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An elite super telephoto lens for outstanding real life results.




On paper, the EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is exceptional. In real life, it more than lives up to its reputation. Featuring outstanding image quality, superior build quality and impressive features such as superfast autofocus and excellent Image Stabilisation, this incredible super telephoto lens delivers, each and every time. Compared to its predecessor, the EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is seriously lightweight. This – among many other features – makes it the ideal sports photography lens, photojournalism lens, and bird and wildlife lens. Its lightweight stature makes for easier handholdability, which is assisted by Canon’s superb 4-stop IS, available in three modes designed to stabilise stills, panning and action-tracking. Image quality is extremely sharp, right into the full frame corners, which is helped in part by the extraordinary ring-type USM. As well as a superfast, super accurate autofocus, you can also enjoy other handy focusing features, such as Full Time Manual focusing, Power Focusing and AI Servo.

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

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Brand New Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
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High Performance Super-Telephoto Lens

High performance super-telephoto lens delivering exceptional image quality.

Fluorite and UD Elements

Optimum visual performance, the lens incorporates Fluorite and UD.

Subwavelength Structure Lens Coating

Canon’s patented lens element coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections.

Magnesium Alloy Build

The lightweight super-telephoto lens, suitable for limited hand-held shooting.

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  • EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

    Detailed Specifications

    EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Technical Specifications

    Focal Length & Max Aperture
    500mm 1:4.0
    Picture Size
    35mm Full size
    Lens Construction
    16 elements in 12 groups
    Minimum Aperture
    f/32 (for ½-stop increments also)
    Closest Focusing Distance
    3.7m
    Maximum Magnification
    0.15x
    Image Stabilizer effect
    4 stops
    Dimensions
    146 x 383 mm
    Weight
    3,190g
    Included accessories
    Lens hood (ET-138 WII), Lens Cap (E-163B), Lens Case (500B), Lens Dust Cap E, Lens Wide Strap B