Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM

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Featuring Fluorite optics that deliver sharper images with less chromatic aberration, the new large-diameter EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM super telephoto lens also takes advantage of magnesium and titanium construction for a lighter weight and a Fluorine coating that keeps soiling, smears and fingerprints to a minimum. Because image stabilization technology in super telephoto lenses may inadvertently over-compensate and interfere with composing and framing distant or moving subjects, the EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM includes an advanced third Image Stabilization mode (Mode 3) that activates IS only when the shutter button is fully pressed. This allows users to pan fast-moving subjects and then activate IS only when it is precisely required. Because all three IS modes give the equivalent effect of up to four extra stops of performance, and because plus the Power Focus mode enables smooth focus change when shooting video, the EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM is ideal for capturing rapid-fire action. Other improvements such as better dust- and waterproofing make the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II USM super telephoto lens an ultra high-performance Digital Age tool combining Canon hallmarks of superb ease-of-use with excellent durability

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From Wikipedia

The Canon EF 600mm is a super-telephoto lens made by Canon Inc. The lens has an EF mount to work with the EOS line of cameras.
f/4L USM lens was released in November 1988 (923,000 yen).[1]
f/4L IS USM lens was released in September 1999 (1,290,000 yen).[2]
f/4L IS II USM lens was announced in February 2011 (US$12,999).[3][4]
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.[2][4] All lenses are compatible with the Canon Extender EF teleconverters.

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MSRP 11999 US$ Aperture (large) f/4.0
Announced 2011 Magnification 0.15x
Length 448mm Minimum focusing distance 4.5m
Weight 3920gr Focal 600 mm
Filter diameter mm Diaphragm blades 9
Manufacturer Canon Color White
Mount Type Canon EF Category Prime, Super telephoto
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