Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS III and EF 500mm F4L IS III to be Announced in Mid to Late 2019

EF 400mm f2.8L IS III USM Lens

After Canon announced two super telephoto prime lenses: Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM (Pre-Order at B&HAdorama) and EF 600mm F4L IS III USM (Pre-Order at B&HAdorama), another two new lenses are coming! According to the latest rumors from CR2, Canon EF 300mm F2.8L IS III and EF 500mm F4L IS III will be announced in mid to late 2019.

Like the 400mm and 600mm lenses, Canon 300mm and 500mm will also be much lighter than the predecessors.

Canon EF 400mm F2.8L IS III USM Specifications:

PRINCIPAL SPECIFICATIONS
LENS TYPE Prime lens
MAX FORMAT SIZE 35mm FF
FOCAL LENGTH 400 mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION Yes
CIPA IMAGE STABILIZATION RATING stop(s)
LENS MOUNT Canon EF
APERTURE
MAXIMUM APERTURE F2.8
MINIMUM APERTURE F32
APERTURE RING No
NUMBER OF DIAPHRAGM BLADES 9
OPTICS
ELEMENTS 17
GROUPS 13
SPECIAL ELEMENTS / COATINGS Super UD + fluorite elements + Air Sphere + Super Spectra + fluorine coatings
FOCUS
MINIMUM FOCUS 2.50 m (98.43)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION 0.17×
AUTOFOCUS Yes
MOTOR TYPE Ring-type ultrasonic
FULL TIME MANUAL Yes
FOCUS METHOD Rear
DISTANCE SCALE Yes
DOF SCALE No
FOCUS DISTANCE LIMITER Yes
PHYSICAL
WEIGHT 2840 g (6.26 lb)
DIAMETER 163 mm (6.42)
LENGTH 343 mm (13.5)
MATERIALS Magnesium alloy
SEALING Yes
FILTER THREAD 52 mm
HOOD SUPPLIED Yes
TRIPOD COLLAR Yes

 

Canon EF 600mm F4L IS III USM Lens Specifications:EF 600mm f4L IS III USM Lens

PRINCIPAL SPECIFICATIONS
LENS TYPE Prime lens
MAX FORMAT SIZE 35mm FF
FOCAL LENGTH 600 mm
IMAGE STABILIZATION Yes
CIPA IMAGE STABILIZATION RATING stop(s)
LENS MOUNT Canon EF
APERTURE
MAXIMUM APERTURE F4
MINIMUM APERTURE F32
APERTURE RING No
NUMBER OF DIAPHRAGM BLADES 9
OPTICS
ELEMENTS 17
GROUPS 13
SPECIAL ELEMENTS / COATINGS Super UD + fluorite elements, Air Sphere + Super Spectra + fluorine coatings
FOCUS
MINIMUM FOCUS 0.15 m (5.91)
MAXIMUM MAGNIFICATION 0.15×
AUTOFOCUS Yes
MOTOR TYPE Ring-type ultrasonic
FULL TIME MANUAL Yes
FOCUS METHOD Rear
DISTANCE SCALE Yes
DOF SCALE No
FOCUS DISTANCE LIMITER Yes
PHYSICAL
WEIGHT 3050 g (6.72 lb)
DIAMETER 168 mm (6.61)
LENGTH 448 mm (17.64)
MATERIALS Magnesium alloy
SEALING Yes
FILTER THREAD 52 mm
HOOD SUPPLIED Yes
TRIPOD COLLAR Yes

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