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Customer Reviews for EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM

Completely redesigned Fluorite optics Lighter weight thanks to magnesium and titanium construction elements Advanced third Image Stabilization mode (Mode 3) Power Focus mode enables smooth focus change when shooting video
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2 out of 2(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Review 1 for EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Nickname: wd
Location: Bryan, Texas
Used this product for: 3 to 6 months
Expertise Level: Advanced Amateur
Canon Customer: more than 20 years
Product replacement: No

Excellent!

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Date:February 5, 2014
Pros: excellent image quality
I had wanted the original 500 for a long time. Finally was able to buy the new model. Not cheap, but it has already has allowed me to take pictures that were not feasible before. Very pleased.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM
Nickname: holzphoto
Location: Louisville Ky
Used this product for: Less than 1 month
Expertise Level: Professional or Expert
Mostly used for: Landscape/Nature
Canon Customer: 6 to 10 years
Product replacement: Yes

Superlight Super telephoto

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Date:June 10, 2012
Pros: Fast auto-focus, Superior build quality, Super-sharp images, weight
Cons: price, slow af w/ series iii teleconverters
The canon 500mm II is a masterpiece. Version I was as well, but somehow, some way canon managed to shave 1.5 lbs off of this lens. For travel and hiking this lens cannot be beat.
The lens seems to AF slower with the series III tele converters vs the series ii. So keep that in mind.
The 4 stops of IS also helps with hand holding this lens, but so does the aforementioned weight savings.
I am happy I have purchased the 500mm ii and it will be a nice companion to my 800mm L.
29 of 32 people found this review helpful.
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