Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

High performance, L-series super-telephoto lens, for sports and wildlife photography.

Ultra-high-performance L-series super-telephoto lens, featuring a 4 stop Image Stabilizer with 3 modes. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM delivers outstanding image quality in a robust design ideal for sports and wildlife photography.

Benefits

  • 400mm f/2.8 ultra-high-performance super-telephoto lens
  • Part of Canon’s acclaimed L series
  • 4 stop Image Stabilizer
  • 3 IS modes
  • Durable, rugged design
  • Enhanced image quality
  • Quiet and fast autofocus

Sample Images

Detailed Features

Ultra-High performance super-telephoto lens

With a large aperture of f/2.8, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM is an ultra-high-performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality in a durable design using magnesium alloy and titanium to reduce weight.

L-series quality

The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are highly resistant to dust and moisture.

4-stop Image Stabilizer

A 4-stop optical Image Stabilizer – specially designed for the lens’ specific focal length range – works to counteract image blur, which can occur during handheld shooting, or at slow shutter speeds. Automatic panning detection ensures effective performance when tracking moving subjects and, as the IS system is based in the lens, results are visible through the viewfinder during framing.

3 IS Modes

Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilization of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the image stabilizer element during exposure.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating

Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

Fast, quiet auto focus

A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.

Product Specification

Image size -
35mm film equivalent focal length -
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl) 5°10', 3°30', 6°10'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 16/12
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focusing distance (m) 2.7
Maximum magnification (x) 0.17
Distance information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹
Dust/moisture resistance Yes¹
Filter diameter (mm) 52 Drop in
Max. diameter x length (mm) 163 x 343
Weight (g) 3850
Magnification - Extension Tube EF12 II 0.21-0.03
Magnification - Extension Tube EF25 II 0.26-0.07
Lens hood ET-155(WII)
Hard case Hard case 400C
Extenders Compatible
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus
Dust/moisture resistance ¹ Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way affects either the lens or camera performance.

Accessories & Supplies

Extender EF 1.4x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, this compact extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 1.4x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens.

Extender EF 2x III

Ideal for press, sports and nature photography, the extender increases the focal length of Canon L-series telephoto or telephoto zoom lens’ by a factor of 2x, with higher AF accuracy and improved communication between camera and lens

Extension Tube EF 12 II

When used with selected lenses, this 12mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Extension Tube EF 25 II

When used with selected lenses, this 25mm extension tube allows much closer focusing.

Lens hood ET-155 (WII)

Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

Lens Cap E-180D

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Dust Cap E

Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.

Drop-in filter PL-C 52mm

Circular polarising filter for Canon super-telephoto lenses.

Drop-in filter PL-C 52mm (WII)

Circular polarising filter for Canon super-telephoto lenses.

Drop-in screw filter holder 52mm

Allows 52mm diamater filters to be used in Canon super-telephoto lenses that take drop-in filters.

Drop-in screw filter holder 52mm (WII)

Allows 52mm diamater filters to be used in Canon super-telephoto lenses that take drop-in filters.

Drop-in gelatin filter holder 52mm (WII)

Allows gelatin filters to be used in Canon super-telephoto lenses that take drop-in filters.

Lens case 400C

Hard case for the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM telephoto lens.

Lens Wide Strap B

A comfortable wide neck strap for super telephoto lenses.

Camera rain cover ERC-E4L

Protects your camera and lens from the weather, and lets you keep shooting. Large size.

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