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The Canon 500mm f/4L IS II is a premium supertelephoto lens designed for Canon EF mount cameras. Key features include:

  • Increased image sharpness and reduced chromatic aberration

  • Improved 4-stop, 3-mode image stabilization

  • Electronic “power” focus

  • 20% lighter than predecessor

The Canon 500mm f/4L IS II is the updated version of the highly popular Canon 500mm f/4L IS. It offers increased image sharpness and reduced chromatic aberration thanks to its redesigned fluorite optics.

It features an improved 4-stop image-stabilization system with an IS mode that only activates when you fully press the shutter button (useful for panning with fast-moving subjects). Additionally, it gains Canon’s Power Focus mode which serves as an electronic follow focus.

Canon has managed to shed 1.5 lbs from the 500mm f/4L IS II, while improving dust and water sealing, and repositioning buttons and switches for improved ergonomics and operation.

Our lenses do not come with a tripod plate, please rent one here if you need one.

Unlike our other lenses, the super telephoto lenses will be shipped in soft cases which can be used to transport the lens during your rental period.


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture 500mm f/4.0
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups (Including drop-in rear filter, Fluorite: G2 and G4, UD Lens: None)
Diagonal Angle of View
Focus Adjustment Inner focusing system, with focusing cam
Closest Focusing Distance 3.7m / 12.14 ft.
Filter Size 52mm Drop-In
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 5.7" x 15.1", approx. 112.5 oz. / 146 x 383mm, approx. 3190g

Canon 500mm f/4L IS II

Canon EF Rear Lens Cap

Case - Lightware Z400 Long Lens

Filter - Canon Drop-in Gelatin UV

Hood - Canon E-163B Lens Cap

Hood - Canon ET-138(WII)