19 November 2018
The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM is the world’s lightest 400mm f/2.8 lens, making it an ideal telephoto prime for action and wildlife photography. Thanks to five-stop Image Stabilizer (IS) technology and game-changing weight and portable design, it gives you truly professional performance AND the confidence to shoot handheld. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM was released alongside the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM, the world’s lightest 600mm f/4 lens, weighing only 3050g.
A blend of cutting-edge optical formulas have dramatically reduced the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM’s weight to 2840g (previously 3850g). Sporting the familiar white finish that Canon L-series super telephoto lenses are renowned for, this now acts as a thermal insulation coating to ensure the lens is fully operational in all temperatures. The protective weather sealing guards against dust and moisture, whilst fluorine coating enables easy cleaning. The fluorite lens elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberration, boosting resolution and contrast. The Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) dramatically reduces flare and ghosting – ensuring a quality shot every time. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM also has a nine-bladed diaphragm, enabling the creation of beautifully blurred backgrounds.
Superb for action and wildlife, the ring-type USM autofocus motor and high-speed CPU enables fast and quiet focusing. When shooting video, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM provides pull-focus effects with power focus controls and focus presets, which are excellent for creative shot making. Instant adjustments can be applied via the full-time manual focus control and focusing speed can be customised with electronically-controlled manual focus for extreme precision.
Shooting images in your own style is easy, as the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM has fingertip controls on the barrel, allowing focusing to be started, stopped or locked momentarily. Furthermore, two pre-programmed focusing positions can be recalled instantly with the twist of the pre-set ring. Controls for focusing mode, focusing range, focus pre-set recall and IS are all conveniently located for seamless control.
The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM:
The new Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM is in stock and available for hire, HERE.