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Overview

A superb wide aperture telephoto that still gives excellent results if you don't need the image stabilisation found in the newer versions. Note too the 5 metre minimum focus distance.

Check any used examples carefully, since spare parts are getting difficult to find.

Available from: Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk | B&H | Adorama

Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 500mm 1:4.5
Lens Construction 8 elements in 7 groups
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.11
Minimum Aperture 32
Closest Focusing Distance 5m
Filter Size 48mm
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 130mm x 390mm, 3,000g

Canon EF500mm f/4.5L USM super telephoto lens block diagram

EF500mm f/4.5L USM reviews and articles

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  • Canon CPN article
  • Fred Miranda
  • Lens Tip
  • Digital Picture
  • PhotoZone
  • SLR Gear
  • Lens Review
  • ePhotozine
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Sample images

None available.

Product launch

No information available on the 1992 launch of this lens.

Used Canon Lenses
• UK: MPB
• USA: B&H | Adorama
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