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The super telephoto lens to lighten your load




Suited for professionals and high end amateurs that seek mobility, the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens is light enough to take into the elements and powerful enough to capture your subject with brilliant colour reproduction. With features such as a diffractive optics system, Image Stabilisation and an Ultrasonic motor, this revolutionary telephoto lens, unique to Canon combines both compactness, lightweightness and high image quality, for sharp output every time.

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

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Featuring a unique optical design and paired with advanced image stabilization technologies, the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM Lens is a super telephoto lens designed for full-frame EOS DSLRs. Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics are employed within this lens' construction to produce a smaller, lighter weight 400mm option with enhanced correction for chromatic and spherical aberrations. Aspherical and UD elements are also utilized to further reduce distortions and optimized coatings contribute to increased clarity and contrast. Complementing the sophisticated optical layout, a four stop-effective Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake and can be dedicated to different styles of shooting. Ideally positioned as a versatile option for sports and wildlife photographers, this lens' high-performance attributes and natural handling render this a viable telephoto option for a variety of applications.

Housed within a weather-resistant barrel, this lens also features fluorine coatings on the front and rear elements for protection against fingerprints and other elements from affecting image quality. Focusing handling is complemented by the inclusion of AF stop buttons at the front of the lens, as well as full-time manual focus override and Power Focus mode for smooth shifting of focus.

Super telephoto 400mm f/4 lens is compatible with full-frame EOS DSLR cameras, as well as APS-C-sized sensors where it will provide a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 640mm.
Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics contribute to a marked reduction in chromatic and spherical aberrations as well as benefit the design of a relatively compact and lightweight lens.
One large diameter ground aspherical element and one Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) element minimize aberrations and distortions while also contributing to greater sharpness and clarity.
Optimized lens coatings help to suppress lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and more color-neutral imagery.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. Additionally, three dedicated image stabilization modes are available-Standard, Panning, and During Exposure Only-and can be selectively employed to suit a variety of types of shooting. Furthermore, the image stabilization system does not need to be disabled when shooting with a tripod.
An Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.
Located at the front of the lens, AF stop buttons allow you to intuitively stop the lens from autofocusing at any time.
A dedicated Power Focus mode produces a smooth, measured focusing movement that is well-suited to video applications.
When working in the autofocus mode, full-time manual focus override can be used to instantly switch between auto and manual focusing methods.
A weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions. Additionally, fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear lens elements for further protection against fingerprints and smudging.
Nine rounded diaphragm blades contribute to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Compact and lightweight feature for the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Lighten the load

Compact and lightweight super-telephoto lens thanks to the use of a diffractive optical (DO) element.
Flare reduction feature for the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Quality you can count on

High image quality lens that significantly reduces flaring.
Image stabilisation feature for Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Image stabilizer

Built in Image Stabilization for sharp images every time.
Dust and drip proof feature for Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Built for the elements

Dust/drip proof structure and fluorine coating.
AutoFocus system feature for Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Focus on what you want

High speed AutoFocus system and full time manual focus that responds to the photographers will.
Focusing distance feature for Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM super telephoto lens

Get in nice and close

Minimum focusing distance of 3.3m and Maximum magnification 0.13x.

Selected shots from the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

  • Image of a brown bear in the water taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • Image of a the sky at dusk taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • Image of a mountain range taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • Image of a mountain taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • Image of a tiger taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • An up close image of a tiger taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens
  • Image of zebras taken with the Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM telephoto lens

    Detailed Specifications

    EF 400 mm f/4 DO IS-II USM Technical Specifications

    Optical Features/Specifications

    Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
    5°10', 3°30', 6°10'
    Lens construction (elements/groups)
    18/12
    No. of diaphragm blades
    9
    Minimum aperture
    32
    Closest focussing distance (m)
    3.3
    Maximum magnification (x)
    0.13
    Distance Information
    Yes
    Image stabilizer
    4 stops
    AF actuator
    Ring USM (3)

    Physical Specifications

    Dust/moisture resistance (4)
    Yes
    Filter diameter (mm)
    52 Drop in
    Max. diameter x length (mm)
    128 x 232.7
    Weight (g)
    2100

    Accessories

    Lens cap
    E-145C
    Lens hood
    ET-120 (WII)
    Lens case/pouch
    Lens Case 400D
    Rear cap
    Lens Dust Cap E
    Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II
    0.17-0.03
    Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II
    0.20-0.07
    Extender Compatiblity
    Compatible
    Other Accessories
    Canon drop-in 52mm filters

    Specifications with EF 1.4x II

    Focal Length
    560
    Maximum Aperture
    5.6-45
    Maximum Magnification
    0.18
    AF Possible
    Yes
    IS
    Yes

    Specifications with EF 2x II

    Focal Length
    800
    Maximum Aperture
    8-64
    Maximum Magnification
    0.26
    AF Possible
    Yes (11)
    IS
    Yes (12)

    Footnotes

    EF-S 24 mm f/2.8 STM
    (3) AF Full Time Manual Focus(4) 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 effects either the lens or camera performance.(11) AF possible with EOS-1 series only and 5D Mark III with firmware 1.2.1(12) IS will not work with the following cameras EOS-1, EOS 5, EOS 100, EF-M, EOS 1000/F/n/Fn, EOS 700, EOS 10, EOS RT, EOS 600/630, EOS 850, EOS 750, EOS 620, EOS 650