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 3870g
Actual Weight 4015g
Lens Hood Weight 245g
In-Use Weight 4260g
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 146 x 387mm
Measured Size (DxL) 145.8 x 396.55mm
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 165.99mm
Max Length at Full Extension 396.55mm
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom?
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 162.87 x 178.95mm
Lens Length with Hood (Min / Max) 548.89 / 548.89mm
Size of Rings - Zoom / Focus / 85mm
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 4500mm
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 4162mm
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.12x
MM with 12mm Extension Tube 0.15-0.03x
MM with 25mm Extension 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 ►
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 600mm x 400mm Target:
500mm = 8749mm
700mm = 11728mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target:
1000mm = 8779 (w/ 2.0x)
 
History  
Year Introduced 1999
 
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