FOR SALE – Canon 100-400mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM LENS

An excellent lens for wildlife or sports photography; hardly used and in perfect condition. Works with Canon’s extenders for extra focal length options.

PRICE: £800 + postage/delivery

Currently selling at Calumet Photo for £1239:

Items Included:

  • Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM
  • Front and rear lens caps
  • Lens hood ET-83C
  • Hoya 77mm UV filter
  • Lens case
  • Tripod mount ring



The first EF lens with a zoom range from 100mm to 400mm, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5- 5.6L IS USM lens offers high resolution, superb contrast, neutral color balance, and Canon’s original built-in Image Stabilizer function. High zoom magnification is achieved by means of a 6-group configuration with 5 movable groups. Fluorite and Super UD glass completely eliminate secondary spectrum for superb color rendition. Autofocusing is fast and silent with Canon’s ring USM, and AF speed is further enhanced through an advanced, lightweight rear focusing design that incorporates a floating element for consistent image quality at all focusing distances from 5.9 ft. to infinity. This lens is also equipped with a dual-mode Image Stabilizer suitable for panning as well as stationary subjects. With full-time manual focus, one-touch zooming with a wide grip, and a special ring that permits adjustment of zooming friction, this is a lens that’s extremely easy to use, and ideal for a wide variety of applications including nature, wildlife, sports, and documentary photography.



Profile of photographer Sebastião Salgado

A short ilm I shot about celebrated Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado; his new “Genesis” exhibition opened at London’s Natural History Museum in June 2013.


Local surprise

If I had to best describe my religious leanings, it would probably be ‘guarded atheist’, at least when it comes to the sort of God held up most major religions. That said, I was strangely drawn into one of my local churches this morning…more out of curiosity, than the need for a spiritual top up. My reward was to time my visit when the sun was perfectly placed to create, dare I say, a heavenly light show. It’s an effect I’ve often tried to re-create on film (or video camera) but it can be rather elusive. As the priest reminded me, the secret, is to fill the air with burning incense and let the smoke particles do their work.

Barefoot College, India

Not your average solar engineer

I have just returned from a shoot in Tilonia, India; a remote village, about 200km south-west of Jaipur (Rajasthan). It was a fascinating trip for CNN International, covering the work of the Barefoot College, who train women from villages with no electricity, to become solar engineers. From Burkina Faso to Guatemala, Kenya to Colombia, the women spend six months learning how to make a variety of solar lamps and charges. Many of them have never even left their village before but when they return from India, they will carry home the gift of electricity to places that lie miles away from the national (electricity) grid. Barefoot’s founder is Sanjit ‘Bunker’ Roy who appeared in Time Magazine’s 2010 list of 100 most influential thinkers. My film from the trip will air on January 26th 2011, on CNN International’s Earth’s Frontiers or viewed online at