Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
  Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced2020
Mounts OnFull Frame
Lenses / Groups20/14
Angle of View: Diagonal24° - 5°
Angle of View: Horizontal20° - 4°
Angle of View: Vertical14° - 2° 45'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.5-32 / f/7.1-54
Aperture Max by Focal Length 100-150mm = f/4.5
151-253mm = f/5.0
254-362mm = f/5.6
363-471mm = f/6.3
472-500mm = f/7.1
Number of Aperture Blades 9
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 48.2 oz  (1365g)
Actual Weight 48 oz  (1359g)
Lens Hood Weight 3.3 oz  (94g)
Tripod Ring Weight 5.5 oz  (157g)
In-Use Weight 56.8 oz  (1610g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.69 x 8.17”  (93.8 x 207.6mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.69 x 8.45”  (94 x 214.7mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 5”  (126.8mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 12”  (304.7mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y
Zoom Extension Length 2.76”  (70.1mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.53 x 3.04”  (115.1 x 77.3mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 11.2 - 14.75”  (284.6 - 374.6mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.79” / 2.47”  (20mm / 62.8mm)
Filter Size 77mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N
AF Motor Type Dual Nano USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y
Focus Ring Rotation 310°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
9.8' (3m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type N
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 35.43”  (900mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 38.23” / 47.01”  (971mm / 1194mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.33x
Magnification Range with 500D Closeup Lens 0.2 - 0.98x
Zoom Ring Rotation 120°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / Y
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? Y
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-83F (WIII) Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 5 /
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / LZ1328 Buy ►
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