Product Code: 1775047

Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM Lens

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The Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM is a specialised super-telephoto lens that affords remarkable image quality whatever the weather. It has been designed around the RF lens mount, delivering lightning-fast focusing, 5 stops of intuitive image stabilisation and edge-to-edge clarity. The sizeable f4 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions, granting sensational depth-of-field control and reliable image quality throughout. This lens is well-suited to sporting events, safaris, and wildlife photography - with ASC (Air Sphere Coating) minimising the effects of ghosting and flare. You have the option between three key manual-focus speeds for precise control, whilst two custom presets can be saved for fast-action recall. If autofocus is more your thing, the dual-powered ring-type USM focus drive guarantees speed and a quiet response; allowing you to track fast-moving subjects and obtain initial focus almost immediately. This lens is also dust and moisture resistant - truly optimised for the great outdoors.

Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM Lens Key Features:

  • Stunning RF mount super-telephoto lens
  • F4 max aperture achieves superb low-light performance and DoF control
  • Superb image-quality guaranteed even at max f4 aperture
  • Ideally suited to pro-level press events, sport, and wildlife photography
  • Utilises five stops of image stabilisation control
  • Lightning-fast and quiet AF via dual-powered ring-type USM drive
  • Accurate and reliable focus control over moving subjects
  • Fluorite glass for enhanced image contrast and resolution
  • Air Sphere Coating massively reduces ghosting and flare
  • Three intuitive MF speeds ensure precise control
  • Ability to store two custom focus presets for fast-action recall
  • Direct compatibility (no adapter needed) with EOS R series cameras
  • Ergonomic and well-balanced design - giving full access to lens functions
  • Rough-and-ready construction to suit your professional workflow

Expanded Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM Lens Key Features:

Image Contrast and Resolution

The large f4 maximum aperture affords excellent low-light performance as well as intuitive depth-of-field control. In regard to optical construction, this 60mm super-telephoto lens consists of 17 elements in 13 groups, with a 9-blade aperture. To ensure pro-level image contrast and resolution, it utilises high-end fluorite glass, as well as Air Sphere Coating technology to minimise the negative effects of ghosting and flare - even in difficult lighting conditions. Impressive image-quality is guaranteed throughout the full aperture range all the way up to the maximum f4, with both the fluorite and Super UD glass controlling negative distortions and enhancing sharpness. To minimise flare even further, Super Spectra coating has been added to the aforementioned ASP; leaving you with edge-to-edge clarity, contrast, and a stunning final image.

Auto/Manual Focus Hybrid

The dual-powered ring-type USM focus drive prioritises speed and a near-silent response, allowing you to efficiently track fast-moving subjects within the frame. Initial focus can, therefore, be obtained almost immediately with a high-speed CPU and intricately formed AF algorithms. To further enhance autofocus functionality and efficiency, the dual-powered focus drive draws more current from compatible cameras. The custom AF start buttons are also placed perfectly song the lens barrel to suit your shooting stance, giving access to various commands when you draw the camera to your eye.

When it comes to tactile manual focus movements, the Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens excels with three available speeds. For smoother and more intricate focus changes, Full-Time MF allows adjustments to be made without having to switch between focus modes. Further to this, you have the ability to save two custom focus presets for fast-action recall, ideal for quick reactions and rapid pull focus is required when shooting video.

Wild at Heart

The Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens has been built for those who aren't afraid of a little bad weather to get the shot. Whether you are stood on the touchline waiting for the action or sat in the back of a jeep on a dusty safari - this L-Series lens lets you shoot with confidence. The moisture and dust resistant coating are great additions to this super-telephoto lens, and despite offering such a large magnification, the RF 600m F4L IS USM is incredibly well balanced and weighs only 3.09kg. So if you are after a fast reacting, intuitive, and ergonomic super-telephoto L-Series lens for your next big adventure - the Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens guarantees high-quality imagery whatever the occasion.

What's in the box?

  • 1 x Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens
  • 1 x E-185C lens cap
  • 1 x ET-160 (WIII) lens hood
  • 1 x Rear lens dust cap RF

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Would this lens be suitable to take on safari?

The Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens is incredibly well-suited for safari, boasting a dual-powered ring-type USM focusing drive and high-speed CPU for fast-action, quiet focusing. This is backed up by its super-telephoto form-factor, 5 stops of image stabilisation, and weather-resistant coating.

Are you able to shoot handheld with this super-telephoto lens?

This 600mm lens weighs in at 3.09kg, so a tripod or monopod is recommended. However, you can still capture stunning handheld images with the intuitive 5 stops of image stabilisation, ergonomic function layout, and well-balanced construction.

Is this Canon lens weather-resistant?

The Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM lens is both dust and moisture resistant.

Does this 600m lens come with a lens hood?

This super-telephoto lens comes equipped with a detachable ET-160 (WIII) lens hood.

Does this lens allow for the addition of filters?

This Canon lens allows for 52mm drop-in filters.

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Product Specification

Filter Thread [mm] 52 (Drop in)
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 600.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 600.0
Hood Model ET-160 (WIII)
Image Stabilisation Yes
Included Accessories Lens cap (E-180C), Lens hood (ET-160 (WIII)), Lens case/pounch (Lens Soft Case LS600), Lens Rear Dust Cap RF
Lens Elements 17
Lens Groups 13
Lens Mount Canon RF
Lens Type Telephoto Prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 4
Max Aperture ~ Wide 4
Maximum Format Size Full Frame
Minimum Aperture 32
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 4.20
Size 168 x 472
Weight [g] 3090.00
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Product Code: 1775047-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 5054C005AA