Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Lens Compared to the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens

SpecificationsCanon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM LensCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens
  Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Lens Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens
Year Introduced20212018
Mounts OnFull FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/1317/13
Angle of View: Diagonal4° 10'4° 10'
Angle of View: Horizontal3°30'3°30'
Angle of View: Vertical2°20'2°20'
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32 f/4.0-32
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 109.1 oz  (3090g) 107.7 oz  (3050g)
Actual Weight 107.1 oz  (3035g)
Lens Hood Weight 10.6 oz  (300g) 10.6 oz  (300g)
In-Use Weight 117.7 oz  (3335g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 6.61 x 18.58”  (168 x 472mm) 6.61 x 17.64”  (168 x 448mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 6.92 x 17.97”  (175.8 x 456.5mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.9”  (175.8mm) 6.9”  (175.8mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 17.97”  (456.5mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 7.88 x 7.99”  (200.3 x 202.9mm) 7.88 x 7.99”  (200.3 x 202.9mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 25.05 - 25.05”  (636.3 - 636.3mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 3.8”  (96.5mm) 3.8”  (96.5mm)
Filter Size DI 52mm  UV ► CP ► DI 52mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type USM USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
13.8' (4.2m) - 52.5' (16m)
52.5' (16m) - ∞
Full
Y /
13.8' (4.2m) - 52.5' (16m)
52.5' (16m) - ∞
Full
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 165.35”  (4200mm) 165.35”  (4200mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 162.83”  (4136mm) 162.83”  (4136mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.17x 0.15x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.18-0.02x 0.18-0.02x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.21-0.05x 0.21-0.05x
 
Features  
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N Y / N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-160 (WIII) Buy ► Y / ET-160 (WIII) Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 5 / Y Y / 5 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / LS600 Buy ► Y / LS600 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 32.98'
840mm = 45.23' (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 32.83' (w/ 2.0x)
23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 32.98'
840mm = 45.23' (w/ 1.4x)
 
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 32.83' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 600mm x 400mm Target:
600mm = 10051mm
840mm = 13785mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target:
1200mm = 10007mm (w/ 2.0x)
600mm x 400mm Target:
600mm = 10051mm
840mm = 13785mm (w/ 1.4x)
 
300mm x 200mm Target:
1200mm = 10007mm (w/ 2.0x)
 
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