Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
  Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced1998
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/14
Angle of View: Diagonal24° – 6°10'
Angle of View: Horizontal20° – 5°10'
Angle of View: Vertical14° – 3°30'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.5-32 / f/5.6-40
Aperture Max by Focal Length 100-129mm = f/4.5
130-259mm = f/5.0
260-400mm = f/5.6
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture?
Manufacturer Specification Weight 48.7 oz  (1380g)
Actual Weight 48.4 oz  (1370g)
Lens Hood Weight 3 oz  (85g)
Tripod Ring Weight 4 oz  (114g)
In-Use Weight 55.4 oz  (1569g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.62 x 7.44”  (92 x 189mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.6 x 7.75”  (92 x 196.8mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 4.4”  (112.5mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 10.91”  (277mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 3.17”  (80.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.51 x 3.65”  (114.6 x 92.8mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 11.15  (283.2mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.96” / 0.63”  (24.3mm / 16.1mm)
Filter Size 77mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 127°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 70.87”  (1800mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.20x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.19-0.03x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.35-0.07x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-83C Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? P / Y
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 2 / N
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / LZ1324 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 100mm = 11.73'
135mm = 15.27'
150mm = 16.75'
200mm = 22.06'
250mm = 27.62'
300mm = 33.00'
350mm = 38.48'
400mm = 43.43'
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
560mm = 29.21' (w/ 1.4x)
800mm = 42.86' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 100mm = 3576mm
135mm = 4654mm
150mm = 5106mm
200mm = 6723mm
250mm = 8420mm
300mm = 10061mm
350mm = 11728mm
400mm = 13236mm
600mm x 400mm Target:
560mm = 8904mm (w/ 1.4x)
800mm = 13064mm (w/ 2.0x)
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