Is Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography and Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM compatible?

Below you will find your chosen camera and lens. Click on the product name for more information.

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
Released: 2005
Type: Digital SLR
Sensor: APS-C (1.6x)
8,2 Megapixels
3504 x 2336 pixels

Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM

Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM
Released: 2011
Telephoto Prime Lens
Focal Length: 500 mm
Aperture: f/4

Can you combine these two?

Last updated: July 2024

This is the short answer:

The camera and lens you have chosen can be used together.

Versitale lens

Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM is constructed to work with all sorts of camera sensors including the one of Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography.

Focal Length

The Canon camera has a sensor of type APS-C, a smaller version compared to a Full Frame sensor, which means that your experienced Focal length will be multiplied by 1.6x.

This lens has focal length:
500 mm

Since Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography does not have a Full Frame sensor the experience focal length you will experience will be:
800 mm

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Total weight

When you are looking at a combination of a camera and a lens you must always consider the total weight. Each product weighs in at:

Canon EOS 20D Astrophotography
770 gram

Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM
3190 gram

Together they have a total weight of 3960 gram (equal to 8.73 lb).

Please note that Canon EF 500mm F4 L IS II USM has a tripod mount which is great.

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Compatibility Check ID: 1300

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