Line your shot up. It's a grizzly on the other side of the meadow... no, wait... it's just the new rookie linebacker, and he's heading directly for you. Either way, you'll be ready for the "big game" with this precision Canon L Series lens. Superior-quality glass, including two Fluorite elements, ensures razor-sharp, high-contrast images free from color fringing and distortion. You get super-durable magnesium and titanium construction for reduced weight and long-lasting performance, plus a special fluorine lens coating that resists dirt and fingerprints.
Beast-sized, yet nimble
Though this lens is almost a foot and a half long, it's surprisingly light for its size. All the more surprising is the amount of technology it packs at under nine pounds. Being at the higher end of the prestigious L Series product line, it features three sophisticated image stabilization modes that help you to freeze the moment — regardless of the challenges of distance and fast movement. Near-silent USM autofocus, full-time manual focus, and a continuous-speed focus mode that's perfect for video shooting all add the fast response you need with a lens this long. And Canon's Subwavelength structure coating helps to minimize the flares and reflections that can intrude with lesser lens architectures.
From the wilderness to the stadium
It's no surprise that lenses like this one are established favorites of many of the world's best nature and sports photographers. The nine-bladed, almost circular aperture lends itself to isolating the subject while rolling focus outside the focal plane to a very appealing blur. The extreme length of this lens makes it possible to force perspective in creative and interesting ways. No matter whether you're photographing the bears, or "Da Bearss," you'll come back with a trophy.