Canon EF500MM F4L IS USM Camera Lens User Manual

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EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
EF600mm f/4L IS PUSM
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Instructions
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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
Canon’s EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM, EF400mm f/2.8L
IS USM, EF500mm f/4L IS USM and EF600mm
f/4L IS USM are high-performance super-telephoto
lenses, for use with EOS cameras.
● “IS” stands for Image Stabilizer.
● “USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor.
Handling Cautions
● If the lens is taken from a cold environment into a
warm one, condensation may develop on the lens
surface and internal parts. To prevent condensation
in this case, first put the lens into an airtight plastic bag
before taking it from a cold to warm environment. Then
take out the lens after it has warmed gradually. Do the
same when taking the lens from a warm environment
into a cold one.
Do not stand on top of the lens case. You may fall and
injure yourself.
Do not pile lens cases on top of one another as they
may fall and cause injury.
● Do not leave the lens in excessive heat such as in a
car in direct sunlight. High temperatures can cause
the lens to malfunction.
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Features
1. The Image Stabilizer gives the equivalent effect
of a shutter speed two stops* faster.
2. Use of fluorite and UD lens elements giving
superior definition.
3. Ultrasonic motor (USM) for fast, quiet autofocus.
4. Manual focusing is available after the subject
comes into focus in autofocus mode (ONE SHOT
AF).
5. An AF stop button to pause autofocus whenever
desired.
6. Can be used with EF1.4× II/EF2× II extenders.
7. A focus preset function for advance storage of
focusing positions in memory to allow
instantaneous focusing.
8. Tight seal structure ensures excellent dustproof
and drip-proof performance.
9. Designed for lighter weight with parts made of
magnesium alloy.
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* Based on [1/focal length] second.
Generally, it requires a shutter speed [1/focal length]
second or faster to prevent camera shake.
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a Safety Precautions
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for
help.
a Safety Precautions
● Do not look at the sun or a bright light source
through the lens or camera. Doing so could result in
loss of vision. Looking at the sun directly through the
lens is especially hazardous.
● Whether it is attached to the camera or not, do not
leave the lens under the sun without the lens cap
attached. This is to prevent the lens from concentrating
the sun’s rays, which could cause a fire.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Conventions used in this instruction
Warning to prevent lens or camera malfunction
or damage.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment
unless otherwise specified in the instructions. If such changes or
modifications should be made, you could be required to stop
operation of the equipment.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits
for a class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against
harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
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Supplementary notes on using the lens and
taking pictures.
Thread the end of the strap through the strap mount on
the lens and then back through the clasp on the strap.
Pull the strap tight and check that there is no slack in
the clasp.
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Nomenclature
Hood mount (→ 15)
Focusing ring (→ 5)
Focusing distance range selector switch (→ 5)
Playback ring
(→ 8)
2.5m
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Distance scale (→ 8, 13)
Strap mount (→ 2)
Rubber ring (→ 4)
2.5m 6.4
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6.4m
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AF
MF
AF stop button
(→ 6)
Focus mode switch (→ 5)
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ON
OFF
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MODE
FOCUS
Contacts (→ 4)
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PRESET
SET
Lens mount index (→ 14)
Image stabilizer switch (→ 9)
Focus preset button (→ 7)
Tripod mount (→ 14)
Image stabilizer mode selector switch (→ 9)
Focus preset switch (→ 7)
Orientation locking knob (→ 14)
● The illustrations used in the explanations in this manual show the EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM, but
the EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM, the EF500mm f/4L IS USM, and the EF600mm f/4L IS USM are all
used in the same way.
● For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (→ **).
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1. Mounting and Detaching the Lens
See your camera’s instructions for details on
mounting and detaching the lens.
● After detaching the lens, place the lens with the
rear end up to prevent the lens surface and
contacts from getting scratched.
● If the contacts get soiled, scratched, or have
fingerprints on them, corrosion or faulty
connections can result. The camera and lens
may not operate properly.
● If the contacts get soiled or have fingerprints on
them, clean them with a soft cloth.
● If you remove the lens, cover it with the dust
cap. To attach it properly, align the lens mount
index and the index of the dust cap as shown
in the diagram, and turn clockwise. To remove it,
reverse the order.
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The lens mount has a rubber ring for enhanced
dust- and water-resistance. The rubber ring may
cause slight abrasions around the camera’s lens
mount, but this will not cause any problems. If the
rubber ring becomes worn, it is replaceable by a
Canon Service Center at cost.
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2. Setting the Focus
Mode
AF
3. Switching the Focusing
Distance Range
MF
2.5m
STABILIZER
ON
OFF
AF
To shoot in autofocus (AF) mode, set the focus
mode switch to AF.
To shoot in manual focus (MF) mode, set the
focus mode switch to MF, and focus by turning
the focusing ring. The focusing ring always
works, regardless of the focus mode.
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After autofocusing in ONE SHOT AF mode, focus
manually by pressing the shutter button halfway
and turning the focusing ring. (Full-time manual
focus)
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2.5m 6.4m
6.4m
MF
You can set the focusing distance range with a
switch. By setting a suitable focusing distance
range, the actual autofocusing time will be shorter.
Lens
Ranges
2.5 m/8.2 ft. – ∞
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM 2.5 m/8.2 ft. – 6.4 m/21.0 ft.
6.4 m/21.0 ft. – ∞
3 m/9.8 ft. – ∞
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
3 m/9.8 ft. – 10 m/32.8 ft.
10 m/32.8 ft. – ∞
4.5 m/14.8 ft. – ∞
EF500mm f/4L IS USM 4.5 m/14.8 ft. – 10 m/32.8 ft.
10 m/32.8 ft. – ∞
5.5 m/18.0 ft. – ∞
EF600mm f/4L IS USM 5.5 m/18.0 ft. – 16.2 m/53.2 ft.
16.2 m/53.2 ft. – ∞
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Switching the Focusing Distance Range
If you use AF from outside the specified focusing
distance range, the lens may stop focusing when it
reaches the limit of the range. This is not a
malfunction. If this occurs, press the shutter button
halfway down again.
4. AF Stop Button
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AF Stop Button
The AF stop function also works in AI Servo AF
mode.
● With the EOS 630/600, RT, A2/A2E/5, or 10S/10
set to the AI Servo AF mode and continuous
shooting, AF will not resume even after you let
go of the AF stop button. Press the shutter
release button halfway to resume AF.
● With the EOS A2/A2E/5 and 10S/10 set to the
Sports mode, AF will not resume even after you
let go of the AF stop button. Press the shutter
release button halfway to resume AF.
● You can change the functions of the AF stop
button using the camera’s Custom Function. For
details, please refer to the camera’s instructions.
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During autofocus operation, you can press the
AF stop button to temporarily pause autofocus.
If the shutter button is still pressed halfway
when the AF stop button is released,
autofocusing will continue as before.
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5. Focus Preset
By presetting any focusing distance, you can instantly focus at that point even while you are
shooting a different subject. This function operates in both the AF and MF modes.
< How to Set >
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1
2
FOCUS PRESET
FOCUS PRESET
SET
Set the focus preset switch
to or
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STABILIZER
MODE
STABILIZER
MODE
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Press the shutter button
halfway to focus the
distance you want to preset.
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SET
Press the focus preset
button.
● The focused distance will be
preset.
● If the focus preset switch was
set to
, the beeper will
sound once.
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Focus Preset
● When turning the playback ring, keep your finger
away from the shutter button. In One-Shot AF
mode, the exposure will be locked when you
press the shutter button halfway and focus is
achieved. So if you press the shutter button
halfway while turning the playback ring, the
exposure may not be correct.
● When not using the focus preset, set the switch
to
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< How to Focus at the Preset Distance >
While turning the playback ring
to the left or right, press the
shutter button completely.
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In the following cases, the focusing distance scale
will move slightly. It will not affect the image.
• When you press the focus preset button.
• When you turn the playback ring.
● The lens will focus at the preset
distance.
● If the focus preset switch was
set to
, the beeper will sound
twice.
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6. Image Stabilizer
You can use the image stabilizer in AF or MF mode.
STABILIZER
ON
OFF
1
2
STABILIZER
MODE
1
2
FOCUS PRESET
STABILIZER
MODE
Set the STABILIZER switch
to ON.
● If you are not going to use the
image stabilizer function, set
the switch to OFF.
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Select the stabilizer mode.
● MODE 1: Corrects vibrations
in all directions. It is mainly
effective for shooting still
subjects.
● MODE 2: Corrects vertical
camera shake during
following shots in a horizontal
direction, and corrects
horizontal camera shake
during following shots in a
vertical direction.
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Press the shutter button
down halfway to enable
stabilization.
● Make sure the image in the
viewfinder is stable, then
press the shutter button the
rest of the way down to take
the picture.
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7. Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
The image stabilizer for this lens is effective for hand-held shots in the following conditions.
● MODE 1
ON
● MODE 2
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OFF
● In semi-darkened areas such as indoors or
outdoors at night.
● In locations where flash photography is
prohibited, such as art museums and theater
stages.
● In situations where your footing is uncertain.
● In situations where fast shutter settings
cannot be used.
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ON
OFF
● When panning subjects in motion.
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Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
● The Image Stabilizer cannot compensate for a
blurred shot caused by a subject that moved.
● Set the STABILIZER switch to OFF when you
are taking pictures using the Bulb setting (long
exposures). If the STABILIZER switch is set to
ON, the image stabilizer function may introduce
errors.
● The Image Stabilizer might not be fully effective
in the following cases:
• You shoot from a violently moving vehicle.
• You move the camera dramatically for a
panning shot in Mode 1.
• You shoot using techniques other than
following shots in Mode 2.
● The Image Stabilizer consumes more power
than normal shooting, so fewer shots can be
taken if you use the function.
● The image stabilizer operates for about two
seconds even when your finger is off the shutter
button. Do not remove the lens while the
stabilizer is in operation. This will cause a
malfunction.
● With the EOS-1V/HS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN
7/30/33, ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN
II/ELAN II E/50/50E, REBEL 2000/300, IX, IX
Lite/IX7, and D30, the Image Stabilizer will not
work during self-timer operation.
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● When you use a tripod, the Image Stabilizer
should be turned off to save battery power.
● The stabilizer is equally effective for hand-held
photography and photography with a monopod.
● The Image Stabilizer also operates when the
lens is used with extension tube EF12 II or EF25
II or the extender EF1.4× II.
● The Image Stabilizer also operates when the
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM or EF400mm f/2.8L IS
USM is used with the extender EF2× II.
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8. Infinity Compensation Mark
Tips on Using the Image Stabilizer
● When using the extender EF2× II with the
EF500mm f/4L IS USM or EF600mm f/4L IS
USM, you can use the Image Stabilizer with the
following cameras: EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds
Mark II, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D
Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II, EOS-1D, EOS 40D,
30D, 20D, 20Da, 10D, 5D, EOS DIGITAL
REBEL XSi/EOS 450D, EOS DIGITAL REBEL
XTi/400D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL
XT/350D DIGITAL, EOS DIGITAL REBEL/300D
DIGITAL, EOS D60, D30, EOS DCS1, DCS3,
D2000, D6000, EOS-1V/HS, EOS1N/DP/HS/RS, 3, ELAN 7E/ELAN 7/30/33,
ELAN 7NE/ELAN 7N/30V/33V, ELAN II/ELAN II
E/50/50E, 3000/88, REBEL XS/500, REBEL
2000/300, REBEL Ti/300V, REBEL T2/300X,
REBEL K2/3000V, IX, IX Lite/IX7
● Depending on the camera there may be image
shake, such as after releasing the shutter.
However, this does not affect shooting.
● If you set the camera’s Custom Function to
change the assigned button to operate the AF,
the Image Stabilizer will operate when you press
the newly assigned AF button.
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Infinity compensation mark
30
ft
m
70
10 20
32 32
Distance index
To compensate for shifting of the infinity focus
point that results from changes in temperature.
The infinity position at normal temperature is the
point at which the vertical line of the L mark is
aligned with the distance indicator on the
distance scale.
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For accurate focusing in MF on subjects at infinity
distance, look through the viewfinder while rotating
the focusing ring.
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9. Depth-of-Field Scale
30
ft
m
70
10 20
32 32
The depth of field is the distance in front of and
behind the plane of focus on the subject that
appears sharp. The depth of field is indicated by
the area between the depth-of-field scale lines
below the distance scale. The numbers on the
scale are F values.
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The depth-of-field scale is an approximate indicator.
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10. Using the Tripod Mount
Adjusting the Tripod Mount
By loosening the orientation locking knob on the tripod mount you can rotate the camera to set the
image for any vertical or horizontal position.
Detaching the Tripod Mount (EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM only)
First remove the lens from the camera and then remove the tripod mount from the lens as shown
below. To attach the tripod mount, reverse the procedure.
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Loosen the orientation
locking knob.
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Align the red mark on the
tripod mount with the lens
mount index.
Slide off the tripod collar
away from the rear of the
lens.
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11. Hood
12. Case
Lid
Strap
The special hoods that come with all these
Keyhole
Lever
lenses cut out unwanted light and protect the
front of the lens from rain, snow, and dust.
Put the lens away as follows.
To attach the hood, loosen the hood lock knob
by turning it counterclockwise. Fit the hood onto
Reverse the lens hood, slip it over the lens,
the lens’s hood mount, and tighten the lock knob
and attach the lens cap.
to fix it in place. Use the same procedure, in
Position the tripod mount straight upwards as
reverse, to remove the hood.
shown and place it in the case.
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Fasten the lens securely with the strap.
Push the lever while holding the lid from
above to lock.
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13. Drop-In Filters
A 52-series drop-in gelatin filter holder with a
glass filter is included with the lens. The drop-in
filter holder can be used fitted with a gelatin filter
(sold separately).
<Using a Gelatin Filter>
14mm
14mm
47mm
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<Installing and Removing>
To remove the drop-in filter, press in the left and
right lock buttons and pull the filter holder
straight up out of the slot.
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To install the drop-in filter, push the filter holder
straight down into the slot until it clicks into place.
● The filter holder can be installed facing either
forwards or backwards.
47mm
Lift up the holder’s retaining plate.
Cut the gelatin filter as shown and mount it in
the holder.
Return the retaining plate to its closed
position.
The Drop-In Screw-Type Filter Holder 52 and DropIn Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C52 are also
available (sold separately).
Because the lens optics are designed to include a
glass filter, you must always install the filter holder,
even if no gelatin filter is fitted.
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14. Extenders (Sold Separately)
Lens specifications when using extender EF1.4× II/EF2× II are as follows.
Focal length (mm)
Aperture
Diagonal
Vertical
Horizontal
Maximum magnification (×)
Angle of view
Focal length (mm)
Aperture
Diagonal
Vertical
Horizontal
Maximum magnification (×)
Angle of view
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF1.4× II
EF2× II
420
600
f/4 – 45
f/5.6 – 64
6° 10’
4° 10’
3° 20’
2° 20’
5°
3° 30’
0.19
0.28
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF1.4× II
EF2× II
560
800
f/4 – 45
f/5.6 – 64
4° 25’
3° 5’
2° 25’
1° 40’
3° 40’
2° 35’
0.22
0.31
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
EF1.4× II
EF2× II
700
1000
f/5.6 – 45
f/8 – 64
3° 30’
2° 30’
2°
1° 20’
3°
2°
0.17
0.25
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
EF1.4× II
EF2× II
840
1200
f/5.6 – 45
f/8 – 64
3°
2°
1° 40’
1° 10’
2° 30’
1° 40’
0.17
0.24
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● Attach the extender to the lens, and then attach the lens to the camera. To remove it, reverse the order.
Errors may occur if you attach the extender to the camera first.
● When using the extender EF2× II with the EF500mm f/4L IS USM or EF600mm f/4L IS USM, the focusing
mode is MF mode. However, AF shooting is possible only with the center focusing point when the camera is
EOS-1Ds Mark III, EOS-1Ds Mark II, EOS-1Ds, EOS-1D Mark III, EOS-1D Mark II N, EOS-1D Mark II,
EOS-1D, EOS-1V/HS, or EOS-3.
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Extenders (Sold Separately)
● When shooting with EOS A2/A2E/5 fitted with
either the EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM or
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM, use –0.5 step
exposure compensation when using extender
EF1.4× II, and use –1 step exposure when using
extender EF2× II.
● When taking pictures on an EOS A2/A2E/5
using an EF1.4× II/EF2× II extender with the
EF500mm f/4L IS USM or the EF600mm f/4L IS
USM, use the values in the table below for
exposure compensation.
Evaluative metering
Center-weighted average metering
Spot metering
EF1.4× II
–0.5 step
–0.5 step
—
EF2× II
–1 step
–1 step
–0.5 step
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● Extenders cannot be used more than one at a
time.
● AF is possible with extender EF1.4× II.
● When an extender is attached, the AF speed will
become slower to retain proper control.
15. Extension Tubes
(Sold Separately)
You can attach extension tube EF12 II or EF25
II for magnified shots. The shooting distance
and magnification are shown below.
Focusing Distance Range (mm)
Magnification (×)
Close distance Long distance Close distance Long distance
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
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EF12 II
EF25 II
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1687
7561
3731
0.18
0.24
0.04
0.09
0.19
0.23
0.03
0.06
0.15
0.18
0.03
0.05
0.14
0.17
0.02
0.05
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF12 II
EF25 II
2602
2314
13633
6974
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
EF12 II
EF25 II
3856
3391
21193
10778
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
EF12 II
EF25 II
4777
4182
29195
13944
MF mode is recommended for accurate focusing.
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Specifications
Focal Length/Aperture
Lens Construction
Minimum Aperture
Angle of View
Min. Focusing Distance
Max. Magnification
Field of View
Filter
Max. Diameter and Length
Weight
Hood
Lens Cap
Case
EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF400mm f/2.8L IS USM
300 mm f/2.8
400 mm f/2.8
13 groups, 17 elements
13 groups, 17 elements
f/32
f/32
Diagonal: 8° 15’
Diagonal: 6° 10’
Vertical: 4° 35’
Vertical: 3° 30’
Horizontal: 6° 50’
Horizontal: 5° 10’
2.5 m/8.2 ft.
3 m/9.8 ft.
0.13×
0.15×
Approx. 176 × 264 mm/
Approx. 155 × 233 mm/
6.9 × 10.4 inch (at 2.5 m/8.2 ft.) 6.1 × 9.2 inch (at 3 m/9.8 ft.)
Any 52-series drop-in filter
128 × 252 mm/5.0 × 9.9 inch
163 × 349 mm/6.4 × 13.7 inch
2550 g/90.0 oz
5370 g/189.4 oz
ET-120
ET-155
E-145
E-180C
Lens case 300
Lens case 400
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● The lens length is measured from the mount surface to the front end of the lens. Add
26.5 mm when including the lens cap and dust cap.
● The size and weight listed are for the lens only, except as indicated.
● The Close-up Lenses 250D and 500D cannot be attached.
● Aperture settings are specified on the camera.
● All data listed is measured according to Canon standards.
● Product specifications and appearance are subject to change without notice.
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Specifications
Focal Length/Aperture
Lens Construction
Minimum Aperture
Angle of View
Min. Focusing Distance
Max. Magnification
Field of View
Filter
Max. Diameter and Length
Weight
Hood
Lens Cap
Case
EF500mm f/4L IS USM
EF600mm f/4L IS USM
500 mm f/4
600 mm f/4
13 groups, 17 elements
13 groups, 17 elements
f/32
f/32
Diagonal: 5°
Diagonal: 4° 10’
Vertical: 2° 45’
Vertical: 2° 20’
Horizontal: 4°
Horizontal: 3° 30’
4.5 m/14.8 ft.
5.5 m/18.0 ft.
0.12×
0.12×
Approx. 197 × 297 mm/
Approx. 204 × 306 mm/
7.8 × 11.7 inch (at 4.5 m/14.8 ft.) 8.0 × 12.1 inch (at 5.5 m/18.0 ft.)
Any 52-series drop-in filter
146 × 387 mm/5.8 × 15.2 inch
168 × 456 mm/6.6 × 18.0 inch
3870 g/136.5 oz
5360 g/189.0 oz
ET-138
ET-160
E-163
E-185
Lens case 500
Lens case 600
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