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Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM

A fast-aperture super-telephoto lens that delivers a professional performance – ideal for sports, news and wildlife photography

Ideal Uses.

  • Great for Sport

    When you’re on the touchline, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM puts you right next to the action. The lens’s USM focusing works with your camera’s AF to keep fast-moving subjects sharp.

  • Great for Wildlife

    Whether you’re on safari or shooting locally, the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM is an excellent choice for photographing wildlife in its native environment. The lens’s lightweight design makes it an ideal travelling companion.

  • Great for Reportage

    Press photography often demands a powerful telephoto performance. The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM delivers this while also being lightweight and portable, so it’s easier to carry between jobs.

Professional image quality

Achieve exceptional sharpness and contrast right across the frame. Superb for sports, wildlife and news photographers who demand the very best performance.

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Shoot handheld

The EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM is the lightest 400mm f/2.8 lens in the world*, and features an advanced five-stop Image Stabilizer**, making hand-held shooting a reality.

Focus quickly & accurately

Subjects come into critical focus with exceptional speed and precision, even in low light. Fast moving-objects are kept sharp.

Shoot with smart controls

Fingertip controls let you start/lock AF or recall a pre-programmed focusing distance. All without taking the camera from your eye.
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Built to travel

As an L-Series lens the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM is built to exacting standards. It’s sealed against dust and moisture and can withstand the rigours of professional use.


  • 400mm

    Focal length

  • f/2.8

    Maximum aperture

  • 5-stop

    Image Stabilizer**

  • 9-bladed


  • Focus lock/activate


  • World’s lightest 400mm f/2.8 lens*


What’s in the box

  • EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM

  • ET-155(W III) hood

  • Lens cap E-180E

  • Lens dust cap E

  • Lens wide strap B

  • Drop-in filter holder

  • Lens softcase LS-400

  • User manual kit

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  1. * Amongst lenses for interchangeable lens cameras. As of September 2018, based on Canon’s research