EF135mm f/2L USM
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF300mm f/4L USM
EF400mm f/5.6L USM Y
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Instructions
Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The Canon EF135mm f/2L USM, the EF200mm
f/2.8L II USM, the EF300mm f/4L USM, and the
EF400mm f/5.6L USM are high-performance
telephoto lenses designed for EOS cameras.
¡“USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
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Features
1. UD lens elements (in the EF135mm f/2L
USM, the EF200mm f/2.8L II USM, the
EF300mm f/4L USM, and the EF400mm
f/5.6L USM) and super UD lens elements (in
the EF400mm f/5.6L USM) for excellent
imaging performance.
2. Ultrasonic motor (USM) for quick and quiet
autofocusing.
3. Manual focusing is available after the subject
comes into focus in autofocus mode (ONE
SHOT AF).
4. The lens is compatible with Extender EF1.4X
ll and EF2X ll.
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Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera
malfunction or damage.
Supplementary notes on using the lens
and taking pictures.
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a Safety Precautions
a Safety Precautions
• Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
through the lens or camera. Doing so could result
in loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through
the lens is especially hazardous.
• Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do
not leave the lens under the sun without the
lens cap attached. This is to prevent the lens from
concentrating the sun’s rays, which could cause a
fire.
Handling Cautions
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• If the lens is taken from a cold environment into
a warm one, condensation may develop on the
lens surface and internal parts. To prevent
condensation in this case, first put the lens into an
airtight plastic bag before taking it from a cold to
warm environment. Then take out the lens after it
has warmed gradually. Do the same when taking
the lens from a warm environment into a cold one.
• Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in
a car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can
cause the lens to malfunction.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment
unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop
operation of the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the
limits for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
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This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
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Nomenclature
Distance scale (→ 5, 6)
Hood mount*1 (→ 8)
Infrared index*3 (→ 6)
Depth-of-Field scale (→ 6)
Filter mounting
thread (→ 9)
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Distance index (→ 5)
Focusing ring (→ 4)
Contacts (→ 4)
Focusing distance range selection switch (→ 5)
Lens mount index (→ 4)
Focus mode switch (→ 4)
Tripod mounting location*2 (→ 7)
*1) EF135mm f/2L USM • EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
*2,3) EF200mm f/2.8L II USM • EF300mm f/4L USM • EF400mm f/5.6L USM
For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (→ **).
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1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
2. Setting the Focus Mode
See your camera’s instructions for details on
mounting and detaching the lens.
¡After detaching the lens, place the lens with the
rear end up to prevent the lens surface and
electrical contacts from getting scratched.
¡If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have
fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty
connections can result. The camera and lens
may not operate properly.
¡If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
them, clean them with a soft cloth.
¡If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust
cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount
index and the K index of the dust cap as shown
in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it,
reverse the order.
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To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus
mode switch to AF.
To use only manual focusing (MF), set the focus
mode switch to MF, and focus by turning the
focusing ring. The focusing ring always works,
regardless of the focus mode.
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After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus
manually by pressing the shutter button halfway
and turning the focusing ring. (Full-time manual
focus)
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3. Switching the Focusing Distance Range
4. Infinity Compensation Mark
Infinity compensation mark
Distance index
You can choose the focusing distance range with
a switch. By setting a suitable focusing distance
range, actual autofocusing time can be shorter.
¡EF135mm f/2L USM :
q 0.9 m / 3.0 ft. – ∞ w 1.6 m / 5.2 ft. – ∞
¡EF200mm f/2.8L II USM :
q 1.5 m / 4.9 ft. – ∞ w 3.5 m / 11.5 ft. – ∞
¡EF300mm f/4L USM :
q 2.5 m / 8.2 ft. – ∞ w 6 m / 19.7 ft. – ∞
¡EF400mm f/5.6L USM :
q 3.5 m / 11.5 ft. – ∞ w 8.5 m / 27.9 ft. – ∞
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To compensate for shifting of the infinity focus
point that results from changes in temperature.
The infinity position at normal temperature is the
point at which the vertical line of the L mark is
aligned with the distance indicator on the
distance scale.
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For accurate manual focusing on subjects at
infinity distance, look through the viewfinder while
rotating the focusing ring.
If you autofocus outside the set focusing distance
range, the lens may stop focusing at the start of
the focusing range; however, this is not a
malfunction. Press the shutter release button
halfway again.
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5. Infrared Index
(EF200mm f/2.8L II USM • EF300mm f/4L
USM • EF400mm f/5.6L USM)
The infrared index corrects the focus setting
when using monochrome infrared film. Focus on
the subject manually, then adjust the distance
setting by moving the focusing ring to the
corresponding infrared index mark.
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Some EOS cameras cannot use infrared film. See
the instructions for your EOS camera.
6. Depth-of-Field Scale
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The depth of field is the distance in front of and
behind the plane of focus on the subject that
appears sharp. The depth of field is indicated by
the area between the depth-of-field scale lines
below the distance scale.
The number on the scale is the F value.
The depth-of-field scale is an approximate
indicator.
¡The infrared index position is based on a
wavelength of 800 nm.
¡Be sure to observe the manufacturer’s
instructions when using infrared film.
¡Use a red filter also when you take the picture.
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7. Using the Tripod Mount (EF200mm f/2.8L II USM • EF300mm f/4L USM • EF400mm f/5.6L USM)
Adjusting the Revolving Mount
You can loosen the orientation lock-knob on the tripod mount to allow it to rotate as needed to fit a
particular camera model for switching between vertical and horizontal positions.
The EF200mm f/2.8L II USM lens can be used with the A II (B) tripod mount ring, sold separately.
Detaching
Use the following procedures to remove and attach the tripod mount.
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Turn the locking knob
counterclockwise until it
becomes loose (about 3 turns),
and pull the knob in the direction
of the arrow to release the collar.
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With the collar open,
remove the tripod mount.
To install, while pulling the
locking knob, bring the collar
to the original position, and
tighten the locking knob
securely.
If the foot of the tripod mount overlaps the switch, loosen the orientation locking knob on the tripod mount to
move the foot.
The tripod mount can be attached to or detached from the lens while the lens is attached to the camera.
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8. Hood
The lens hood can reduce unwanted reflections and also protects the front of the lens from rain,
snow, dust, and other substances.
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EF135mm f/2L USM • EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
Attach and align the hood to the hood mount on
the front of the lens, and turn the hood as shown
by the arrow to secure it.
The hood can be reverse-mounted on the lens
for storage.
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EF300mm f/4L USM
Bring the hood out from the end of the lens until
it stops. For storage, reverse the procedure.
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Bring the hood out from the end of the lens until
it stops and turn in the direction of the arrow. For
storage, reverse the procedure.
EF135mm f/2L USM • EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
¡Part of the picture may be blocked if the hood is not attached properly.
¡When attaching or detaching the hood, grasp the base of the hood to turn it. To prevent deformation, do not
grasp the rim of the hood to turn it.
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9. Filters (Sold separately)
10. Close-up Lenses
(Sold separately)
You can attach filters to the filter mounting thread
on the front of the lens.
¡If you need a polarizing filter, use the Canon
Circular Polarizing Filter.
¡To adjust the polarizing filter, first remove or
store the lens hood.
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Attaching a 500D Close-up Lens enables closeup photography.
The magnification will be as follows:
¡EF135mm f/2L USM (72mm)
0.48× – 0.27×
¡EF200mm f/2.8L II USM (72mm)
0.57× – 0.39×
¡EF300mm f/4L USM (77mm)
0.82× – 0.59×
¡EF400mm f/5.6L USM (77mm)
0.91× – 0.78×
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¡Close-up Lens 250D cannot be attached
because there is no size that fits the lens.
¡Manual focusing is recommended for accurate
focusing.
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11. Extension Tubes (Sold separately)
You can attach Extension Tube EF12 II or EF25 II for magnified shots. The shooting distance and
magnification are shown below.
EF135mm f/2L USM
EF12 II
EF25 II
Camera-to-Subject
Distance (mm)
Near
Far
691
1661
579
883
EF300mm f/4L USM
Magnification
Near
0.29×
0.41×
Far
0.09×
0.20×
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF12 II
EF25 II
Camera-to-Subject
Distance (mm)
Near
Far
1169
3284
977
1801
EF12 II
EF25 II
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Camera-to-Subject
Distance (mm)
Near
Far
1986
7786
1661
3925
Magnification
Near
0.18×
0.24×
Far
0.04×
0.09×
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
Magnification
Near
0.23×
0.32×
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Far
0.06×
0.14×
EF12 II
EF25 II
Camera-to-Subject
Distance (mm)
Near
Far
2893
13449
2460
6610
Magnification
Near
0.16×
0.21×
Far
0.03×
0.07×
Manual focusing is recommended for accurate focusing.
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12. Extenders (Sold separately)
With Extender EF1.4X ll or EF2X ll attached, the lens specifications will change as follows:
EF135mm f/2L USM
EF1.4X II
EF2X II
Focal length
(mm)
Aperture
189
270
f/2.8-45
f/4-64
Diagonal
13° 35'
9° 15'
Angle of view
Vertical
Horizontal
7° 25'
11° 5'
5° 10'
7° 40'
Diagonal
9° 20'
8° 50'
Angle of view
Vertical
Horizontal
5° 10'
7° 40'
4° 55'
7° 20'
Maximum magnification (×)
0.27
0.38
EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
EF1.4X II
EF2X II
Focal length
(mm)
Aperture
280
400
f/4-45
f/5.6-64
EF300mm f/4L USM
EF1.4X II
EF2X II
Focal length
(mm)
Aperture
420
600
f/5.6-45
f/8-64
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Angle of view
Diagonal
Vertical
Horizontal
6° 10'
3° 20'
5°
4° 10'
2° 20'
3° 30'
Maximum magnification (×)
0.22
0.32
Maximum magnification (×)
0.18
0.26
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
EF1.4X II
EF2X II
Focal length
(mm)
Aperture
560
800
f/8-45
f/11-64
Diagonal
4° 25'
3° 5'
Angle of view
Vertical
Horizontal
2° 25'
3° 40'
1° 40'
2° 35'
Maximum magnification (×)
0.18
0.25
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Extenders (Sold separately)
EF300mm f/4L USM
¡With Extender EF2X II attached to the lens, only manual focus is possible. However, with the EOS-1Ds
Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark ll, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark lll, EOS-1D Mark ll N, EOS-1D Mark ll, EOS-1D, EOS1V/HS, EOS-3 camera, autofocusing with the center focusing point is possible.
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
¡With Extender EF1.4X II attached to the lens, only manual focus is possible. However, with the EOS-1Ds
Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark ll, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark lll, EOS-1D Mark ll N, EOS-1D Mark ll, EOS-1D, EOS1V/HS, EOS-3 camera, autofocusing with the center focusing point is possible.
¡With Extender EF2X II attached to the lens, only manual focus is possible.
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For all lenses
¡First attach the Extender to the lens, then attach the lens to the camera. Detach it from the camera in the
reverse order. If you attach the lens to the camera first, misoperation may occur.
¡Only one Extender can be attached to the lens and camera.
¡If you use an Extender on the lens mounted on a EOS A2/A2E/5, set the exposure compensation to -1/2
stop for the EF1.4X II or -1 stop for the EF2X II.
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When an Extender is attached, the AF speed will become slower by design to retain proper AF control.
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Specifications
EF135mm f/2L USM EF200mm f/2.8L II USM
Focal Length/Aperture
200 mm f/2.8
135 mm f/2
Lens Construction
8 groups, 10 elements 7 groups, 9 elements
Minimum Aperture
f/32
f/32
Diagonal: 12°
Diagonal: 18°
Angle of View
Vertical: 7°
Vertical: 10°
Horizontal: 10°
Horizontal: 15°
Min. Focusing Distance
1.5 m / 4.9 ft.
0.9 m / 3.0 ft.
Max. Magnification
0.16 ×
0.19 ×
Field of View
EF300mm f/4L USM
300 mm f/4
7 groups, 8 elements
f/32
Diagonal: 8° 15'
Vertical: 4° 35'
Horizontal: 6° 50'
2.5 m / 8.2 ft.
0.13 ×
EF400mm f/5.6L USM
400 mm f/5.6
6 groups, 7 elements
f/32
Diagonal: 6° 10'
Vertical: 3° 30'
Horizontal: 5° 10'
3.5 m / 11.5 ft.
0.12 ×
124 × 185 mm /
152 × 226 mm /
185 × 275 mm /
194 × 291 mm /
4.9 × 7.3 inch (at 0.9 m) 6.0 × 8.9 inch (at 1.5 m) 7.3 × 10.8 inch (at 2.5 m) 7.6 × 11.5 inch (at 3.5 m)
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72 mm / 2.8 inch
72 mm / 2.8 inch
77 mm / 3.0 inch
77 mm / 3.0 inch
Filter Diameter
Max. Diameter and Length 82.5 × 112 mm / 3.2 × 4.4 inch 83.2 × 136.2 mm / 3.3 × 5.4 inch 90 × 213.5 mm / 3.5 × 8.4 inch 90 × 256.5 mm / 3.5 × 10.1 inch
Weight
750 g / 26.5 oz
765 g / 27.0 oz
1165 g / 41.1 oz
1250 g / 44.1 oz
Hood
ET-78 II
ET-83B II
Built-in
Built-in
Lens Cap
E-72U
E-72U
E-77U
E-77U
Case
LP1219
LP1222
LZ1128
LZ1132
Ring-type tripod mounting
Ring-type tripod
Ring-type tripod
Tripod Collar
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socket A II (B) (Sold separately) mounting socket A II (W) mounting socket A II (W)
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¡The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add 21.5 mm when including
the lens cap and dust cap.
¡The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
¡Aperture settings are specified on the camera.
¡All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
¡Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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