Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM

 
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100-400mm $599
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(From Canon lens literature) The Canon RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM provides users with a versatile and popular zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. It’s an affordable and easily hand-holdable entry into the world of super-telephoto, full-frame photography and video. Offering superb performance and sharpness, the 100–400mm focal length provides a versatile range for all types of telephoto opportunities — be it portraits and documenting events, to sports, birding and wildlife. And, for the first time in a non-L-series lens, the RF100–400mm will accept optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders, offering even more telephoto potential in a lightweight package. Yes, the Canon RF100–400mm is an excellent gateway into the world of wildlife, nature, and sports photography. However, this lens and its super-telephoto abilities can also be leveraged for the video content creator or vlogger when compiling b-roll type footage or for subjects who are at a distance. 

Additional features of the Canon RF100-400mm include:

  • High image quality — similar to the well-regarded EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
  • 100-400mm telephoto zoom range
  • Accepts optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
  • F5.6 – F8 variable maximum aperture
  • Easy hand-held operation — lighter than EF70-300 IS II lens
  • Up to 5.5-Stops* optical IS and 6-stops** correction with coordinated IS
  • Nano USM for high-speed and smooth AF
  • Smooth and nearly silent AF during video recording
  • Superb close-focusing — at 400mm, excellent 0.41x magnification 
  • 9-blade aperture, for smooth backgrounds/foregrounds
  • 67mm filter thread

Pricing & Availability

The RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM is scheduled to be available in October 2021 for an estimated retail price of $649.00.

*Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 400mm using EOS R
**Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 400mm using EOS R5

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM

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Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM User Reviews

10.0/10 average of 1 review(s) Build Quality 10.0/10 Image Quality 10.0/10
  • 10 out of 10 points and recommended by Philnick (6 reviews)
    Sharp, fast auto-focus, well-stabilized, good build-quality.
    Not as fast and bright as more expensive lenses, so a higher shutter speed and ISO are needed. It's not weather-sealed - but neither is my R7.

    Just got this lens last night to use with my my R7. Was distressed that it couldn't acquire focus-lock when I tried it out last night - but I had to set the camera to several seconds exposure to even see anything, so it shouldn't have been surprising at AF wouldn't work in that little light.

    Came the morning, it was a different story. Setting my R7 to ISO 3200 and a shutter speed of 1600 and I had no problem with the autofocus and got very sharp and colorful shots wide open at 400mm (f/8) at distances of 20 and 500 feet.

    I may even stand a chance of getting shots of birds in flight!

    reviewed August 17th, 2022 (purchased for $599)