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Canon EF 500mm f/4.5L II USM 35mm Primes

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $9100.00

  • Camera Format35 mm SLR
    Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length500mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/4
    Min Aperturef/32
    Focus TypeAutofocus
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    MountCanon EF
    Closest Focusing Distance177.6 in
    Picture Angle5 degrees
    Attachment / Filter Size52 mm
    Groups / Elements17 Elements in 13 Groups
    Image StabilizationWith Image Stabilization
    Diameter5.8 in
    Length15.19 in
    Weight136 oz
    Product ID20723682

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Luke Chapman a Casual from Sydney, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2001

Strengths:    The autofocus on this model appears to be significantly faster than on previous models I have trialled. The Image quality from this lense is superb and crystal clear, particularily with auto-focus enabled. Designed solidly and very robust for outdoor conditions

Weaknesses:    The only real weakness would be in its prabticality as it is quite large, however this negative is compensated with the amazing image quality. Perhaps the price too!

Bottom Line:   
Overall this product is quite incredible and far surpasses any of its rivals in so far as image quality and reliability. If you are in the market for these products I would from experience recommend Canon over the rest.

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $6500.00

Similar Products Used:   Previous Canon and Pentax superlenses

Type of photography:   Sports

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Cliff LeSergent a Expert from Calgary, Alberta

Date Reviewed: November 26, 1999

Strengths:    Light weight (compared to most of the laternatives in the premium long lens range); superb sharpness; fast autofocus; first-rate build quality

Weaknesses:    The length makes it a bit unwieldy at times, but there's no getting around this with any long lens; drop-in filters are a bit expensive and of limited selection

Bottom Line:   
Definitely top-notch quality; it's hard to imagine any lens giving better sharpness (although the new IS version is claimed to be better?!).

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Duration Product Used:   21+ years

Similar Products Used:   Canon FD 500 f4.5L

Type of photography:   Other

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