Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Telephoto Lens
The technical details behind this lens
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is a newly-developed, light-weight, large diameter, super-telephoto lens, that features completely redesigned optics to provide better image quality and significant weight reduction. It is also equipped with Canon’s Image Stabilisation function, making it equivalent to 4 shutter-speed settings faster. Featuring a pair of fluorite elements, along with four aspherical elements, both chromatic and spherical aberrations are kept to a minimum in order to realize sharp, clear image quality with accurate rendering and colour fidelity. A Sub Wavelength Coating contributes to colour accuracy and helps to control flare and ghosting when working in backlit and difficult lighting environments. This lens also features a rounded nine-blade diaphragm that contributes to a pleasing out-of-focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques. A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with optimized focusing algorithms and a high-speed CPU, is employed to provide fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
- Sub Wavelength Coating
- EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
Top three Reasons we think you will love this product
- Features Two Fluorite and Four Aspherical Elements
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Fast Performance and Intuitive Handling
Our expert's opinion
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is an ultra-high-performance lens that combines superb ease-of-use with excellent durability made for the digital age. This lens is great for sports and wildlife photography.