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Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM

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The light-gathering device of a camera, typically containing a group of compound lenses. Lenses come in different lengths, with very long lens used for long-distance photography.
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Long product name Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM :
The short editorial description of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM

EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM:
The official marketing text of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM as supplied by the manufacturer
This lens is ideal for sports and wildlife photography. The newly designed optical system has one fluorite element and two UD-glass elements to obtain high resolution and high contrast. Also, the minimum focusing distance was reduced to 5.5 m. Extender EF 2x can be attached to increase the focal length to 1200mm while retaining AF (with the EOS-3).
- Diagonal Angle of View: 4° 10'.
- Lens Construction (elements/groups): 17/13.
- Closest Focusing Distance (m): 5.5 m / 18 ft.
- Focus adjustment: Inner focusing system with USM.
- Filter Diameter (mm): 52 mm Rear Drop-in.
Short summary description Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM:
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Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM, 17/13, 4°, 2.05" (5.2 cm)
Long summary description Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM :

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM. Lens structure (elements/groups): 17/13, Diagonal angle of view (max): 4°. Filter size: 2.05" (5.2 cm)

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2.05" (5.2 cm)
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How can one justify a $10,000 lens that is too heavy to carry most places? I was driving through Fakahatchee Strand State Park, where Robert Hitchman of Photograph America said that hed seen the extremely rare Florida Panther. A tawny animal crossed t...
The Canon 600 f/4 is heavy and bulky. It is very expensive, and you have to consider the cost and the bulk of a professional tripod and Wimberley head, too. Nevertheless, I love this lens! If you are seriously interested to wildlife photography, the r...
Good Excellent image quality, even wide open and with 1.4x TC, Great reach (600, 840 and 1200 mm), Fast AF and very useful focus preset, Very useful and effective image stabilization, First rate built quality; weather sealed, The short focusing dista...
Bad Heavy and bulky...
At one time I owned both these lenses but a number of years ago I switched to the 500/4.5L and 300/4L for reasons of weight, not optical performance. Canon has now replaced both these lenses with IS (Image Stabilized) versions, but Im briefly reviewi...
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