Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

Lens Summary

Brand: Canon

Also Known As: Canon 800mm f/5.6L IS

Lens Type: Prime Lens

Format: Full Frame / FX

Focus: Autofocus

Lens Mount: Canon EF

Release Date: 2008-05-01

MSRP Price: $13249

Made in: Japan

Infrared Rating: Good

Production Status: In Production

Lens Description: This is the longest telephoto lens among Canons lineup, and a terrific choice for any long-distance application-outdoor sports, wildlife, news photojournalism, and so on. It\'s actually lighter than Canon\'s EF 600mm f/4L IS lens, weighing just under 10 lbs. It uses a refined optical design, with two fluorite lens elements, one UD element, and one Super-UD-glass element, for outstanding correction of color fringing and superb contrast and sharpness. This super-telephoto lens uses magnesium-alloy barrel construction to enhance its light weight, and has weather-resistant gaskets throughout for use in harsh conditions. It\'s compatible with both the EF 1.4x II and 2x II tele extenders for even more reach: EOS cameras with 45 AF points will continue to provide autofocus at the center AF point when the lens is used with the 1.4x extender. Finally, it\'s image stabilized, providing up to 4 stops of correction for camera shake. This makes it even more practical in many situations.


Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Specifications

Lens Specifications
Lens TypePrime Lens
Focal Length800mm
Mount TypeCanon EF
FormatFull Frame / FX
Compatible Format(s)35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor Canon (APS-C)
Compatible with TeleconvertersYes
Maximum Reproduction Ratio1:7.14
Image Stabilizer (Image Stabilization)Yes
Aperture Information
Aperture RingNo
Maximum Aperturef/5.6
Minimum Aperturef/32
Maximum Angle of View (Full Frame format)3.5°
Optical Information
Lens Elements18
Lens Groups14
Diaphragm Blades8
SWC (SubWavelength Structure Coating)No
Super Spectra CoatingYes
Focus Information
FocusAutofocus
Built-in Focus MotorYes
UltraSonic Motor (USM)Yes
Internal FocusingYes
Minimum Focus Distance6.00m
Distance InformationYes
Filter Information
Filter Size52mm
Accepts Filter TypeDrop-in
Physical Characteristics
Weather / Dust SealingYes
Mount MaterialMetal
Tripod CollarYes
Dimensions16.26x 5.97cm
Weight4500g
Other Information
Available in ColorsGrey and Black

MTF Chart

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM MTF chart

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