Canon RF 600mm F4L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292184457

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Product Description

Canon RF 600mm F4L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

The release of the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens marks the introduction of two new native large aperture super-telephoto lenses for the full-frame mirrorless EOS R system. The RF 600mm f/4L is aimed at professionals and advanced enthusiast photographers capturing wildlife, sports and action, and combines instinctive handling with exceptional results. Image quality is absolutely stunning with Fluorite glass and ASC coatings used in the optical design and the lens offers ultra-fast focusing with up to 5 stops of image stabilisation.

  • Large f/4 maximum aperture with 1/8 stop increments for video
  • Up to 5 stops of Image Stabilisation (IS)
  • Fluorite glass with ASC coatings
  • Variable speed manual focusing
  • Focus presets with customisable AF start buttons
  • Dual Power Focus Drive
  • Compatible with RF Extenders

Photographers working with moving subjects benefit from a dual power focus drive, which makes the most of the highly refined Dual Pixel AF system found in Canon cameras. The Canon RF 600mm lens mount features a second power connection, drawing extra power from compatible cameras like the EOS R5. This drives the focusing motor faster, resulting in quicker focusing speed, which lets photographers track faster-moving subjects and gain initial focus even more quickly.

Image results are comparable to the equivalent EF-mount super telephoto lens, in part thanks to the inclusion of 17 optical elements arranged in 13 groups. These include fluorite glass for increased resolution and contrast as well as Canon’s Air Sphere Coating to control ghosting and flare. Users can of course expect competent weather sealing with high durability from this professional quality L-series lens.

Excellent low light performance
The RF 600mm f/4L IS USM delivers impeccably even in poor lighting conditions thanks to a large f/4 aperture and image stabilisation system with up to 5 stops of compensation against camera shake. This will benefit anyone working either indoors or outdoors with less than perfect light as is often the case.

Accomplished focusing performance
A dual powered ring-type USM focus drive is backed up by a high-speed CPU and optimised AF algorithms for quick, quiet focusing. The dual powered focus drive draws extra juice from any compatible camera body to increase the speed of subject acquisition and tracking speeds.

Full-time MF with three manual-focus speeds are available, enabling users to adjust focus instinctively. The barrel also includes customisable AF start buttons, which fall naturally under your finger position, especially useful when shooting video to pull focus.

Smooth bokeh and pin sharp subjects
Canon included a 9-bladed aperture for smooth bokeh and the RF 600mm f/4L IS USM lens incorporates 17 lens elements into 13 groups with sensational results. ASC and Super Spectra coatings result in excellent image control, even when shooting into light sources.

Extender compatibility
Mount the Extender RF 1.4x or Extender RF 2x for even greater reach up to 1200mm.

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Optical Features / Specifications
Image Size Full Frame
Angle of View (Horzntl, Vertl, Diagnl) 3°30', 2°20', 4°10'
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 17/13
Special Optics 2x Fluorite, 1X SUD
Number of Diaphragm Blades 9
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 4.2
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.15
Control Ring No
Image Stabilizer OIS 5.5
Image Stabilizer IBIS x OIS 5.5
AF Actuator Ring USM
Coatings ASC, Super Spectra
Fluorine Front / Rear
Lens Cap E-185C
Lens Hood ET-160 (WIII)
Lens Case/Pouch Lens Soft Case LS600
Rear End Cap Lens Dust Cap RF
Extender Compatibility Compatible with RF 1.4x & RF 2x Extenders only
Other Accessories Canon drop-in 52mm filters
Canon Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter 52 (WIII)
Canon Lens Short Hood ET-160B
Specifications with 1.4x Extender
Focal Length 840
Maximum Aperture 5.6-4
Maximum Magnification 0.21
AF Possible Yes
Image Stabilizer Yes
Specifications with 2x Extender
Focal Length 1200
Maximum Aperture 8-64
Maximum Magnification 0.31
AF Possible Yes
Image Stabilizer Yes
Physical Specifications
Dust/Moisture Resistance Yes
Exterior Coating Heat Shield
Filter Diameter (mm) 52 Drop in
Max. Diameter x Length (mm) 168 x 472
Weight (g) 3090


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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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