Canon RF 100-500mm f / 4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens
Covering a variety of telephoto focal lengths, the Canon RF 100-500mm f / 4.5-7.1L IS USM encompasses a short to super telephoto range within a sleek and portable form factor. The modest maximum aperture enables a relatively portable design that is well suited for manual use, walkaround use, and optical image stabilization, it also helps stabilize photos and videos for up to five stops when working in difficult lighting conditions. This lens is also characterized by its advanced optical design, which includes a series of Super UD and UD elements to greatly reduce chromatic aberrations and color stripes throughout the zoom range for a degree of color clarity and precision.
The balance between distinguished optical assets is the Dual Nano USM focus system, which offers fast, near-silent autofocus performance with full-time manual focus override. A unique control ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself, and the rotating zoom ring also features a torque adjustment to adjust the feel of the lens. Additionally, this 100-500mm is weather sealed and has a fluorine coating to protect the front and rear elements.
The versatile zoom telephoto lens is designed for use with Canon full-frame RF mount mirrorless cameras.
Six UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements and one Super UD element help minimize chromatic aberrations and color stripes to provide greater clarity and color accuracy.
An optical image stabilizer helps minimize the appearance of camera shake in five stops to allow you to work better in low light conditions and at slower shutter speeds. Three different IS modes are available: standard single-shot mode, an optimized panning mode, and a mode that only activates the image stabilizer during exposure.
The Dual Nano USM system uses a USM ring type and an STM mechanism to achieve fast and precise focus that is also smooth and nearly silent to suit photography and video applications. This focus system also offers full-time manual focus control when working in single shot AF mode.
The configurable control ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
A protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front and back element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to facilitate cleaning of these elements.
As a member of the esteemed L series, this lens has a weatherproof design that protects against dust and moisture to allow use in harsh conditions.
The rotary type zoom ring features torque adjustment capabilities to adjust lens handling or to prevent the lens from accidentally extending.
The included hood features a side window to allow easier adjustment of specialized rotary filters, such as polarizers, while the hood is attached.
Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x teleconverters, when used within the 300-500mm range of the lens, to further extend the effective focal length range.