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Excellent quality long telephoto lens. There is a lot of glass there, so don't expect to hand hold for very long, even with the effective Image stabilisation. This original version of this lens has slightly poorer IS (3 stops as opposed to 4) and is slightly heavier than the MkII version. If buying used, check very carefully, since press and sports photgraphers might not have treated it as carefully as you would your own equipment.

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Lens specifications

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 600mm 1:1.4
Lens Construction 17 elements in 13 groups
Diagonal Angle of View 4° 10'
Focus Adjustment Ring type USM, inner focusing system, full-time manual focus
Closest Focusing Distance 5.5m / 18 ft.
Filter Size 52mm rear drop in
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 6.6" x 18", 11.8 lbs / 168 x 456mm, 530g

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Sample images

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Product launch

No information available on the 1999 launch of this lens.

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