Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM | 9000$ | SUPER TELEPHOTO LENS | WILDLIFE | english review

Hello und welcome to the English review about Canon`s 500mm F/4L IS II USM lens. It`s one of the best telephoto lenses I know, with an outstanding sharpness shooting at it`s maximum aperture of F4 and a great looking bokeh. Enjoy the review on the 3.7Kg lens for wildlife photographers.

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Roberto and Daniel

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Comments

Burak Arif says:

yayy 2nd

jason smith says:

ha ha. yes, if you carry it like that you will draw peoples attention. Good review Daniel. Im about to upgrade from the 100-400 for wildlife photography

cardiacade says:

Top stuff as always. One day I’ll be able to afford this lens, maybe in 2024!

This Is says:

I just can’t decide between the 500or the 600…hmmm.. possibly even the 400 2.8

FrodoZorro says:

Wanna have this lens

bobbintonn says:

That’s certainly a great vantage point for plane spotting,it it open to everyone? The photos look great. No football game & Roberto not sorry I’m from Frankfurt hmmm………. Eintract Frankfurt must be on a winning streak?

A.J Style says:

woh lens Canon 1300d rebel t6 pe support hoga kya

FrodoZorro says:

3.1 kg check it

Ben Brotherton says:

Good video. A few pointers though. This lens _is_ light for it’s size and compared to the originals, *but* I really highly recommend not carrying it just with the camera and the lens hanging down – it’s a sure way to increase the chance of the lens / camera mount coming loose…!

I’m an owner of this lens and it’s a fantastic piece of glass. I use mine 99% of the time for wildlife, mostly small birds and birds of prey. I use it combined with the 1.4 III extender. Despite owning the 500, the dream is the 400 2.8, but I knew it’d be too short for what I wanted and after using one it does feel quite a bit chunkier than the 500mm. You definitely do attract a lot of attention when using this lens in places where people aren’t used to seeing such big lenses, to where some degree of care needs to be taken. I often get people asking what I’m shooting and does create conversation which is great! 🙂

When you say the 500 is too long for sports, that’s a pretty general statement. I’m guessing you’re referring to the stadium sports like football & rugby (obviously we aren’t talking about stuff like basketball :P) This lens would be awesome for surf, snowboarding, cricket and the sports that you’re limited on how close you can actually get.

Also, a quick tip. When hand holding the super telephoto lenses, rotate the tripod collar around so it’s pointing up then hold it towards the end of the lens just past the focus ring. You’ll get *much* more stable shots at lower shutter speeds and way more control when shooting hand held video.

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