Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM Overview

Announced Jan 24, 2008 •
Telephoto prime lens | Canon EF | 2746B002
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Announced Jan 24, 2008
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The Canon EF 800mm F5.6L IS USM is the longest lens in Canon's lineup, and despite its reach, it weighs just under 10 lbs (approximately 4.5 kilos). Its optical design includes two fluorite lens elements, one UD element, and one Super-UD-glass element, and image stabilization provides a 4-stop shutter speed advantage. On one of Canon's APS-C DSLRs this lens provides an effective focal length of 1280mm. As we'd expect from a modern Canon L-series lens, the 800mm F5.6 is sealed against dust and moisture incursion.

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Lens type Prime lens
Focal length 800 mm
Image stab. Yes (4 stop with tripod detection)
Lens mount Canon EF
Max aperture F5.6
Min aperture F32
Min focus 6.00 m (236.22)
Max magnification 0.14×
Weight 4500 g (9.92 lb)
Length 461 mm (18.15)

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