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Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

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Canon  EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon  EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
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  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • 4-stop Image StabilizerProtective fluorine coating on front and rear elements
  • 9 blade aperture
  • Power focus for video
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Metal mount
Canon  EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is a high-magnification, super-telephoto lens featuring integrated Image Stabilizer technology. The perfect solution for wildlife, nature and sports photographers working in the field.

  • High-performance 500mm lens
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Fast f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM for fast AF
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Protective fluorine coating on front and rear elements
  • 3.7m min focus
  • 9 blade aperture
  • Power focus for video
  • Dust and moisture resistant

Compact lightweight super-telephoto
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM features a lightweight magnesium alloy and titanium construction, which reduces weight without compromising on strength and build quality.

Sophisticated optical design
A complex optical design that features fluorite and UD lens elements to tackle aberrations and distortions. A fast f/4 maximum aperture enables use of the Canon Extender EF 2.0x III while retaining AF on EOS-1 series cameras.

Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.

Image Stabilizer
Built-in Image Stabilizer technology enables hand-held shooting with shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal without incurring camera shake. Multiple IS modes improve image quality when panning.

IS Mode 3
Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilisation of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the Image Stabilizer element during exposure.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

Power focusing
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM’s two-speed Power Focus mode allows focus to be adjusted at a smooth constant speed – perfect when shooting video.

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.

Accessories
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is supplied with Lens Hood (ET-138 WII), Lens Cap (E-163B) and Lens case 500B.

Reviews

"The Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens is expected to be available in 2011 (Update: On Nov 15, 2011, Canon announced that this lens has been delayed until an unknown future date. Update 2: On Jan 3, 2012, Canon USA informed me that this lens is expected to be available in April). A full Canon EF 500mm f/4.0 L IS II USM Lens review is planned upon availability of this lens. 

Post date: 05/02/2012 - 16:04

Specifications

Specifications
Lens type: 
Fixed Focal Length
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
Ring type USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
500mm
Angle of view: 
Zoom Ratio: 
1.0x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups (Fluorite and UD lens elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
9 aperture blades circular opening
Maximum Aperture: 
f/4.0
Minimum Aperture: 
f/32.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
3.70m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system details: 
Up to 4-stops Image Stabilizer (IS) technology
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
146.0mm
Length: 
383.0mm
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing details: 
Dust and moisture resistant
Filter Diameter: 
52mm Drop in
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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