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

SpecificationsCanon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
  Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
Year Introduced2011
Mounts OnFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups16/12
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 9
Rounded Aperture? Y
Manufacturer Specification Weight 112.6 oz  (3190g)
Actual Weight 113.1 oz  (3205g)
Lens Hood Weight 7.6 oz  (215g)
Tripod Ring Weight
In-Use Weight 120.7 oz  (3420g)
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 5.75 x 15.08”  (146 x 383mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 6.71 x 15.32”  (170 x 389mm)
Max Diameter at Tripod Ring 6.7”  (170.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 15.32”  (389mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? /
Zoom Extension Length
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N
Focus Extension Length
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 6.87 x 7.02”  (174.5 x 178.3mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 21.47 - 21.47”  (545.4 - 545.4mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 3.15”  (80mm)
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 145.67”  (3700mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 142.24”  (3613mm)
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)
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 600mm x 400mm Target:
500mm = 8671mm
700mm = 11850mm (w/ 1.4x)
300mm x 200mm Target:
1000mm = 8668 (w/ 2.0x)
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