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

SpecificationsCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced1999
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/13
Angle of View: Diagonal
Angle of View: Horizontal
Angle of View: Vertical2°45'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture?
Manufacturer Specification Weight 136.6 oz  (3870g)
Actual Weight 141.7 oz  (4015g)
Lens Hood Weight 8.6 oz  (245g)
In-Use Weight 150.4 oz  (4260g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 5.75 x 15.24”  (146 x 387mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 5.74 x 15.61”  (146 x 396.5mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.5”  (166mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 15.61”  (396.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 6.41 x 7.05”  (162.9 x 178.9mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 21.61 - 21.61”  (548.9 - 548.9mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 3.35”  (85mm)
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 240°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 177.17”  (4500mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 163.86”  (4162mm)
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
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 / 2 / 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)
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)
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