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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

Super telephoto prime lens for Canon EOS digital SLR cameras

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Our take on the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM

If you're a pro photographer traveling on assignment, you'll appreciate any reduction in the weight of the gear you're constantly lugging around. Ready to handle the toughest outdoor sports, action, and wildlife assignments, Canon's newly redesigned 600mm f/4L super telephoto lens is nearly two pounds lighter than its predecessor. Its center of gravity is closer to the rear, making it easier to use handheld or with a monopod.

Lighten your load

If you're a pro photographer traveling on assignment, you'll appreciate any reduction in the weight of the gear you're constantly lugging around. Ready to handle the toughest outdoor sports, action, and wildlife assignments, Canon's newly redesigned 600mm f/4L super telephoto lens is nearly two pounds lighter than its predecessor. Its center of gravity is closer to the rear, making it easier to use handheld or with a monopod.

Fantastic photos in any weather

Extensive weather-sealing means you can use this lens even in adverse conditions. Its 600mm focal length and f/4 maximum aperture lets you play up your subject by compressing and blurring the background. Nine circular aperture blades contribute to dreamy background defocusing.

Stay focused on important details

Canon's quiet Ultrasonic Motor (USM) ensures fast, precise focus — great for shooting video. A customizable electronic manual focusing ring with three sensitivity levels helps you get the shots you're after. You'll be able to select how quickly and precisely you want to adjust focus — really helpful when you need a slower speed to switch between subjects, or a faster speed to zero in on moving subjects.

Keep it steady

This lens offers three flavors of image stabilization for sharper images at slower shutter speeds — perfect for low-light situations when you don't have a tripod handy. There's a special mode for panning, and a specialized mode for erratically moving subjects. A Stabilizer Mode switch on the lens barrel makes it easy to dial in the right kind of stabilization for nearly any subject or scene.

Product Highlights:

  • lens type: EF-mount full frame
  • compatible with Canon EOS digital SLR cameras
  • effective focal length:
    • 600mm with full-frame sensor cameras
    • 960mm with APS-C sensor cameras
  • dust- and water-resistant construction for shooting in adverse weather conditions
  • increased heat-shielding for more reliable outdoor shooting
  • smudge-resistant fluorine coating on front and rear lens elements repels dirt and dust for easy cleaning
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC) minimizes ghosting and flare
  • Super Spectra coating for crisp, clear images
  • built-in image stabilization for sharper images at slower shutter speeds
  • customizable electronic focusing ring with 3 sensitivity levels
  • minimum focus distance: 13.78'
  • minimum aperture: f/32
  • lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Super UD (Ultra-low dispersion), fluorite, and aspherical lens elements for improved image quality and clarity
  • 9-blade circular aperture for natural rendering of out-of-focus background elements
  • includes lens hood, front and rear lens caps, case, and 52mm drop-in gelatin filter holder
  • accepts 52mm drop-in filters
  • lens is 6-5/8" in diameter, 17-5/8" long
  • weight: 6.73 lbs.
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
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General
Mount Type Canon EF-mount
Sensor Size Full frame
Image Stabilization Yes
Lens Type Super telephoto prime
Focal Length 600mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Weight 107.68 ounces
Parts Warranty 1 Year
Labor Warranty 1 Year
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