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

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

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The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography. The 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 new inner focusing AF system helps 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 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 EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is a stellar performer with refined controls for a wide variety of situations.

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From Wikipedia

The new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II was announced on 11 November 2014 (10 November in the United States due to time zone differences from Japan), with availability expected the following month. Among the changes from the Mark I version are:[6][7]
The zoom mechanism now uses a rotating ring (like most other Canon zoom lenses), instead of a push/pull system.
The Mark II version also features a new lens hood with a side window, making it possible to adjust specialty filters (such as polarizers and variable neutral-density filters) without removing the hood.
The tripod mount can now be removed while the lens is attached to a camera body. The Mark I tripod mount can only be removed when the lens is detached.
The IS system has three modes instead of the two modes of the Mark I. The third mode (which Canon calls "Mode 3"), designed with action shooting in mind, is similar to the mode used for panning ("Mode 2"), except that stabilization is applied only during exposure. Previously, Mode 3 was available only on recent Canon supertelephoto lenses.[8]

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MSRP 2199 US$ Aperture (large) f/4.5 –5.6
Announced 2014 Magnification 0.31x
Length 193mm Minimum focusing distance 0.93m
Weight 1640gr Focal 100 –400mm
Filter diameter 77mm Diaphragm blades 9
Manufacturer Canon Color White
Mount Type Canon EF Category Super telephoto, Zoom
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