A deer standing in long grass.

Taken with EOS RP

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Telephoto Zoom Lens

Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM

Capture the world with a compact, lightweight telephoto zoom boasting advanced optical image stabilisation and a versatile 100-400mm range, made for wildlife photography, sport – and your next adventure.

A compact, lightweight zoom with the power to perform

With an advanced 5.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer2, great close focusing capability plus powerful telephoto reach, it’s an affordable package that will bring those important moments close to you.


    Great for wildlife photography

    1/40 sec | f/8 | ISO 800


    Superb for sports photography

    1/800 sec | f/8 | ISO 1600


    Excellent for close-up photography

    1/125 sec | f/8 | ISO 400

Reach those distant subjects with ease

The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM’s zoom range gives you the power and flexibility to capture a subject both close1 and even far away. It’s ideal for sports photography, wildlife or a day trip to the park.
A deer poking its head above a carpet of ferns, which appear blurred.

Super sharp and highly stable

Powerful 5.5-stop Optical Image Stabilisation2 gives the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM a great advantage for achieving sharp handheld stills and smooth movies with no need for a tripod to weigh you down.
CANON RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM bird photography

Revolutionary size and weight

Weighing just 635g and measuring 164.7mm in length, this compact, lightweight lens is well balanced, even when fully extended, and fits in a kit bag beautifully.
RF 100-400MM F5.6-8 IS USM

Responsive performance with smooth, fast AF

Thanks to a Nano USM motor focusing3 is fast, quiet and smooth, while the Lens Control Ring gives control over settings. A nine-blade aperture delivers great background blur, too.
CANON RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM max magnification photography

Super telephoto power

The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is ideal for animal photography and distant subjects producing great results thanks to Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) glass and advanced coatings.
CANON RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM wildlife and bird photography

Extend your reach even further

Increase your telephoto power with Canon RF extenders, which connect seamlessly4 with metering and Auto Focus to give you even greater precise reach for those faraway subjects.
CANON RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM planes and travel photography


  • 100-400mm zoom

    Great flexibility for wildlife and sport

  • 5.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer 2

    Excellent stability for handheld shots

  • 635g / 164.7mm

    Compact, lightweight design. 635g and 164.7mm in length

  • Nano USM

    Smooth, quiet and fast focusing 3

  • UD glass

    Outstanding aberration control

  • Super Spectra Coating

    For rich, natural colours


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Focal Length


Maximum Aperture


Optical Image Stabilizer


Maximum Magnification


Closest focussing distance (m)


Filter diameter (mm)


Lens Control Ring

Only with EF-EOS R Control Ring Mount Adapter on R series cameras
Only with EF-EOS R Control Ring Mount Adapter on R series cameras

Extender compatibility

RF extenders
EF extenders

Max. diameter x length (mm)

79.5 x 164.7
80 x 145.5
94 x 193

Weight (g)


RF 100-400MM F5.6-8 IS USM

What’s in the box

  • RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM

  • E-67 II Lens Cap

  • Lens Dust Cap RF

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