The new Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is the next-generation super telephoto L-series lens with an Image Stabilizer, and it's one of the world's best lenses for wildlife and nature photography.
Succeeding the widely-respected Canon 500mm F/4L IS USM, the new Canon 500mm F/4L IS II USM lens is being developed for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a longer focal length. The redesigned, lightweight lens body will provide added mobility alongside enhanced protection against dust and water, making it ideal for the toughest shooting conditions.
First and foremost, image sharpness has been enhanced with completely redesigned fluorite optics that deliver reduced chromatic aberration. The lighter weight (1.5 lbs lighter due to magnesium and titanium construction elements) is always welcome in large telephoto lenses. Using 3 IS (Image Stabilization) modes allows you to shoot at shutter speeds 4 stops slower, and the advanced third IS mode activates only when the shutter button is fully pressed, so you can pan with fast-moving subjects without the IS function interfering with composition and framing.
Buttons and switches have been redesigned to give you more intuitive operation, and dust and water sealing keeps the lens functioning even in less than ideal conditions. A Power Focus mode allows smooth focus change while shooting video.
Focal Length 500 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Angle of View 5°
Minimum Focus Distance 12.14' (4 m)
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:6.6
Diaphragm Blades 9
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Yes
Filter Thread 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.7 x 15.1" (14.48 x 38.35 cm)
Weight 7.03 lb (3.19 kg)
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