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EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II Sample Images

Canon China has posted a few sample images from the upcoming Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II which starts shipping in December, 2014.

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View Sample Images | Preorder EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Introducing the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

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Price: $2199 USD | Preorder the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon
Release Date: November 11, 2014
Ship Date: Unknown

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture: 100-400mm 1:4.5-5.6
  • Lens Construction: 21 elements in 16 groups
  • Diagonal Angle of View: 24º-6’10’
  • Focus Adjustment: Inner focus system / USM
  • Closest Focusing Distance: 3.2 ft. / 0.98m
  • Filter Size: 77mm
  • Max Diameter x Length, Weight: 3.7 in. x 7.6 in. / 94mm x 193mm; 3.46 lbs. / 1,570g

Overview
The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power that’s great for sports and wildlife photography.

The telephoto 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 Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is equipped with a new inner focusing AF system to help 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 EOS 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 Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar performer with refined controls for a wide variety of situations.

Preorder the Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II $2199: B&H Photo | Adorama | Amazon

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Another Image of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II in Action

Below is another image of the upcoming Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II, but this time in use. It definitely looks “fat” as some have pointed out. We should see this lens announced next week.

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Source: [CR Forum]

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More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]

More EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II Talk [CR2]

A few more people have confirmed that select Canon pros around the globe are testing the new EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II. Also being confirmed is that the lens resembles the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS in its design; with the zoom ring being at the front element side of the lens, and the focus ring near the camera mount. We were also told that the new lens is “quite a bit smaller than the current iteration”, although this could be subjective depending on the photographer. If it is actually smaller, then I expect the front of the lens will be telescopic like the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS.

Availability will be at the end of the November according to one source. There has been no mention of pricing or filter size for the new lens.

More to come…

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More Canon Lens Mentions [CR2]

We’ve received a couple of more confirmations from people that the EF 11-24 f/4L we first reported back in August is in fact legit. The speculation on pricing for the EF 11-24 f/4L seems to be consistent across the board at around $3000 USD.

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The following information is [CR1]. A separate person has told us that the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II was supposed to be announced at Photokina but was delayed, no reason for the delay was given. Canon themselves have come out and said that a replacement is coming, of course they didn’t specify when. We’re told to expect an announcement in November, with availability coming in December of this year. We’re not holding our breath on this one, as the 100-400 replacement has haunted us for quite some time now.

More to come

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