EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Just bought an EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens.  Is there anyone in this community of Canon that can offer backs or things on this goal.  Any information would be helpful.  Thank you.

I'll assume you mean the version to push, but in general this applies to it & new. Use mode 1 IS for stationary subjects & mode 2 for panning. Use the limiter switch to speed the AF response on things that are further away & do NOT forget to re set during the filming of things inside the extreme limit of range switch controls. If you have not used a long lens before maintain high shutter speeds until you develop the right technique.

If this is the version to push does too tighten the ring that locks / apply the voltage to the Canon zoom.

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