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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens

BH #CA80056LISEF • MFR #2746B002
Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/32
  • Two Fluorite Elements
  • One Super UD Element and One UD Element
At the long end of Canon's L-series lens lineup, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a super telephoto prime distinguished by its impressive reach and advanced optical design. Utilizing two fluorite elements, one Super UD element, and one ultra-low dispersion element, chromatic aberrations and color fringing is virtually eliminated and imagery exhibits notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions.
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Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Overview

At the long end of Canon's L-series lens lineup, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a super telephoto prime distinguished by its impressive reach and advanced optical design. Utilizing two fluorite elements, one Super UD element, and one ultra-low dispersion element, chromatic aberrations and color fringing is virtually eliminated and imagery exhibits notable clarity, sharpness, and color accuracy. A Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting in order to achieve greater contrast when working in backlit and harsh lighting conditions.

Beyond the optical attributes, the 800mm f/5.6 is also characterized by its advanced four stop-effective Image Stabilizer system, which has separate stabilization modes to suit various shooting applications. Also complementing handling is a sophisticated ring-type USM, which provides quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance along with full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed for use in trying environmental conditions and it has a rotating tripod collar to benefit working atop a tripod or monopod.

Super telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 1280mm equivalent focal length.
Relatively bright f/5.6 maximum aperture affords control over depth of field for isolating subjects and producing selective focus imagery.
Two fluorite elements, along with one Super Ultra-Low Dispersion element and one ultra-low dispersion element, are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations in order to achieve greater clarity and color accuracy.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds. In addition to the single-shot standard IS mode, a second mode is also available that it optimized for panning.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
A Focus Preset function is available to quickly recall a programmed focusing position.
Focus Limiter switch lets you constrain the focusing to three different ranges to suit different applications: 19.7-65.6', 19.7'-infinity, or 65.6'-infinity.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Fixed rotating tripod collar benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.
Compatible with optional EF 1.4X and EF 2X teleconverters.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Specs

Focal Length
800mm
Maximum Aperture
f/5.6
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon EF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
3° 5'
Minimum Focus Distance
19.69' / 6 m
Maximum Magnification
0.14x
Optical Design
18 Elements in 14 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
8, Rounded
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Fixed and Rotating
Filter Size
52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)
6.42 x 18.15" / 163 x 461 mm
Weight
9.9 lb / 4.49 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
27 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
26 x 15.5 x 14"

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Reviews

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Is this lens a USA model?

Is this lens a USA model?
Asked by: Michael
Yes, this is a Canon EOS EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM meant for the US-market/region. To avoid confusion, B&H will clearly mark imported or gray-market items on the page next to the item name and/or SKU.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2023-01-30

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Is this lens compatible with a Canon T4i camera?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS Rebel T4i and all other Canon EOS DSLR and film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-28

Does this come with the ET-155 lens hood?

Does this come with the ET-155 lens hood?
Asked by: Knox
Yes ET-155 hood is included in the box of Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Lens
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2022-12-09

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Can this be used on a Canon 50D?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, this lens is fully compatible with the Canon EOS 50D and all other Canon EOS DSLR and film SLR cameras.
Answered by: Yos O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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can this lens be mounted for portrait orientation on a gimbal support?
Asked by: chad p.
Not without adding a ring adapter between the lens body and the gimbal support somehow.
Answered by: JOHNIE G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Is the Canon 800mm lens compatible with the EF 2x ...

Is the Canon 800mm lens compatible with the EF 2x III extender?
Asked by: Sandra
Yes that teleconverter is listed as 100% compatible with that lens.
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2019-05-10

Is there a 52mm drop in solar eclipse filter for ...

Is there a 52mm drop in solar eclipse filter for the Canon EF 800 mm F/5.6L IS USM lens and if so whish one is recommended?
Asked by: John
Thank you for your reply.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2024-03-23

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is this lens compatible with the rebel t5i?
Asked by: Anonymous
The EF 800mm lens is compatible with the Canon T5I.
Answered by: Dana G.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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