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November 10, 2014 23:00 ET

Canon Announces the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens; More Info at B&H

Photography News: Canon Unveils the Long-Awaited Updated L-Series 100-400 mm Telephoto Zoom, Featuring 4-Stop Image Stabilization, Rotation-Type Zoom, and a New Lens Coating; Price: $2,199

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 10, 2014) - B&H Photo would like to convey Canon's announcement of the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens, an updated telephoto zoom designed for full-frame and APS-C EOS DSLRs. Spanning a wide range from standard to super telephoto, this lens incorporates one fluorite element and one Super UD element to minimize chromatic aberrations and distortions. A new Air Sphere Coating has also been applied to minimize strong backlit flaring and ghosting for more contrast-rich and color-neutral imagery. Read all about the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1092632-REG/canon_9524b002_ef_100_400mm_f_4_5_5_6l_is.html.

Integrated into the lens's design is an updated Optical Image Stabilizer with three distinct stabilization modes. It corrects for camera shake and delivers clearer imagery by compensating for up to four stops of shutter speed. An enhanced zoom mechanism is also featured, which now rotates rather than using push-pull action. For even more personalized control, the zoom ring's torque can be adjusted. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor, along with an inner focusing design, delivers fast, near-silent focusing performance to benefit both still and video usage, and offers a minimum focusing distance of 3.2', with a maximum magnification of 0.31x.

As part of the esteemed L-series, this lens is fully weather sealed for use in inclement conditions and also features fluorine coatings on both the front and rear elements for greater resistance against fingerprints and smudging. Additionally, this 100-400mm's included tripod collar has a revised design that allows it to be attached or detached while the lens is mounted on a camera body.

Also announced, and included with the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens is the dedicated ET-83D Lens Hood, which features a unique side window design to permit adjustment of rotating filters while the lens hood is attached.

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens Product Highlights

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • One Fluorite and One Super UD Element
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Lens Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF Motor, Internal Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with 3 Modes
  • Rotating Zoom Ring & Torque Adjustment
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Detachable, Rotatable Tripod Collar
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

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Pre-order the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens at B&H Photo http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1092632-REG/canon_9524b002_ef_100_400mm_f_4_5_5_6l_is.html

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