Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM – DSLR Lens

A worthy successor to the lauded Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM, the new Canon EF 500 mm f 4.0 L IS USM Mk II super telephoto lens features completely redesigned Fluorite optics that deliver sharper images with less chromatic aberration and has a lighter weight thanks to magnesium and titanium construction elements. Because image stabilization technology in super telephoto lenses may inadvertently over-compensate and interfere with composing and framing distant or moving subjects, the EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM includes an advanced third Image Stabilisation mode (Mode 3) that activates IS only when the shutter button is fully pressed. This allows users to pan fast-moving subjects and then activate IS only when it is precisely required. Additionally, all three IS modes give the equivalent effect of a shutter speed four stops faster, ideally positioning the Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM for professional action photography, from sports to nature. The addition of the Power Focus mode enables smooth focus change when shooting video. Buttons and switches are redesigned for intuitive, deliberate operation, and dust and water sealing keeps the Canon EF 500 mm f 4.0 functioning flawlessly in even the most challenging environments.

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Dust and water sealing keeps the lens functioning even in less than ideal conditions and magnesium and titanium construction elements make it lighter than its predecessor. Flourine coating on the front and rear lens surfaces allows dirt to be removed easily and an attachment slot is provided for a wire-type security lock. The Canon EF 500 mm f 4.0 is compatible with Canon’s EF1.4x III and EF2x III extenders and this lens includes a lens hood, 52mm drop-in gelatin filter holder, a detachable tripod collar and a hard travel case.

Using the three mode Optical Image Stabilization allows you to shoot at shutter speeds 4 stops slower, and the advanced third IS mode activates only when the shutter button is fully pressed, so you can pan with fast-moving subjects without the IS function interfering with composition and framing. An ultrasonic autofocus motor (USM) enables smooth, fast and quiet autofocus and a Power Focus mode allows smooth focus change which is especially important while shooting video. A focus preset function allows you to store focusing positions and return to them in an instant when needed. An AF stop button will pause autofocus with just a touch and manual focus override allows precise manual focus even in AF mode.

Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS II USM – DSLR Lens


  • Fluorite optics for sharper images and less chromatic aberration.
  • Lighter weight due to magnesium and titanium construction elements.
  • Three IS (Image Stabilization) modes offer a 4-stop shutter speed advantage.
  • Advanced image stabilization Mode 3 activates only when shutter button is fully pressed, allowing for panning to follow fast-moving subjects.
  • Ultrasonic autofocus motor and inner focus system enable fast, smooth and silent AF action.
  • Power Focus mode allows smooth focus change when shooting video.
  • Focus preset allows you to establish focus points and return to them quickly when needed.
  • Focusing distance range can be selected with a switch on the lens barrel. By setting a suitable focusing distance range, actual autofocus time can be shortened. The two focusing ranges are 12.14 – 32.81′ and 32.81′ to infinity.
  • An AF Stop Button allows you to immediately pause autofocus action with a touch of a button on the lens barrel.
  • Dust and water sealing for shooting in the most challenging environments.
  • Detachable lens hood, a detachable, rotatable tripod collar, drop-in gelatin filter holder with glass filter and hard travel case are supplied with the 500mm f/4L lens

Additional information

Additional information

Weight 12.4 kg
Dimensions 70 × 42 × 40 cm

52 Drop-in



Lens Hood




Canon EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM Specs

Focal Length 500mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/32
Lens Mount Canon EF
Format Compatibility Full-Frame
Angle of View
Maximum Magnification 0.15x
Minimum Focus Distance 12.14′ / 3.7 m
Optical Design 16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Removable and Rotating
Filter Size 52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L) 5.75 x 15.08″ / 146 x 383 mm
Weight 7 lb / 3.2 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight 24.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.4 x 16.4 x 15.5″
In The Box

In The Box

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

Canon E-163B Lens Cap for EF 500mm F/4 Lens

Canon Lens Dust Cap E (Rear Lens Cap)

Canon ET-138W II Lens Hood for EF 500mm f/4 Lens

Canon 500B Lens Case for Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

Canon – Drop-In Filter Holder for 52mm Screw-In Filters

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