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Canon RF 100-500MM F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Bring distant scenes closer and give your subject a front row seat thanks to brilliant 100-500mm pulling power and outstanding versatility from a zoom that delivers detail, clarity and an exceptional telephoto performance.

The telephoto zoom with extra power

CANON RF 100-500MM F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Enjoy stunning performance up to 500mm

With a 100-500mm zoom range in a compact and portable body, the lens is ideal for travel and wildlife and will go even further thanks to optional 1.4x and 2x extenders.

  • 100mm focal length

  • 400mm focal length

  • 500mm focal length

Achieve excellent contrast and sharpness

See a difference in your images across the zoom range thanks to L-series image quality with a Super UD lens and six UD lenses, plus 5-stop IS for shake-free results.

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Fast, smooth, near silent AF

Dual Nano USM motors enable fast, smooth and near silent AF while a floating lens group also improves versatility with a close minimum focus distance of 0.9m.

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Take the lens anywhere

At 1530g with tripod mount, and 207mm when retracted, the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a go-anywhere telephoto zoom. Dust and water seals plus a heat shield coating ensure its durability.

Never take your eye off the subject

Maintain concentration on capturing your moment thanks to the Lens Control Ring which allows you to change various camera settings such as aperture or shutter speed.

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Great lens for...



    Equip yourself with great flexibility and extra reach (than a more traditional 100-400mm lens) with a 100-500mm focal range. Be confident of performance thanks to ASC lens coatings and weather sealing, making this lens perfect for testing environments.



    An impressive 5-stops optical IS (CIPA standard) - up to 6 stops with combined in-body IS and optical IS with EOS R5 & EOS R6 - and dual nano USM AF motors, combined with super UD and UD lens elements, means the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM delivers sharp, shake-free capturing of high-speed action stills.


  • 100-500mm focal length

    For superior telephoto power and versatility

  • 5-stop Image Stabilisation

    For ultimate handheld control even in low light

  • Super UD and UD elements

    For exceptionally sharp images

  • Dual Nano USM motor

    For smooth, fast and near-silent operation

  • Heat shield coating

    For consistent operation in high temperatures

  • ASC (Air Sphere Coating)

    To prevent flare and ghosting

  • Lens control ring

    For extra control over ISO, aperture and shutter speed

What's in the box

  • RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

  • Lens Hood ET-83F (WIII)

  • Lens Cap E-77 II

  • Lens Dust Cap RF

  • Lens Case LZ1328

  • Tripod Mount Ring F (WIII)

Comparison with the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

RF 100-500MM F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM



Focal length

100-500 mm
100-400 mm

Maximum aperture


Minimum aperture


Minimum focusing distance

0.9 m -1.2 m
0.98 m

Maximum magnification

0.33 x
0.31 x

Lens construction

20 elements in 14 groups
21 elements in 16 groups

Special low dispersion glass

One Super UD, six UD
One Fluorite, one Super UD

Special coating

ASC, fluorine coating
ASC, fluorine coating



Aperture blades

9 (circular)
9 (circular)

IS (CIPA standard correction effect)

Yes, 5-stops (6-stops combined with IBIS with EOS R5 & EOS R6)
Yes (4-stops)

Filter diameter

Φ77 mm
Φ77 mm

Maximum diameter and length

Approx. 93.8 mm x 207.6 mm
Approx. 94 mm x 193 mm


Approx. 1,370 g
(tripod mount separate)
Approx. 1,570 g
(tripod mount separate)

Lens Accessories

  • Extender RF 1.4x

    The Extender RF 1.4x offers RF sharpness and versatility with 1.4x extra magnification to boost the reach of compatible RF telephoto lenses and zooms.

  • Extender RF 2x

    The Extender RF 2x offers RF sharpness and versatility with 2x extra magnification to double the reach of compatible RF telephoto lenses and zooms.

  • Lens Hood ET-83F (WIII)

    Prevent stray light from entering a lens, keeping unwanted glare from affecting your photos.

  • Lens Case LZ1328

    Protective soft case for selected lenses.

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