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  • f/4.5-7.1 ~ f/32-54 Aperture Range
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 20/14 Elements/Groups
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • 2x NANO USM Focus Motors
  • Optical IS Image Stabilization
  • 77mm Filter Diameter
  • Canon RF Mount
Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS US...
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RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM super telephoto zoom lens delivers a superb combination of cutting-edge performance, compact construction and brilliant resolving power specifically designed for the EOS R system.

The versatile range of 100mm to 500mm is ideal for sports, wildlife, and even aviation photography while maintaining a compact, travel-ready size and weight.  The lens features one Super UD and six UD lenses.  Fluorine coated front and rear lens elements provide resistance to dirt, moisture and oils, while L-series construction with dust and weather resistance provide reliability even in challenging conditions.  With its built-in, 3-mode, and up-to 5-stop optical image stabilization system, and high-speed Dual Nano USM autofocus motors, the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM will prove its superb optical performance, over and over again.

High Performance L-series versatile Super-Telephoto Zoom RF Lens

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is a highly portable option for EOS R series camera users from professionals to advanced amateurs shooting sports, wildlife, photojournalism, aviation subjects and more, providing a wide zoom range from medium telephoto to super telephoto, with high quality results.

Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 Stops* of Shake Correction

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is designed to work in conjunction with EOS R series cameras, with both the camera and the lens sharing data to dramatically reduce camera-shake blur, regardless of the situation, whether shooting video or stills. With up to 5 stops* of optical image stabilization, it delivers impressively clear results.

Three Image Stabilization Modes (Standard, Panning, andduring exposure only) for Creative Versatility

Three image stabilization modes (standard, panning, and during exposure only) provide corrective camera shake functions for outstanding results ina wide range of shooting situations. These include when shooting stationary subjects like portraits (IS Mode 1); helping to correct vertical camera shake when panning horizontally, or horizontal camera shake when panning vertically, depending on the camera’s orientation (IS Mode 2); and when tracking movement during a sporting event, for example (IS Mode 3).

High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Dual Nano USM

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 LIS USM lens uses two NANO USM focus motors which provide anear-silent, power saving, and high-speedautofocusoperation so fast moving subjects can more accurately be tracked and captured without missing the moment for both stills and movies.

Minimum Focusing Distance of 2.95ft. / 0.9 m

With a minimum focusing distance of 2.95ft./0.9m (at 100mm or 3.9 ft./1.2m at 500mm), the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens is capable of capturing sharp and detailed images from various distances. Whether you're photographing birds, landscapes or a sporting event, the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens' combination of impressive minimum focusing distance and a maximum magnification of 0.33x at 500mm provides outstanding versatility and impressively sharp images.

Rotation-type Zoom Ring and Torque Adjustment allows for Precise Composition or Traveling Convenience

Rotation-type zoom ring allows you to adjust from Smooth to Tight for more precise composition and excellent balance when handholding.

12-pin Communication System

Designed to quickly communicate shooting data, theRF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USMfeatures the 12 pin communication system inherent in all RF lenses. This helps coordinate complex processes requiring high-speed communication and large data transfer, such as fast AF response with broader AF area, Image Stabilization, the Digital Lens Optimizer, and even the adjustment of the customizable Lens Control Ring for a quick and efficient user experience.

Dust and Weather-resistant with Flourine Coating

For reliable performance even when weather conditions get difficult, the RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens features a dust-and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel and all rings. Sealing is applied to lens joining sections, and switch panels to help prevent water and dust from entering into the lens.

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens features fluorine coatings on the front and rearmost surfaces to help prevent oil and water from adhering tothe lens, making it easy to clean smudges and fingerprints off.

One Super UD and Six UD Lens

The RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM lens features an optical design built specifically for the RF mount. This includes one Super UD lens, plus six UD elements to reduce both axial chromatic aberration and chromatic aberration of magnification to achieve high image quality throughout the zoom range. Additionally the inclusion of Air Sphere coating is employed to alleviate flare and ghosting.

Lens Hood with SideWindow allowsSpecialty Filters to be Adjusted even while Lens Hood is Attached

The lens hood features a sliding side window for easy operation and adjustment of specialty filters such as PL filters even with the hood attached.

What's Included

RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM Lens
Front Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap
ET-83F (WIII) Lens Hood
LZ1328 Lens Case


Product Specifications

RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Focal Length 100-500mm
Maximum Aperture f/4.5-7.1
Maximum Aperture
(1/3 steps, 1/2 steps)
Wide: 4.5, 4.5
Tele: 7.1, 6.7
Minimum Aperture
(1/3 steps, 1/2 steps)
Wide: 32, 32
Tele: 51, 54
Minimum Focusing Distance At 100mm: 0.9m (2.95')
At 300 mm: 1m (3.28')
At 500mm: 1.2m (3.94')
Maximum Magnification At 100mm: 0.12x
At 500mm: 0.33x
Lens Construction 20 elements in 14 groups
Special Elements One Super UD, Six UD
Filter Size Diameter Ø77mm
Aperture Blades 9
Maximum Outer Diameter x Length Shortest (wide): Approx. 93.8 x 207.6 mm (3.69 x 8.17")
Longest (tele): Approx. 93.8 x 297.6 mm (3.69 x 11.71")
Weight Approx. 1365 g (3 lbs)
* No tripod mount

Approx. 160 g (0.35 lbs)
* Tripod only

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Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM Super Telephoto Lens

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