Adorama has the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens for Canon SLR Cameras for $1699 - $160 off at final checkout - $200 rebate [Exp 1/4/14] = $1359 with free shipping. Goes for $1495+ elsewhere. Weighs 3.1 lbs. and features 14-group/17-element construction; angle of view ranges from 24º to 6º10'.
$1499 Retail: $1699

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    nightowl Ben's cred: 185
    Posted 4:00 pm PDT 10/24/13

    Didn't realize that Canon is going back to mail in rebates for their lenses. I preferred the instant rebates. Not much of a savings usually, though, because retailers always seem to hike up their prices during a rebate. The one time I used the mail in rebate, it was denied because I "didn't send in all the paperwork", which was bogus. I made a copy of everything I sent in, and when I called in to dispute, they sent me my check.

    As for this lens, I paid exactly $1360 for it slightly over 5 years ago (but I got a 5% discount on top of that). Lots of reviews online. OK, but not great optics. For Canon lenses of this focal length, your affordable choices are this and the 400mm f/5.6 prime without IS. The other 400mm (and longer) lenses cost more than double this. Other 3rd party choices include Sigma 50-500mm and 150-500mm.

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    Interloper Ben's cred: 127
    Posted 4:31 am PDT 10/25/13

    Don't expect to shoot quick moving subjects with any less than broad daylight on this lens.

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