Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens Specifications and Measurements


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Specifications Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Focal Length Range 500mm
APS-C Sensor DSLRs Only? N
Lenses / Groups 17/13
Angle of View: Diagonal
Angle of View: Horizontal
Angle of View: Vertical 2°45'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture?
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 136.6 oz
Actual Weight 141.7 oz
Lens Hood Weight 8.6 oz
In-Use Weight 150.4 oz
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 5.75 x 15.24”
Measured Size (DxL) 5.74 x 15.61”
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.5”
Max Length at Full Extension 15.61”
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom?
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 6.41 x 7.05”
Lens Length with Hood (Min / Max) 21.61 / 21.61”
Size of Rings - Zoom / Focus / 3.35”
Filter Size DI 52mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 240°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Distance Info Provided to Camera? Y
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 177.2”
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 163.86”
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.12x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.15-0.03x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.18-0.05x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-138 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / /
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Lens Case 500 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
500mm = 28.70'
700mm = 38.48" (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1000mm = 28.80' (w/ 2.0x)
 
History  
Year Introduced 1999
 
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