Combining outstanding build quality and incredible optical performance, the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is a professional-grade super telephoto lens that allows you to capture the world and bring it closer. Utilising magnesium alloy in its construction, this fully weather sealed lens is solidly built and durable, and is tough enough to stand up to the rigours of full time professional use. While it may not be a lightweight lens, it is as small and compact as an 800mm f/5.6 lens can be. Fixed to a monopod or tripod, this lens is the perfect wildlife and sports photography lens - and for those occasional handheld shots, Canon’s excellent 4-stop Image Stabilisation is always ready for action. With its extremely fast and accurate ring-type USM, autofocusing is a breeze, while the lens’ AI Servo tracking accuracy makes it easy to stay focused on the action. Add to that its simply exceptional image quality - with corner-to-corner sharpness, superb bokeh, and stunning colour and contrast - and you have one remarkable super telephoto.
  • Background Blur

    Background Blur

    Capture crisp and clean images even wide open, perfect for portraits, landscapes and travel shots.
  • 4-Stop Image Stabilizer

    4-Stop Image Stabilizer

    IS technology automatically detects normal shooting or panning motion, switching to the IS mode optimal for either situation.
  • Super Spectra Coating

    Super Spectra Coating

    Ensure accurate colour balance & high contrast, suppress flare & ghosting by absorbing light.
  • Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    Ring-type Ultrasonic Focusing

    A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus quickly, and in near silence.

Selected shots from the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM (Damaged Box)




Angle of view (Horizontal) 2° 35’
Angle of view (Vertical) 1° 40’
Angle of view (Diagonal) 3° 5’
Lens construction (elements/groups) 18/14
No. of diaphragm blades 8
Minimum aperture 32
Closest focussing distance 6m
Maximum magnification 0.15x
Distance Information Yes
Image stabilizer 4-stops
AF actuator Ring USM¹

Physical Specifications

Filter diameter 52mm Drop in
Max diameter 163mm
length 461mm
Weight 4500g
Barcode 4960999575025
AF actuator ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in

What's included

  • EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Drop-In Gelatin Filter Holder 52
  • Lens Cap E-180D
  • Lens Dust Cap E
  • Lens Hood ET-155
  • Lens Case 800
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Compatibility & Support


The EF Mount is compatible with cameras that use a full-frame and CPS-C Cameras.
Full Frame Cameras

Canon EOS 1D
Canon EOS 5D
Canon EOS 6D

APS-C Cameras

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EOS 60D
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 80D
Canon EOS 100D
Canon EOS 200D
Canon EOS 600D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 1100D
Canon EOS 1200D
Canon EOS 1300D

Check if your camera can use a EF Lens
EF Lens Compatibility Diagram


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