autofocus that locks on accurately and in near-silence. Full-time manual focus override allows precise adjustment without taking your camera away from your eye. The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM focuses as close as 0.98m, letting you react to subjects that come unexpectedly close.
NEW Optical Image Stabilisation
The EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM’s Image Stabiliser (IS) system has been completely redesigned and now offers up to 4-stops of compensation. It also features the three levels of stabilisation, found on Canon Mark II telephoto-zoom lenses:
- Mode 1: The same as previous IS systems. IS detects movement in two planes
- Mode 2: New algorithms reduce problems when panning. IS detects movement in one plane, ideal for panning
- Mode 3: IS is only activated during exposure. Allows panning without the IS over-compensating for movement which may affecting image quality
Canon 100-400mm Sample Images
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|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £74.34
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
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Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
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Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
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