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Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Lens Rumored For November, 2014

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More details are coming for the long rumored EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens. The super-telephoto zoom lens mentioned again in the rumor mill.

According to sources, Canon’s upcoming EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will be finally hit the market in November 2014. A demo version of this lens is already send to select photographers hands for field use.

The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens is now rumored to be announced in November 2014 and should start shipping in December 2014 with a price tag for $2,399.

EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS Replacement Coming in November, 2014

The successor of Canon EF 100-400mm f4-5.6L IS lens is rumored for years.  We were expecting the announcement of the EF 100-400mm f/4-5.6L IS II USM at the Photokina 2014 event this year, along with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR. But the lens is said to be delayed, no reason for the delay was given.


Here are specs list of EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens rumored before:

  • Rotating zoom ring, like the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
  • New 4-stop IS system
  • New generation optics and coatings
  • Lighter weight than predecessor
  • 82mm filter thread
  • New coating
  • Price will be $2399 USD

See what CanonRumors posted for the lens:

The new design resembles the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS with a thin focus ring at the base, and a wider zoom ring near the front element. The aperture range for the lens will remain at f/4.5-5.6. Another mentioned feature is in the lens hood for the lens. It sounds like there will be a retractable opening near where a filter would be, so you could turn your circular polarize easily if you needed to.