Canon EF 600mm f/4L USM Super Telephoto Lens
Canon EF 600mm f/4L USM Super Telephoto Lens

Canon EF 600mm f/4L USM Super Telephoto Lens

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Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III Lens

An exceptional super-telephoto performance

The world’s lightest 600mm f/4 lens,* delivering outstanding image quality and a polished professional performance. A five-stop Image Stabilizer lets you shoot handheld, letting you react more quickly.

Great for Wildlife
The EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lets you maintain your distance, photographing wildlife in its native habitat without scaring it away. It’s also a great lens for photographing birds in flight.

Great for Sport
When play is taking place a long way off, the super telephoto focal length of the EF 600mm f/4L IS III USM lets you capture action shots in incredible detail, as if you were on the pitch yourself.

Great for Reportage
Capture superb quality images of the most distant subjects. And because this is the world’s lightest 600mm f/4 lens,* it can be used handheld and transported easily between locations.

Superb Image Quality
The EF 600mm f/4L IS III delivers ultra-high sharpness and very low levels of distortion. Fluorite lens elements reduce coloured fringing and boost resolution and contrast.

Built to Travel
An advanced optical formula not only boosts image quality, but also makes the EF 600mm f/4L IS III more portable, making it easier to use on location.

Focus Quickly & Accurately
Sharp focus is achieved quickly and quietly, using ring-type USM autofocus. Dynamic subjects are tracked accurately as they move about the frame.

Shoot Handheld
With its radical lightweight design and five-stop Image Stabilizer, the EF 600mm f/4L IS III can be used without support, even with such powerful telephoto magnifications.

Shoot Smarter
Fingertip controls allow AF to be started, stopped or momentarily locked. Two pre-programmed focusing positions can be recalled instantly with the touch of a button.

Key Features:

  • World’s lightest 600mm f/4 lens
  • f/4 maximum aperture
  • 5-stop Image Stabilizer
  • 9-bladed diaphragm
  • Focus lock/activate controls
  • This lens lets you capture the action from incredible distances, ideal for wildlife and sports photography
  • Create shallow depth of field that emphasises your subjects against a smooth, blurry background with constant f/4 aperture
  • The lens’s lightweight design makes it easier to transport at just 3050 g it’s the world’s lightest¹ 600 mm f/4
  • Manual focusing can be adjusted with extreme precision
  • Shoot handheld and in low light thanks to 5-stop Image Stabilizer
  • Keep shooting in poor conditions, thanks to weather sealing and robust build quality
  • Adjust focusing behaviour without taking your eye of the action, using instinctive, fingertip controls
  • EF 600mm f/4L IS III
  • Lens Cap E-185C
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • Lens Wide Strap B
  • Drop-in Screw Filter Holder 52 (W III)
  • Lens Soft Case LS-600
  • Lens Hood ET-160 (W III)
  • User manual kit

Optical Features / Specifications

Image Size

Full Frame

35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)

3°30′, 2°20′, 4°10′

Lens construction (elements/groups)


No. of diaphragm blades


Minimum aperture


Closest focusing distance (m)


Maximum magnification (x)


Distance Information


Image stabilizer


AF actuator

Ring USM


Lens cap


Lens hood

ET-160 (W III)

Lens case/pouch

Lens Soft Case LS600

Maximum number of Hood III compatible with Gelatin Filter Holder III


Maximum number of Hood IV compatible with Gelatin Filter Holder IV


Rear End Cap

Lens Dust Cap E

Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II


Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II


Extender Compatibility

Compatible (Mark III only)

Other Accessories

Canon drop-in 52mm filters
Canon Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter 52 (W III)
Cannon Lens Short Hood ET-160B
Lens Case 600C

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