As one of Canon’s most impressive sports photography lenses, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II USM will truly set your work apart from the crowd. Combining superb build quality, astonishing image quality and a whole host of incredible features, this super telephoto lens not only excels as a sports photography lens – its focal length and maximum aperture make it perfectly suited to wildlife and photojournalistic pursuits as well. Much lighter than its predecessor, this lens allows for comfortable handheld shots – assisted by Canon’s excellent Image Stabilisation. Using the three IS modes, you can enjoy steady control over each shot, whether it’s a still, panning or action-tracking shot. With its ring-type USM, you can also enjoy extremely fast and accurate autofocusing. Optical performance is equally as impressive, with razor sharp images from corner to full frame corner, beautiful bokeh, and wonderfully controlled distortion, flare and chromatic aberration.

  • Fast Quiet Auto Focus

    Fast Quiet Auto Focus

    The ring USM drives rapid auto focus with near-silent operation.
  • 4-Stop Image Stabilizer

    4-Stop Image Stabilizer

    IS technology automatically detects normal shooting or panning motion, switching to the IS mode optimal for either situation.

Selected shots from the EF 400MM f/2.8L IS II USM Lens




Barcode 4960999664859


Angle of view (Horizontal) 5°10'
Angle of view (Vertical) 3°30'
Angle of view (Diagonal) 6°10'
Lens construction (elements/groups) 16/12
No. of diaphragm blades 9
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focussing distance 2.7m
Maximum magnification 0.13x
Distance Information Provided
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹

Physical Specifications

Dust / moisture resistance Yes¹
Filter diameter 52mm Drop in
Max diameter 163mm
length 343mm
Weight 3850g
AF actuator ¹ Full time Manual focus
Dust / moisture resistance ¹ 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 affects either the lens or camera performance.

Compatibility & Support


The EF Mount is compatible with cameras that use a full-frame and CPS-C Cameras.
Full Frame Cameras

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D

APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

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EF Lens Compatibility Diagram


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