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The EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens from Canon is currently Canon's longest telephoto lens, and an excellent choice for any long-distance application such as outdoor sports, wildlife, and photojournalism. Even though it has a long 800mm focal length, the magnesium alloy used in the construction for this lens makes it lighter then the 600mm f/4L lens, weighing in at less than 10 lb.
This lens shares the same lightweight, weather-resistant construction as the rest of the L-series super telephoto lenses, as well as their improved control layout, weight distribution, and mechanical manual focus. Its two-mode Image Stabilizer system allows the use of shutter speeds up to four times slower with no perceptible increase in image blur. Mode 1 is best used for still subjects while Mode 2 is optimized to pan with moving subjects.
An ultrasonic autofocus motor enables fast, smooth and quiet AF action, while a focus preset function allows you to store focusing positions and return to them in an instant when needed. An AF stop button will pause autofocus with just a touch and manual focus override allows precise manual focus even in AF mode. A focus range limiter function lets you to save time by establishing a focus distance range for your specific subject.
For optimum visual performance, the lens incorporates four types of special optical elements: aspherical elements to correct spherical aberrations, and refracting Fluorite, UD and Super UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements to eliminate secondary chromatic aberrations. An integrated, rotating tripod collar provides balance and stability and the rear drop-in filter slot and holder enable easy filter use. A large lens hood, hard case and lens caps are included.
|Type||EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM|
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 1280 mm
|Camera Mount Type||Canon EF|
|Format Compatibility||35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
|Angle of View||3.5°|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.7'; (6 m)|
|Maximum Reproduction Ratio||1:7|
|Elements/Groups||18 / 14|
|Tripod Collar||Yes Fixed - rotating|
|Filter Thread||Drop-in: 52 mm|
|Dimensions (DxL)||Approx. 6.4 x 18.1" (16.26 x 45.97 cm)|
|Weight||9.92 lbs (4.5 kg)|
|Package Weight||27.0 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||26.0 x 15.5 x 14.0"|