Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Telephoto Lens

Special offer

    Claim £105 when bought with an eligible camera The lens purchase does not need to be in the same transaction as the camera, but must be within 90 days of the camera purchase. The lens reward is claimed directly from Canon. Customers may make one promotional claim per item. In order to claim the reward, you will require the serial numbers of the camera and lens you buy, in addition to proof of purchase.

    For full terms and conditions and how to claim, click here
Never knowingly undersold

Product information

The Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens offers a professional level telephoto zoom. Its flexible approach towards a range of photography opportunities is all down to its superlative handling and consistently high image quality, so its a great choice for capturing wildlife and sports.

This lens is compatible with Extender EF 1.4x II and Extender EF 2x II.

Super zoom
An L-series telephoto super zoom lens, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM comes equipped with a floating optical system which ensures that the picture quality is good at all focal lengths. Its versatile zoom range of 100-400mm makes it ideal for close-up and action shots.

Ultrasonic focusing
The autofocus is driven incredibly quickly and almost inaudibly thanks to the ring-type ultrasonic motor. With excellent holding torque, the point of focus will be reached accurately without risk of overshooting. You can adjust the focus yourself whilst still in AF mode with full-time manual override options.

Image Stabilisation
This lens is ideal for handheld photography thanks to its three stop Image Stabiliser (IS). You can use shutter speeds up to three stops slower than usual without any perceptible increase in blur in your images. If there is major movement in any one direction, the lens will interpret this as panning and will automatically turn off IS.

High image quality
Throughout the zoom range, low distortion, high contrast and good corner-to-corner resolution remains evident. An electromagnetically controlled, virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives regions which are out-of-focus a softer, more even feel, and makes in-focus subjects stand out against a blurred background.

Key features:

  • L-series quality
  • Image Stabilizer
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.8m
  • Fluorite and Super UD lens elements
  • Circular aperture diaphragm
  • E-TTL II distance metering


Angle of View Information The amount of the scene the lens can take in
20° - 5°10', 14° - 3°30', 24° - 6°10'
Autofocus Motor Information Built-In autofocus engine to supplement your camera
Camera Type
Digital SLR
Diaphragm Blades Information The amount of blades used to create the aperture
H92 x W92 x D189mm
Equivalent Focal Length Information Focal length when viewed through cameras with a cropped sensor
Filter Thread (mm) Information Section inside the front that allows accessories like filters and hoods to be attached
Focal Length Information The distance from the sensor and the optical centre of the lens when focused to infinity
Image Stabilisation Information Irons out blur and shake, so your shots are super-sharp
Lens Elements Information Amount of glass pieces that make up the lens
Lens Groups Information Amount of compounds that make up the lens
Lens Mount Information Type of camera fitting
Canon EF
Magnification Information The extent in which the lens can amplify the size of a subject
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN)
Maximum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
Maximum Reproduction Ratio
Minimum Aperture Information Measures the lens' light exposure and, thus, depth of field
32 - 38¹
Minimum Focus Distance Information The closest you can get to your subject without losing focus
Model name / number
Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM Telephoto Lens 9524B005AA
Sensor Format
Tripod Collar Information Sometimes called a lens collar, this accessory lets the lens be mounted on a tripod
Weight Information Unpackaged weight


  • Click & collect

    Click & collect from John Lewis and Waitrose shops tomorrow from 2pm
    Find out more
  • Collect+

    Collect + from a local shop from tomorrow, postcode exclusions apply
    Find out more
  • UK delivery

    Standard delivery within 5 working days
    Next or named day delivery
    Named day UK delivery pre-10.30am
    Find out more
  • International delivery not available


If you’ve changed your mind about keeping your purchase, please return it in its original condition with proof of purchase and we’ll exchange or refund it. Unless faulty, this should be within 35 days of receiving your order. By original condition, we’d expect this to mean that you’ve kept packaging and labels, and that the item is undamaged and unused.

You can return for free in the UK via John Lewis shops, Royal Mail, Collect+ or MyHermes. If you need to arrange collection of large or heavy items, call us on 03456 049 049. For international returns queries, call us on +44 1698 545 454

You’ll find returns information on your delivery note. Exceptions apply to certain products - find out more about our refund policy

Q & As

Digital Cameras Buying Guide
Digital Cameras Buying Guide

Take advantage of our experience in seeking out your ideal camera.


  • 2 year guarantee included

Product code :


Additional services

Find out more

More than 10 in stock