Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Telephoto Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM was replaced with Canon EF 500mm f4.0L IS II USM. Follow the link to read our comparison of these lenses: Compare Canon EF 500mm f4.0L IS USM vs Canon EF 500mm f4.0L IS II USM
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF lens mount.Some of the latest released cameras with Canon EF lens mount are Canon 1D X III
, Canon 6D MII
and Canon 5D MIV
Max sensor coverage of Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM is 35mm FF.
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM has a fixed focal lenght of 500mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 800mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting.
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM is available in Grey and Black color.
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM has a max aperture of F4.0 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Canon 500mm f4.0L IS USM's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 13 groups. Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 fluorite lens
- 2 UD lenses