Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens

The Canon introduced its world’s first super telephoto Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens with an Image Stabilizer (IS) in September, 1999. The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0L IS USM lens is 10 g lighter than Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens and Canon’s longest and inexpensive (it is less expensive than Canon EF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM lens) EF lens. The 600mm super telephoto lens weighs 5.36 kg / 11.8 lb and measures 168 mm in diameter and 456 mm in length. Like all Canon’s other super telephoto lenses, the Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has an excellent build quality. The f/4.0 USM lens features one fluorite element and two UD glass elements to acquire high contrast, high resolution and eradicate secondary CA (chromatic aberration). The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens utilizes inner focusing with Ring USM (ultra sonic motor) for high speed, very fast, quiet and silent autofocus. The telephoto prime lens has full time manual focus (FTM) with an amazing AF speed which is fastest in the world.

Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has remarkable focal length range of 600mm that can be increased to 1200mm with the attachment of Extender EF 2x II. The 600mm camera lens is most suitable for wildlife and sports photography. The fantastic L series lens comprises 17 elements within the 13 groups including one fluorite element and two UD (Ultra – low dispersion) glass elements. The closest focusing distance has been reduced to 18 ft / 5.5 m. With 8 wide aperture blades, the lens eliminates background disturbance and provides smooth and stunning background blur (bokeh). The metal is used in lens barrel and mount. The minimum and maximum aperture of the prime lens is f/32 and f/4.0 respectively.

The Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens has two stage image stabilization to correct camera shake and delivers highest image quality. The high performance prime lens has 35 mm image circle, 52 mm DI (Drop In) filter size, detachable tripod collar and focus preset function. The popular USM lens produces clear and very sharp images. A Ring USM (Ultra – sonic motor), image stabilization (IS) and impressive focal length range are the key features of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens that makes it perfect lens for all proficient and serious photographers. The lens is moisture and dust resistance to get superb sharpness and higher quality. The lens has maximum magnification of 0.12x. The super telephoto lens delivers superb performance with the Canon Extender EF 1.4x II and Canon Extender EF 2.0x II.

Specifications of Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens

  • Name – Canon EF 600mm f/4.0 L IS USM lens
  • Releasing Date – September, 1999
  • Camera Mount type  – Canon EF
  • APS equivalent – 960 mm
  • Lens type – telephoto prime lens
  • AF Motor type – Ring – type Ultrasonic Motor (USM)
  • Maximum format size – 35 mm full frame
  • Features – Image stabilization, autofocus
  • Focal length range – 600 mm
  • Image Stabilization – 2 stops at .12x magnification
  • Optional accessories – Tripod Mount
  • Dimensions – 465 cm x 168 cm / 18 inches x 6.6 inches
  • Maximum aperture – f/4
  • Minimum aperture – f/32
  • Number of diaphragm blades – 8 (circular)
  • Lens construction – 17 elements in 13 groups, including two UD (ultra – low dispersion) lens glass element and one fluorite lens element
  • Weight – 11.8 lb (5.36 kg)
  • Filter Size – 52 mm DI (drop in)
  • Focus detail – full time manual focus with USM (Ultrasonic Motor), 3 position focus limiter
  • Focus ring rotation – 210°
  • Focus ring – 4.7 in. (focus)
  • Diagonal angle of view – 4°10′
  • Horizontal angle of view – 3°30′
  • Vertical angle of view – 2 °20′
  • Maximum magnification – 0.12x
  • Max Length at full extension – 18.38 inches