Ultimate Choice for Wildlife, Sports, Journalism and any Other Long Focal Length Needs
The EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM is much lighter weight and higher durability over
the previous lens. Two fluorite lens elements have been added that should also afford better quality of images over the previous version.
Additionally, the new lens offers feature directed at
HDSLR photographers, which Canon
has named "Power Focus". This function lets manual focusing to be smoothly operated by rotating a playback ring normally employed for the focusing preset mode. Both low and high-speed focusing shift
These great improvements become available at a substantial expense though. and became available, in May 2011.
The 600mm F/4L sells for $11,999.00
Succeeding the widely-respected EF 500mm F/4L IS USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS USM, the EF 500mm F/4L IS II USM and EF 600mm F/4L IS II USM are being developed for photographers who require high performance, fast aperture and a longer focal length. Redesigned, lightweight bodies will provide added mobility alongside enhanced protection against dust and water, making them ideal for the toughest shooting conditions.
Both new lenses have been designed to reflect Canonís renowned high standards for the elite L-series, combining exceptional-quality optics with easy-to-reach controls and signature designs. The models will be released as part of Canonís continued development of its EF lens line-up, offering enhanced performance and improved functions that cater for the needs of photographers from beginners through to
Super Telephoto Lens
High Power telephoto lenses from 400 mm to 800 mm (APS-C 300 mm 500 mm) and
longer are very expensive, even for the slower versions, but they provide
the ultimate in telephoto photography. Deep pockets are needed for most
lenses in this range, particularly the faster versions, as one lens can cost
more than the average person may spend on photography in their life. A
super-telephoto lens can reveal far-off objects barely visible to the human
A professional-quality 400 mm É/2.8 lens is the ultimate dream lens of many
sports and wildlife photographers, which they may save for years to acquire.
A 600 mm É/4 lens is even more striking, but the 16-times magnification of
an 800 mm É/5.6 lens can also be used for astrophotography with clear, vivid
Professional photographers are the primary consumers of such magnificent
lenses. A majority of the images we see in publications are shot with these
Canon 600mm F/4L IS II USM Telephoto Lens