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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM

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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Initial Price: 
$11500
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer
  • 3 IS modes
  • Subwavelength structure coating
  • Resistant to dust and moisture
  • 9 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Metal mount

 

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

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.

Features

  • 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

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

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.

Reviews

"The answer to the second question was quickly answered upon lifting the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS II USM Lens with a Canon EOS 1D Mark IV mounted, to my eye during the Canon Expo 2010. I can handhold this one! I cannot understate the dramatic difference in weight - and this weight difference starts making the difference in price appear smaller (especially if shoulder or back surgery is

Post date: 05/02/2012 - 15:59

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$11500
Release Date: 
09/2010
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
400mm
Angle of view: 
6.16°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
2.70m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
163.0mm
Length: 
343.0mm
Weight: 
3,850.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
52mm Drop in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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