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Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens

BH #CA6004RF • MFR #5054C002
Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
  • Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings
Optimized for sports, wildlife, and nature shooting, the RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens from Canon offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L-series lens. Designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras, this super telephoto lens is distinguished by its advanced, lightweight design, quick and intuitive handling, and high-speed performance. Optically identical to the EF 600mm f/4 IS III USM lens, the lens features three modes of optical image stabilization with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction to deliver extremely sharp results whether hand-held or mounted on a monopod.
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Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Overview

Optimized for sports, wildlife, and nature shooting, the RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens from Canon offers professional and advanced photographers the excellent image quality of a Canon L-series lens. Designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras, this super telephoto lens is distinguished by its advanced, lightweight design, quick and intuitive handling, and high-speed performance. Optically identical to the EF 600mm f/4 IS III USM lens, the lens features three modes of optical image stabilization with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction to deliver extremely sharp results whether hand-held or mounted on a monopod.

A circular nine-blade aperture provides beautiful bokeh at smaller lens apertures, and Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings minimize ghosting and flare for exceptionally clear results when shooting in backlit situations. Additionally, Super UD and fluorite elements used in the optical design reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy. The lens provides quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, and two focus presets allow you to instantly return to one or two memorized focus distances. For conditions requiring manual focusing, a customizable electronic focus ring on the lens barrel lets you select from three different speed levels to adjust manual focus to your desired preference. The RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM lens is also compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders, and the lens incorporates a dust and water-resistant design with a fluorine coating on the front element for easy cleaning.

  • 600mm f/4 super-telephoto lens designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras
  • Optically identical to EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lens
  • Bright f4 maximum aperture for working in low-light conditions and controlling depth of field when working with selective focus techniques
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 13.8'
  • Includes three image stabilization operation modes
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction
  • Super Spectra Coating and Air Sphere Coating minimizes ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions
  • Customizable electronic focus ring with manual focus capability during SERVO AF
  • 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful bokeh at smaller lens apertures
  • Two focus presets to instantly return to one or two memorized focus distances
  • Compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
  • Dust and water-resistant design with fluorine coating on front element for easy cleaning
  • Rotatable tripod collar for working atop a tripod or monopod
UPC: 013803340143

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
600mm
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
52 mm (Drop-In)
Maximum Aperture
f/4
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
4° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance
13.8' / 4.2 m
Maximum Magnification
0.15x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)
6.6 x 18.6" / 168 x 472 mm
Weight
6.8 lb / 3.1 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26 x 15.75 x 15.25"

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Reviews

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Do the RF extenders work with this lens?

Do the RF extenders work with this lens?
Asked by: Dan
After speaking with Canon Support yesterday, they confirmed both RF Extenders do work with the RF 600 (and 400) mm prime lenses. Looking at the Manuals for these items, the Extenders was printed in 2019 and the RF 600 mm printed in 2020. Only 3 lenses are/were listed in the Extenders manual at time of print. That has changed and will likely continue to do so as the product line develops and is released.
Answered by: Chris
Date published: 2021-07-30

Several sources have said the EF 600 iii is ...

Several sources have said the EF 600 iii is "slightly slower" than the RF 600 f4 when mounted to an R5. What does "slightly slower" mean? Thanks!
Asked by: Linda
I cannot say specific to the information you listed. But usually when a lens or how it functions is slower it is a reference to the autofocus speed.
Answered by: Rob K
Date published: 2021-08-18

Does this product come with international ...

Does this product come with international warranty or warranty for Americas?
Asked by: Varun
The Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM Lens includes a Canon USA-only warranty.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-09-11

Would this be good for photographing my sons ...

Would this be good for photographing my sons baseball games? It's a little out of my budget but I might be able to squeeze it in
Asked by: NF
Im pretty late to answer, but I would go with the sigma 60-600mm EF lens with an adapter, just for more options when it comes to focal length.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2023-02-19

Why would someone purchase a lense of this ...

Why would someone purchase a lense of this size??? It's a novice question but I honestly dont know why?
Asked by: Zody
The big plus to a lens like this is the aperture. This lens can reach a really far distance and has a wide (for this focal length) aperture of f/4. A lot of people use this for sports or wildlife shooting. You're able to get the shot with enough light so you don't have turn up your ISO or sacrifice your shutter speed.
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2022-03-11

what are some suggested options to store and ...

what are some suggested options to store and travel with this lens?
Asked by: Tony
If you prefer a hard case, the Canon 600C Lens Case BH #CA600C • MFR #3333C001 is the most popular option. If you prefer a soft case, you can use the Canon Lens Soft Case LS600 BH #CALS600 • MFR #3330C001 that comes with the lens.
Answered by: Samik G
Date published: 2023-09-05

Does this have new optics or is it basically the ...

Does this have new optics or is it basically the EF with an RF mount?
Asked by: Leah Beth
Optically the they are the same. The RF version has 2 focus presets while the EF only has 1. So besides the focus preset and the mount, they are the same lens.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2021-06-02

will this lens focus faster than the EF 600mm ...

will this lens focus faster than the EF 600mm mark iii plus adapter?
Asked by: Paul
Both the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM Lens and the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM Lens have the same USM focus motor. Using an adapter with the EF lens will slightly slow down the focus speed.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2021-07-07
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