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Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Full-Frame Lens (2021)

MSRP 12999 USDNeoscore 52%NEX score 89%

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Product Overview

Canon RF600mm F4 L IS USM is a professional super-telephoto lens for Canon's RF-mount system. Unveiled with the RF400mm F2.8 L, the RF600mm is clearly designed for the upcoming Olympic Games.
Weighing just 6.8 lbs, it is significantly more compact than its EF-mount counterpart. It also offers a more useful minimum focusing distance.
Naturally, the RF600mm F2.8 L comes with strong optical image stabilization rated up to 5.5 stops. It is also compactible with Canon's RF 1.4x and 2x extenders released last year.
Another feature that photographer will appreciate is the ability to have two focus presets that allows the user to switch between two focal points instantly.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 52% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Superb autofocus performance
  • Very, very sharp
  • Optically stabilized
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Compatible with teleconverters
Cons
  • Very expensive

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 89% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Compatible with all Canon EOS R-series cameras
  • Super-telephoto optics
  • Ultra-wide focal length
Cons
  • Price is a barrier for entry
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades
Colors
White
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Ring-type ultrasonic
Optical Formula | Elements
17 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
13 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 Super UD + 2 fluorite elements, Super Spectra + ASC coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
52 mm / 2.05 in
Size | Diameter
168 mm / 6.61 in
Size | Length
472 mm / 18.58 in
Weight
3090 g / 109.19 oz

Function

Angle Of View
4.1° Diagonal | 3.4° Horizontal | 2.3° Vertical
Aperture
f/4 ~ f/32
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
600 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (5.5 stops)
Weather Resistance
Yes

Performance

Max Magnification
0.15x
Min Focus Distance
4200 mm / 165.35 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2021-04-14

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

digitalpicture[1]

Sentiment Score 89%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
The Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Lens is compatible with all Canon EOS R-series cameras. As expensive as this lens is, you get what you pay for. Price is a barrier for entry, meaning skilled photographers with this lens have a competitive advantage that will not be overcome by the masses.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Ultra-wide focal length
  • Super-telephoto optics
  • Compatible with all Canon EOS R-series cameras
Cons
  • Price is a barrier for entry

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 600mm F4 L IS USM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-RF-600mm-F4-L-IS-USM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-26.

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