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Canon EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM

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Long product name Canon EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM :
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EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM
Canon EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM:
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This is an EF lens 500mm 4.0L IS USM.


Diagonal Angle of View: 5°
Lens Construction (elements/groups): 17/13
Closest Focusing Distance (m): 4.5
Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM
Filter Diameter (mm): 52 Rear Drop-in

Next-generation super telephoto L-series lens with an Image Stabilizer, it's one of the world's best lenses for wildlife and nature photography

This 500mm super telephoto lens with Image Stabilizer system and large aperture of f/4 is sure to have wide appeal. Its newly designed optical system consists of 17 elements in 13 groups, including one fluorite lens and two UD lenses. These have eliminated all kinds of aberrations to achieve a level of image quality previously impossible to attain. With ring USM and an improved drive algorithm, its autofocus is the fastest in the world (when used with the EOS-3). The large f/4 aperture permits the use of autofocus when using an extender. The lens's closest focusing distance has been reduced to only 4.5m/ 14.8ft., and it is equipped with full-time mechanical manual focus, a focus preset function, and an AF Stop function. The use of a magnesium alloy for the lens barrel minimizes weight and the lens offers superior dust-proof and moisture-proof performance.

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Canon EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM, 17/13, 5.75" (14.6 cm), 5°, 2.05" (5.2 cm), 8.53 lbs (3.87 kg), 0.12x

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Canon EF 500 mm f4.0 L IS USM. Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/13, Thread diameter: 5.75" (14.6 cm), Diagonal angle of view (max): 5°. Filter size: 2.05" (5.2 cm), Weight: 8.53 lbs (3.87 kg). Magnification: 0.12x

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5.75" (14.6 cm)
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2.05" (5.2 cm)
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8.53 lbs (3.87 kg)
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Canon EF 500mm f4L IS USM review Canon's EF 500mm f4L IS USM is a super-telephoto lens adored by wildlife and sports photographers alike. The 500mm focal length, equivalent to 800mm when mounted on a cropped-frame body, delivers decent-sized images of...