The original Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5- 5.6L lens finally has a new successor—the Canon EF 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM. The first generation of the lens was released in 1998. The latest iteration features a new optical formula which includes one Fluorite and one Super UD lens element. The lens is slightly bigger than its predecessor and comes with a rotating zoom design. The lens has three Image Stablisation modes and has four stops more than the older version.
It also comes equipped with a zoom lock and its minimum focusing distance has been brought to an improved 3.2 feet. The EF 100–400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens has Canon’s newly developed Air Sphere Coating (ASC), to tackle ghosting and flaring. It comes in a dust and water resistant body along with an ET-83D lens hood. This allows users to change filters while the hood is still attached. The lens will be available for USD 2199 (approx. Rs. 1,35,730). The Indian launch date and pricing are yet to be announced.