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 Item updated in the last 24 hours Item price reduced in the last 24 hours   Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS version one

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Price: $2,145.00
Payment method: PayPal
Item condition: 8+ Shows moderate wear or finish marks
Shipping instructions: Included within CONUS


Selling my EF 500mm f/4 L IS. I've had the lens over a decade, but only used it occasionally (once or twice a year). The lens is in very good shape cosmetically, with only some minor paint wear on the body. Every mechanical functions are in perfect condition. Optically the lens is in excellent shape, not only there is no marks on the lens elements, it is also very clean. What truly makes this copy stand out is its optical performance. It is truly exceptional. I just did some tests a couple days ago, and it has nearly no discernible degradation of sharpness even with the RF 2x extender attached. I recently got a 500 f/4 version II lens from MPB, and surprisingly it actually been outperformed by this version one copy I have. The lens from MPB probably does not represent a sharp copy of the version II, but it tells us that a top copy of the version I could outperform an average copy of the version II. For a lens of this caliber, copy variation is probably the dominant differential factor of the performance. I included some 100% crop of my comparison between the version I and version II, also with the RF 1.4X and RF 2.0x extenders. Original RAW files are available upon request.

The sale includes the lens with its original hood, hood cap, rear cap, drop in filter and the original hard case. Also included is a high quality Jobu lens foot.

The price includes insured shipping within CONUS. I can only accept non-fee PayPal for this item. However, if you are a well-established member, I could ship the lens first, and you only need to pay the actually shipping cost at first. You can make the rest of the payment (with the original shipping cost deducted from the total) after receiving and evaluating the lens. However, due to the high cost of shipping, the original shipping will not be refundable, and you would need to cover the return shipping as well. If you live in the New England area, we could meet and I will deduct $100 from the asking price for a cash transaction in person.






























































Edited on Feb 12, 2024 at 07:00 AM · View previous versions



Feb 08, 2024 at 11:40 AM
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Here are the 100% crops.

The orders are

center crops:
version I
version II
version I + RF 1.4X
version I + RF 2.0x

upper right corner cops:
version I
version II
version I + RF 1.4X
version I + RF 2.0x





Center 500 f4 L version I - 100% crop







Center 500 f4 L version II - 100% crop







Center 500 f4 L version I + RF 1.4X - 100% crop







Center 500 f4 L version I + RF 2.0X - 100% crop







Corner 500 f4 L version I - 100% crop







Corner 500 f4 L version II - 100% crop







Corner 500 f4 L version I + RF 1.4X - 100% crop







Corner 500 f4 L version I + RF 2.0X - 100% crop







Test target




Feb 08, 2024 at 11:54 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Sold: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS version one


Beautiful lens!


Feb 10, 2024 at 02:36 AM
 


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I'm not interested in the lens, although it is a beaut, but if you ever sell an adapter that can connect an RF tc to an EF lens let me know! I tried to modify one myself but it went terribly awry, 😂.


Feb 11, 2024 at 06:23 PM
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jaredmizanin wrote:
I'm not interested in the lens, although it is a beaut, but if you ever sell an adapter that can connect an RF tc to an EF lens let me know! I tried to modify one myself but it went terribly awry, 😂.


You need to find an easy one to modify. The one I used is a discontinued commlite control ring adapter, but I think the Neewer branded one on Amazon is the same thing, on sale now for $70:
EF to RF adapter



Feb 13, 2024 at 10:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Sold: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS version one


Sent you PM


Feb 18, 2024 at 10:04 AM







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