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

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

Roger at LensRentals.com has done a teardown of the brand new Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II and has come away very impressed.

I know I can’t really, without showing you dozens of other lenses, do a good job of impressing you with just how robustly engineered this lens is. I will say that the insides look more like what we’d expect to see in a 500mm f/4 or 600mm f/4 lens, rather than a telezoom. It’s by far the most heavily engineered zoom lens Aaron and I have ever seen; and we’ve seen the insides of dozens of lenses in this range.

Well done, Canon engineers, well done!

Read and see the teardown at LensRentals.com

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

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Ended: Pelican Cases on Amazon

Ended: Pelican Cases on Amazon

Amazon is having a pretty big sale on Pelican cases, you can save up to 60%.

Pelican Sale at Amazon

On a side note. There’s 1 Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II in stock at Amazon as well via a third part.

Canon EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II at Amazon

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

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

Photozone.de has completed their review of the brand new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II and they like it. They like it a lot.

From Photozone.de
“The king is dead, long live the king! Seems as if Canon wanted to show the new mirrorless kids who is still the boss around. The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS was already good but the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 USM L IS II is even better. Canon managed to improve the image sharpness substantially. The image center is now dead sharp and the borders and corners are easily very good at the mainstream settings. The very low amount of CAs (at and beyond 200mm) is highly impressive. The vignetting remains rather typical for a lens in this class, so you will be able to spot some light falloff at fully open aperture (300/400mm). Image distortions are well controlled. The quality of the bokeh is good although the best prime lenses continue to have an edge here. Bokeh fringing is not an issue due to the relatively small max. aperture.”  Read the full review

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

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Quick Comparison: Canon’s new 400mm Options

Quick Comparison: Canon’s new 400mm Options

Roger at LensRentals.com has done a quick comparison of the EF 400 f/4 DO IS and EF 400 f/4 DO IS II as well as the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS and EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II.

From LensRentals.com on the EF 400 f/4 DO IS II

400mm DO mtf50 400mm DO II mtf50
Center 1190 1490
Weighted Avg. 970 1350
Corner Avg. 740 1100

“The difference in Canon’s computer-generated MTF charts for the 400mm DO and 400mm DO II is pretty striking, and I think our results confirm that difference shows up in actual optical testing as well as in the computer ray tracing.  Canon also says the new design has much greater contrast, and I tend to believe that too, although we’ll all want to see images in a variety of lighting conditions.”

From LensRentals.com on the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS II

100-400mm mtf50 100-400 II mtf50
Center 1300 1380
Weighted Avg. 980 1020
Corner Avg. 680 760

“The Canon computer-generated MTF charts suggest that the center of the image should be similar in both the old and new versions, but that the Mk II should be noticeably better off-axis and particularly in the corners. We do see that difference in the resolution tests, but I had expected the difference to be a bit larger. It’s certainly not nearly as dramatic as the DO difference.”

Read the full comparison at LensRentals.com

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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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Image from Canon China

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

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