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




Canon has announced the EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM. The lens follows the original 100-400mm on whose design dated from 1999. Opposite the predecessor he stands with completely redesigned optics and a 4-stop optical image stabilizer.

Last week leaked the news already largely out, including an image. As expected, Canon has with the introduction of the new 100-400mm farewell to the push-pull zoom; the new lens can be operated via a zoom ring. There is a zoom touch adjustment ring to present a zoom lock is possible at a given focal length. Like the 70-300mm f / 4.5-5.6L the lens extends when zooming.

Optical lens design has been completely overhauled. The new lens consists of 21 lens elements with a combination of Fluorite and Super Ultra-low Dispersion glass. For the first time in its Canon EF lenses, a new coating called Air Sphere Coating. This anti-reflection coating is composed of tiny particles with nano-encapsulated air, which reflection and radiation would have to be reduced. The optical Image Stabilizer IS offers or 4 stops to compensate for vibrations and can operate in three different modes.

The minimum focusing distance is 98cm and the lens uses a filter size of 77mm. The newly designed lens hood ET-83D photographers would have to rotate polarization filters without having to remove him. Including tripod mount lens weighs 1640g and 1570g without. At 100mm, the length 19.3 cm.

The EF 100-400mm f / 4.5-5.6L IS II USM has a suggested retail price of 2199 Euro is available from mid-December.

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