Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

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Specifications Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens
Focal Length Range 800mm
APS-C Sensor DSLRs Only? N
Lenses / Groups 18/14
Angle of View: Diagonal 3° 5'
Angle of View: Horizontal 2° 35'
Angle of View: Vertical 1° 40'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/5.6-32
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 157.8 oz
Actual Weight 162.4 oz
Lens Hood Weight 11.3 oz
In-Use Weight 173.7 oz
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 6.42 x 18.15”
Measured Size (DxL) 6.42 x 18.58”
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.7”
Max Length at Full Extension 18.58”
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom?
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 7.76 x 6.4”
Lens Length with Hood (Min / Max) 23.99 / 23.99”
Size of Rings - Zoom / Focus / 3.36”
Filter Size DI 52mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type Ring USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 228°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
19.7' (6m) - 65.6' (20m)
65.6' (20m) - ∞
19.7' (6m) - ∞
Distance Info Provided to Camera? Y
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 236.2”
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 235.16”
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.14x
MM with 12mm Extension Tube 0.16-0.02x
MM with 25mm Extension Tube 0.19-0.04x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-155 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 4 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Lens Case 800 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
800mm = 44.66'
11.81" x 7.87"Target:
1120mm =33.94' (w/ 1.4x)
1600mm = 44.72' (w/ 2.0x)
Year Introduced 2008
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