Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens Specifications and Measurements

SpecificationsCanon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens
  Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Year Introduced1999
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups17/13
Angle of View: Diagonal4°10'
Angle of View: Horizontal3°30'
Angle of View: Vertical2°20'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32
Number of Aperture Blades 8
Rounded Aperture?
Manufacturer Specification Weight 189.2 oz  (5360g)
Actual Weight
Lens Hood Weight 13.1 oz  (370g)
In-Use Weight
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 6.61 x 17.95”  (168 x 456mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 6.62 x 18.38”  (168 x 466.9mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 7.1”  (181mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 18.38”  (466.9mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 7.97 x 7.98”  (202.4 x 202.8mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 25.34 - 25.34”  (643.6 - 643.6mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 4.7”  (119.5mm)
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 210°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 216.54”  (5500mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.12x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.14-0.02x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.17-0.05x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-160 Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 2 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Lens Case 600 Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
600mm = 33.96'
840mm = 45.81' (w/ 1.4x)
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1200mm = 34.08' (w/ 2.0x)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 600mm x 400mm Target:
600mm = 10350mm
840mm = 13963mm (w/ 1.4x)
300mm x 200mm Target:
1200mm = 10388 (w/ 2.0x)
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