The RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM has a wide zoom range that can cover a huge range of scenes with just one lens. It is suitable for motor sports, field sports and nature photography where you want to reduce the weight of the equipment you are carrying, and also for news shooting such as documentaries, newspapers and magazines.
The high image quality suited to L lenses can capture clear images with high clarity from the centre of the frame to the periphery throughout the entire zoom range.
The RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM has a 1,370g lightweight design with a high-power zoom of 100-500mm. This delivers a very mobile shooting system when combined with a Canon EOS R system camera body.
Reduce the appearance of camera shake. The lens itself is equipped with 5 stop Image Stabilizer. The IS mode switch on the lens also enables you to select the best mode for your shooting needs: IS mode 1 for still subjects, IS mode 2 for panning and IS mode 3 for irregular movement.
In addition to the coordinated control of in-lens Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), you can also combine it with the Movie Digital IS. You can comfortably shoot steady scenes where blurring could easily occur such as unstable postures or whilst walking.
The use of UD lenses and optical design successfully suppresses colour aberration from blurring in the defocus region. Since the blurring in front and behind the focused area is natural, it is possible to create a three-dimensional expression.
“Professional sports and wildlife shooters with latest EOS R bodies will find this lens particularly attractive since it can exploit their improved autofocus and burst capabilities. Canon also lists ‘aviation’ as one of the applications for this lens… Trainspotters could also find it attractive and both will benefit from the weather-resistant sealing.”
0.9 m (wide-angle end)
0.33x (telephoto end)
20 elements in 14 groups
One super UD, six UD
ASC, fluorine coating
Yes (5 stops OIS)
Approx. 93.8 mm x 207.6 mm
Approx. 1,370 g (not including tripod mount)
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