Canon EF 600mm lens
- f/4L USM lens was released in November 1988 (923,000 yen).
- f/4L IS USM lens was released in September 1999 (1,290,000 yen).
- f/4L IS II USM lens was announced in February 2011 (US$12,999 at release, now US$11,499).
The IS version has more lens groups and elements, and the weight was reduced from 6 kg to 5.36 kg for the first IS version. The weight was further reduced to 3.92 kg for the 2nd IS version. All lenses are compatible with the Canon Extender EF teleconverters.
|Attribute||f/4L USM||f/4L IS USM||f/4L IS II USM|
|Focal length||600 mm|
|Aperture (max/min)||f/4 / f/32|
|Construction||9 elements / 8 groups||17 elements / 13 groups||16 elements / 12 groups|
|# of diaphragm blades||8||9 (circular aperture)|
|Closest focusing distance||6 m (17.95 ft)||5.5 m (16.45 ft)||4.5 m (14.8 ft)|
|Horizontal viewing angle||3°30'|
|Vertical viewing angle||2°20'|
|Diagonal viewing angle||4°10'|
|Weight||6000 g (212.4 oz)||5360 g (189.8 oz)||3920 g (138.8 oz)|
|Maximum diameter||167 mm (6.6")||168 mm (6.6")|
|Length||456 mm (17.9")||448 mm (17.6")|
|Filter diameter||48 mm (rear)||Any 52(WII)-series drop-in filter|
|Lens hood||?||ET-160||ET-160 (WII)|
|Release date||November 1988||September 1999||June 2011|
|Currently in production?||No|
|MSRP US$||923,000 yen||1,290,000 yen (w/case and hood)||$11,499.00|
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