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Canon 500 4.5 Manual HELP

 
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Mar 06, 2018 20:53 |  #1

I purchased this lens recently. The tripod collar was broken and it did not have a manual. So far the lens seems to work perfectly. I am trying to find a manual so that I can figure out how to get the max out of the lens. Does someone have and can post or know where I can find a downloadable manual.
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Mar 06, 2018 21:59 |  #2

You can buy one...

http://www.oldtimercam​eras.com …Model=2137&Mode​lPage=true (external link)




  
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Mar 06, 2018 23:48 as a reply to  @ monty28428's post |  #3

Thanks..... Really appreciate the link..

Done.....


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Mar 07, 2018 19:56 |  #4

Canon supplies for free...see https://www.usa.canon.​com …Listing-_-EF500mmf4LISUSM (external link)




  
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Mar 07, 2018 20:40 |  #5

John from PA wrote in post #18579984 (external link)
Canon supplies for free...see https://www.usa.canon.​com …Listing-_-EF500mmf4LISUSM (external link)

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Mar 07, 2018 21:09 as a reply to  @ monty28428's post |  #6

Beat me to it ;-)a


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Mar 08, 2018 01:24 |  #7

The manual at the link I provided may still be useful. These long lenses all had very similar features. Also check the thread at http://www.fredmiranda​.com/forum/topic/54297​3 (external link) for details about a "pre focus" feature.

The manual you buy, take note from the small jpg of its cover, covers six lenses, one of which is the 600mm. You can download it at https://www.usa.canon.​com …m-f-4l-is-usm?tab=manuals (external link) and probably have all you need.




  
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Mar 08, 2018 10:53 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #8

The OP is looking for a manual for the FD 500 4.5, not any EF lens.


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Mar 08, 2018 14:48 |  #9

pbrimages wrote in post #18580383 (external link)
The OP is looking for a manual for the FD 500 4.5, not any EF lens.

Hmmm, I don't see any mention of FD by the OP.




  
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Mar 08, 2018 17:05 as a reply to  @ John from PA's post |  #10

the 500 4.5 is an FD lens, not an EF


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Mar 08, 2018 17:28 as a reply to  @ pbrimages's post |  #11

Is it?

http://global.canon …museum/product/​ef307.html (external link)

I have used one (belonging to a local, photographer) on a 1D4.


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Mar 08, 2018 22:23 as a reply to  @ johnf3f's post |  #12

I stand corrected. However, it is still the 4.5 and not the 4.0 that some others keep referring to.


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Mar 08, 2018 22:25 |  #13

johnf3f wrote in post #18580623 (external link)
Is it?

http://global.canon …museum/product/​ef307.html (external link)

I have used one (belonging to a local, photographer) on a 1D4.


Yes the 4.5 is the manual that I am looking for. I ordered one because I could not find it anywhere, I just want to know the ins and the outs of the lens. I have decided to leave it at home this trip and not take it to FL. I want more field time with it before I actually take it on a trip. For this trip I'll stick to the Sigma 150-600C as I am more familiar with it and dont want to be frustrated while out....


Thanks all....
Please any other advice or info any think I should know please post it.


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Mar 09, 2018 19:19 as a reply to  @ kcrunchone's post |  #14

I would take it with you personally.

I find the "Big Whites" are remarkably easy to use with little learning involved in my experience. I have made two cock-ups with long lenses - one was the focus limiter. You can imagine my sense of humor failure when I had the opportunity to get an Otter swimming on it's back at 6 to 10 meters away and looking me straight in the eye, even looked like he was grinning at me (did he know something????). My focus limiter was set from 15.8 meters to infinity = ARRGH!!!! The other one was the length of time it took me to find out how IS interferes with AF, however you don't have IS so no worries there.

Until you get used to using your new toy just keep the shutter speed above 1/500 sec and remember that you don't have much depth of field - but you will already know this from your Sigma. After a bit of practice you will be able to use lower shutter speeds (1/250 maybe 1/160), naturally if you are not using it hand held then it is the subject that determines the shutter speed.

Whatever you decide have a great time:-)


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Mar 10, 2018 09:58 |  #15

What seems to have been lost by the OP is that the manual for purchase covers six lenses (see list below), one of which is the EF 500mm f/4.5. But the same exact manual will be supplied for all six, several of which Canon will supply for free. The 600mm f/4 is available at https://www.usa.canon.​com …m-f-4l-is-usm?tab=manuals (external link) for instance. So download the free version and take the lens with you! There are plenty of bald eagles in Florida, all waiting for their pictures to be taken.

EF 200mm 1.8L
EF 300mm 2.8L
EF 400mm 2.8L
EF 400mm 2.8L II
EF 500mm 4.5L
EF 600mm 4L


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