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

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SpecificationsCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
  Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Year Introduced 2011
Mounts On Full Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups 16/12
Angle of View: Diagonal
Angle of View: Horizontal
Angle of View: Vertical 2°45'
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/4.0-32
Number of Aperture Blades 9
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 112.6 oz
Actual Weight 113.1 oz
Lens Hood Weight 7.6 oz
In-Use Weight 120.7 oz
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 5.75 x 15.08”
Measured Size (DxL) 6.71 x 15.32”
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.7”
Max Length at Full Extension 15.32”
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom?
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 6.87 x 7.02”
Lens Length with Hood (Min / Max) 21.47 / 21.47”
Size of Rings - Zoom / Focus / 3.15”
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 225°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges Y /
12.1' (3.7m) - 33' (10m)
33' (10m) - ∞
12.1' (3.7m) - ∞
Distance Scale? / Type Y / Window
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 145.7”
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 142.24”
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.15x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.18-0.03x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 0.22-0.06x
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? Y / N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch?
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / ET-138WII Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / N
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? Y / 4 / Y
Extender Compatible? Y
Case Included? / Type? Y / Lens Case 500B Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 23.62" x 15.75" Target:
500mm = 28.45'
700mm = 38.88' (w/ 1.4x)
11.81" x 7.87" Target:
1000mm = 28.44' (w/ 2.0x)
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