Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens

500mm f4 L IS II USM EF Mount Lens from Canon

Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens

Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens

500mm f4 L IS II USM EF Mount Lens from Canon

SKU: 5124B005

Cat no: 10115

  • High-performance 500mm lens
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Fast f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM for fast AF
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Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens

500mm f4 L IS II USM EF Mount Lens from Canon

The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM is a high-magnification, super-telephoto lens featuring integrated Image Stabilizer technology and a fast f/4 maximum aperture. It features a lightweight magnesium alloy and titanium construction, which reduces weight without compromising on strength and build quality, while its optical design includes fluorite and UD lens elements to tackle aberrations and distortions. In addition, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections.

The Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens features built-in Image Stabilizer (IS) technology that enables hand-held shooting with shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal. Part of Canon's flagship L-series professional lens range, the Canon 500mm f4 is perfect for wildlife, nature and sports photographers working in the field. This lens will only accept the Canon 52mm drop in filters (not included, available separately).

Compact lightweight super-telephoto
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM features a lightweight magnesium alloy and titanium construction, which reduces weight without compromising on strength and build quality.

Sophisticated optical design
A complex optical design that features fluorite and UD lens elements to tackle aberrations and distortions. A fast f/4 maximum aperture enables use of the Canon Extender EF 2.0x III while retaining AF on EOS-1 series cameras.

Fast, quiet auto focus
A ring USM (Ultrasonic motor) uses ultrasonic frequency vibrations to drive extremely rapid auto focus with near-silent operation. A high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms contribute further to AF speed. Full time electronic manual focus override is available without having to switch out of AF.

Image Stabilizer
Built-in Image Stabilizer technology enables hand-held shooting with shutter speeds up to four stops slower than normal without incurring camera shake. Multiple IS modes improve image quality when panning.

IS Mode 3
Ideally suited for all types of action photography especially those disciplines that require the utilisation of panning, the new IS mode 3 only activates the Image Stabilizer element during exposure.

Enhanced image quality with SWC coating
Designed for use in digital photography, Canon’s patented Subwavelength structure coating helps minimise the ghosting and flare caused by internal reflections. By eliminating the cause, the coating reduces reflections and helps to deliver crisp, clear images.

Power focusing
The EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM’s two-speed Power Focus mode allows focus to be adjusted at a smooth constant speed – perfect when shooting video.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Key Features

  • High-performance 500mm lens
  • Fluorite and UD lens elements
  • Fast f/4 max aperture
  • Ring-type USM for fast AF
  • 4-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Protective fluorine coating on front and rear elements
  • 3.7m min focus
  • 9 blade aperture
  • Power focus for video
  • Dust and moisture resistant
  • Accepts Canon 52mm drop in filters

Product Specification

Performance
Focal Length 500mm
Aperture
  • Maximum: f/4
  • Minimum: f/32
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility
  • 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
  • Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance 12.14' (3.7 m)
Magnification 0.15x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:7
Elements/Groups 16 / 12
Diaphragm Blades 9
Features
Image Stabilization Yes
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar Yes Removable - rotating
Physical
Filter Thread Drop-In: 52 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 5.75 x 15.08" (146 x 383 mm)
Weight 7.03 lb (3.19 kg)

This product includes:

  • 1x Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM Lens
  • 1x ET-138 hood
  • 1x Front and rear lens caps
  • 1x Lens case

Canon European Warranty System Information

In the event that a Canon product develops a fault, our customers are covered by the Canon European Warranty System (EWS) which ensures that the fault is resolved free of charge for a limited period of time after purchase (terms and conditions apply).

Terms and Conditions
The EWS is comprised of two different service offerings and the offering that is applicable to you is determined by your location and the product you have purchased. For most Canon consumer products, a Return To Base service is offered. If a product develops a manufacturing fault during the warranty period then it must be returned to a Canon approved repair facility where it will be repaired free of charge by Canon authorised technicians. Your product will be returned to you when the repair is complete.

EWS Warranty Overview FAQs

Q: What warranty is applicable on Canon products purchased within Europe?
A: In general, Canon offers the European Warranty System (EWS) for products purchased in:-

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

Please view the full Terms and Conditions of this warranty.

Q: Do I have to physically register my product with Canon for the European Warranty System (EWS) to apply or be activated?
A: In general, there is no legal requirement for customers to register a product with Canon for EWS warranty purposes. Registering a product with Canon via Canon iD will allow us to send you targeted promotional materials and updates regarding your products. Some occasional promotional warranties may require registration with Canon, but the specific Terms & Conditions of the promotion will specify this if applicable.

Q: What information regarding warranty should I find in the box when I purchase a Canon product?
A: For European Warranty System (EWS) applicable countries, each product box will generally contain a EWS Warranty Card in the box.

Q: Is it necessary for me to complete and return any documentation to Canon in order to register my European Warranty System (EWS) warranty?
A: It is not necessary for you to return any documentation to Canon in order to register for the European Warranty System (EWS). If you wish to specifically request a warranty repair under the European Warranty System (EWS) then it will always be necessary for you to provide Canon with the original valid proof of purchase (including original date of purchase) for the product in question and, in some cases, a completed warranty card may also be required. Please refer to the specific country in question for specific requirements.

Q: What documentation is required in order to make claim a European Warranty System (EWS) warranty repair?
A: If you wish to specifically request a warranty repair under the European Warranty System then it will always be necessary for you to provide Canon with the original valid proof of purchase (including original date of purchase) for the product in question and, in some cases, a completed warranty card may also be required. Please refer to the specific country in question for specific requirements. Promotional warranty offerings may also specify further requirements, so please refer to the specific Terms & Conditions of any promotional offers (if applicable)

Q: How do I register a European Warranty System warranty for a Canon product that I have received as a gift?
A: In general, there is no legal requirement for customers to register a product with Canon for EWS warranty purposes. If you wish to specifically request a warranty repair under the European Warranty System then it will always be necessary for you to provide Canon with the original valid proof of purchase (including original date of purchase) for the product in question and, in some cases, a completed warranty card may also be required. This proof of purchase requirement (including original date of purchase) is also applicable to products received as a gift.

Q: How long is a typical Canon European Warranty System (EWS) valid for?
A: In general, Canon products are offered with a 24 month European Warranty System warranty. Exceptions can and do apply and it is often the case that retailers offer their own warranty extension promotions. If in doubt, please refer to the warranty section of the applicable Canon country support website or to your retailer (in the case of retailer warranty extensions).

Q: If I buy a Canon product outside of the countries for which Canon offers the European Warranty System (EWS), will my product still be covered by the European Warranty System (EWS) if I am resident in a EWS member country?
A: Details regarding the specific warranty offered per product will generally be contained in the product box. In general, products will be covered by a warranty that applies to their specific sales region and it will be necessary for customers to return any products to the applicable region in order to claim a warranty repair. Canon does not generally offer a global warranty unless specifically mentioned for specific products / regions.

Q: If I have bought a Canon product and I later decide to give this / sell this to someone else within the specified European Warranty System (EWS) warranty period, does this EWS warranty transfer with the product?
A: Yes, Canon products are covered by the European Warranty System (EWS) regardless of whom the actual product owner is. However the start and end date of the warranty will apply to the original purchase date and not the date of subsequent sale. If you wish to specifically request a warranty repair under the European Warranty System (EWS) then it will always be necessary for you to provide Canon with the original valid proof of purchase (including original date of purchase) for the product in question and, in some cases, a completed warranty card may also be required. Please require to the specific country in question for specific requirements.

Q: If I have bought a Canon product covered under the European Warranty System (EWS) and I travel to another country that is not covered by the EWS and the product requires repair, will I be offered a warranty repair?
A: Technically, Canon warranties are only applicable within the region in which the product has been sold and for which specific warranty details were included in the box. Canon does not generally offer a global warranty unless specifically mentioned for specific products / regions. We would always advise Canon customers to contact local Canon representatives to see what assistance is possible. In some cases it may be necessary for you to pay for any applicable repairs and to then attempt to reclaim this from Canon (this only applies if the fault repaired is covered by the terms of EWS – for example customer misuse is excluded) when you return to the European Warranty System (EWS) region. To support your claim we would always advise you to retain any applicable documentation relating to charges incurred / repairs handled.

EWS Contact Details

UK +44 (0)207 660 0186

Canon UK

Return To Base
On-Site (Repair & Exchange)
On-Site Repair & Exchange: Mainland UK (including bridged islands) only.
Ireland +353 16 990 990

Canon Ireland

Return To Base
On-Site (Repair & Exchange)
On-Site Repair & Exchange: Mainland Ireland (including bridged islands) only.


Full Terms and Conditions
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