Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens

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Manufacture: Canon
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-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

Extended Warranty Program is designed to provide you with additional coverage for manufacturer defects. Electronic malfunctions always seem to happen right after the Manufacturer Warranty expires! When you purchase an extended warranty you purchase that peace of mind for those unexpected malfunctions and costly repairs, you are making a wise investment for your equipment.

Buying an extended warranty service plan not only means you are getting the highest level of customer service, but also means you can rest assure in the event your product needs repair. The technicians we have are factory trained and authorized to repair your product and we are using the most up to date computers and state of the art testing equipment needed to properly diagnose and repair your product. There is no limit to the number of repairs throughout the life of your service plan. If it is determined that your product can no longer be repaired, it will be replaced with a new product of like kind and quality.

No Added Charges You will not pay any out of pocket expenses for your repair. Unlike some protection plans that charge a deductible, your service plan covers all expenses related to repairing or replacing your product. We want to make sure you are happy with your product. If your product fails and needs repair three times for the same reason (outside the manufacturer's warranty), it will be replaced. You can sell or give your product away at any time. The coverage can be transferred to the new owner with one phone call.

Enjoy a true worry free experience for your new product. We'll keep your product working like new and if we can't, we'll buy you a new one. Our service plans are underwritten by an A+ rated insurance carrier ensuring financial protection for the entire length of your plan.

This warranty does not cover equipment which has been misused, tampered with, modified or damaged as a result of accident, water, grit, impact or lack of proper care as indicated in the manual of operations.

-This extended warranty covers all parts and labor.

 

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This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
-Manufacturer Defects

-Impact Damage

-Sand/Grit Damage

-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

By adding the accidental option to one of our service plans, you are enabling your purchase to be covered for unintentional damages to your product as a result of: impact or dropping, liquid damage or unintentional physical damage. Dropped coffee on your keyboard? You’re Protected, Your cell phone fell out of your hand and your LCD screen cracked? You’re Protected! Your Ipod fell as you were running and now it can no longer play music? You’re Protected! Your digital camera dropped and now cannot zoom in or out? You may be considered quite clumsy, but You’re Protected. You get the idea!


This option goes above and beyond a manufacturer’s warranty which would not provide coverage on such damages as listed above. Although accidental coverage covers most damages it does not cover intentional damages of any kind or losses due to theft. When adding accidental coverage to your contract, your service plan will begin immediately upon the date of purchase and extend up to five full years. Adding accidental coverage guarantees that your product will perform as intended for the life of your coverage.

 
-Manufacturer Defects

-Impact Damage

-Sand/Grit Damage

-Accidental and Unintentional Abuse

-Mechanical Malfunctions

-Normal and Abnormal Wear and Tear

-2 Free CCD Cleaning for the Life of the Contract

-1 Free Video Head Cleaning Per Year for the Life of the Contract

 

Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS II USM Lens
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Given the extreme telephoto capability of this lens, we could only fit a test on our full-frame 1Ds Mk III in our test lab.

With the price tag of this lens, you would expect top-tier results - and pleasantly, there's no surprise here. We noted excellent results for sharpness right out of the gate at ƒ/4, and in fact, image sharpness starts to degrade immediately (but very slightly) as the lens is stopped down. The practical effect of this isn't really noticed until about ƒ/16, where diffraction limiting begins to take hold. Fully stopped-down performance at ƒ/32 is best avoided, as generalized softness is quite present.

Chromatic Aberration 
Results for tolerance to chromatic aberration are excellent, with extremely low testing results. Looking at our sample images, I'm hard-pressed to see any form of color fringing in high-contrast areas.

Shading (''Vignetting'') 
On the full-frame 1Ds mkIII, there is a slight amount of corner shading with the lens set to ƒ/4; in this case, the extreme corners are just under a third of a stop darker than the center.

Distortion 
Canon has clearly spent a lot of time on the design of this lens: on the full-frame 1Ds Mark III, there is absolutely no distortion.

Autofocus Operation 
The 500mm ƒ/4 II focuses extremely fast, and also very quietly. As a USM lens, you can override focus results at any time by just turning the focus ring. The lens is also equipped with a focus preset system, which allows the lens to ''memorize'' a given focus distance, and return to that focus distance when the dedicated present ring is tapped. The lens also is equipped with a focus limiter switch, enabling the focus performance to be improved by limiting the range of distance being focused upon. Focus limiting options are 3.7m to 10m, 10m to infinity, and 3.7m to infinity (this represents an improvement of just under one meter for the close-focusing distance over the previous version of the lens). There are four focus 'hold' buttons on the front collar of the lens.

 

If that's not enough, the new lens now includes a PF ''power focus'') mode, which is designed for use with video shooting. The mode is designed for constant speed focus pulling, and there are two speeds available in this mode.

Macro 
The 500mm ƒ/4 is not designed for macro style shooting, offering just 0.15x magnification and a minimum focusing distance of 3.7 meters (just over twelve feet).

Name Canon EF 500mm ƒ/4L IS II USM
Image Circle 35mm
Type Telephoto Prime
Focal Length 500mm
APS Equivalent 800mm
Max Aperture ƒ/4
Min Aperture ƒ/32
Diaphragm Blades 9
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups; Fluorite: G2 and G4, UD Lens: None
Diagonal Angle of View(Based on image circle) 5 degrees
Focus Details Inner focusing; full-time manual focus and USM
Front Element Rotation No
Zoom System n/a
Closest Focus 3.7m / 12.14 ft.
Magnification Ratio 0.15x / 1:6.6
Filter Size 52mm Drop In

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