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.
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 the use of the Canon Extender EF 2.0x III while retaining AF on EOS-1 series cameras.
Fast, quiet autofocus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid autofocus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.
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 utilization 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 minimize the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM’s two-speed Power Focus mode allows the focus to be adjusted at a smooth constant speed – perfect when shooting video.
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.
- Image Size: Full Frame
- Minimum Focusing: 3.7m
- Filter Diameter (mm): 52 Drop-In
- Maximum Diameter x Length (mm): 146 x 383
- Weight: 3190g
What’s in the box:
- Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS USM II Lens
- Front Lens Cap
- Rear Dust Cap
- Lens Hood – ET-138 (W II)
- Lens Case – Lens Case 500B