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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM

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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
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Initial Price: 
$13900
  • Fluorite and UD-glass
  • Up to 2 stops Image Stabilizer (IS)
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • 8 aperture blades
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens construction
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Overview

Description by Canon:

Lens Discontinued (replaced by Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS II USM )

A high magnification super-telephoto lens that delivers uncompromising performance.

The 600mm f/4L IS USM super telephoto lens offer huge magnifications, making it the ideal solution for distant wildlife photography or for those shooting sports from the sidelines.

Benefits

  • Super telephoto lens
  • L-series construction and optics
  • Two UD elements and one fluorite lens element
  • Fast, quiet USM autofocus
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 52 mm rear drop-in filter
  • Hard case and lens hood

Super telephoto optical design
The EF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens is ideal for sports and wildlife photography. The high-quality optical system has a fluorite element and two UD-glass elements, ensuring highest optical resolution and contrast. Minimum close-focus distance is 5.5m. With EOS-1 series cameras, the Extender EF 2x can be attached to increase the focal length to 1200mm while still retaining AF.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Ultrasonic focusing
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

Image stabilization
The built-in Image Stabilizer offers a two-stop advantage, enabling the use of slower shutter speeds than normal without incurring camera shake.

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Accessories
The lens comes supplied with a lens hood and a hard case.

Reviews

"As with all Canon Super Telephoto L Lenses, build quality of the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM Lens is excellent. The focus ring and the many switches resident on the lens all work smoothly. It will be obvious to any photographer that this is a very high quality piece of equipment - professional grade. 

Post date: 05/02/2012 - 16:19

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$13900
Release Date: 
09/1998
Discontinued: 
Yes
Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
600mm
Angle of view: 
4.16°
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.1x
Lens construction: 
17 elements in 13 groups (Two UD elements and one fluorite lens element)
Diaphragm Blades: 
8 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
5.50m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 2-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
168.0mm
Length: 
456.0mm
Weight: 
5,360.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
52mm Drop-in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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