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Canon EF 800 mm f/ 5.6 L IS USM Lens

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Canon EF 800 mm f/ 5.6 L IS USM lens

Canon EF 800 mm f/ 5.6 L IS USM lens

Optical design

Canon EF 800 mm f/ 5.6 L IS USM optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Canon EF, EF-S

First year of production: 2008

Optical design: 18 elements in 14 groups

Features: Ultra-Sonic Motor, Optical stabilisation
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Average price: $14530


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Additional information:


The Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a super telephoto prime lens for 35 mm SLR Canon EF cameras.

This is a powerful professional lens designed for shooting sporting events, as well as birds and animals in wild nature. Its optical scheme includes two fluorite elements and two low-dispersion glass elements. The lens also features a dust- and water-proof body, made of magnesium, a 4-stop image stabilizer, and a ring USM. Minimum focusing distance - 6 m.

The lens has a dedicated rotating tripod collar. Canon EF1.4x II Extender increases the focal length to 1120 mm (F8) with autofocus available (on EOS professional cameras). The lens is also compatible with EF2x II Extender increasing the focal length up to 1600 mm (only manual focus available)

Additional information:

  • diagonal angle of view 20.4° - 8.2°
  • minimum focusing distance 1.5-2.5 m
  • diameter 113 mm
  • max. magnification 1:8.6 (0.12)
  • Tripod Collar TS-41included

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Posted by: SergeyTSL   Date of publication: 22.04.2013

Mechanical quality4.333
Optical quality4.673
Pricing / Value2.333
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