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Handholdable super telephoto lens, awesome results.

As denoted by its green stripe, the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM utilises Diffractive Optics, making it relatively small and lightweight for a super telephoto lens. However, just because it’s small, doesn’t mean it can’t offer big results. Thanks to its relatively small stature, you can enjoy comfortable handholdability – a feature that is accentuated by Canon’s exceptional Image Stabilisation technology. On this lens, there are two modes of IS available: Mode 1 attempts to stop camera and lens motion in all directions when capturing stills, while Mode 2 stabilises camera motion on one axis, allowing for stable panning. As for optical performance, the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM delivers impressive results, allowing you to create images that are remarkably sharp. This is helped in part by its ring-type USM autofocus, which is fast, accurate and quiet. All this and more make this an excellent sports photography lens, wildlife lens and general super telephoto.p>

Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

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Diffractive Optics Technology

Smaller and lighter than lenses of conventional equivalent design.

L-Series Quality

The lens embodies Canon's highest standards of L-series optics.

Image Stabilization

Permits the use of shutter speeds two stops lower than normal without blur from camera shake.

Ultrasonic Focusing

A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus quickly, and in near silence.

Super Spectra Coating

Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.


The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a soft case.

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  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM

    Detailed Specifications

    Canon EF mount (metal).
    Focal Length :
    Maximum Aperture :
    Optical Construction:
    17 elements in 13 groups (2 diffractive optical elements and 1 fluorite element) with Super Spectra Coating.
    Angle of View:
    6 degrees 10 minutes (diagonal at infinity).
    AF Drive System:
    Ring type USM.
    AF Drive Noise:
    42 dB or lower.
    Manual Focusing:
    Enabled with focus mode switch and focus ring (full time mechanical MF mechanism).
    Focus Range:
    3.5m to infinity or 2.8m to infinity (switchable).
    EF Signal Transmission:
    5 types Lens status, Lens type, Metering information, Focal length, AF drive information.
    Aperture Control:
    Pulse control with EMD.
    Aperture Range:
    F/4 to F/32.
    Aperture Blades :
    Filter Size:
    Drop-in gelatin holder 52mm.
    Lens Cap:
    Lens Case :
    Gelatin Filter Holder:
    Drop-in at rear.
    128mm x 232.7mm.
    1940 grams.
    *As a result of the special optical characteristics of the multi-layer diffractive optical element, a ring of light may occasionally occur around extremely bright light sources such as mercury lamps in a night scene.: