The experts at Optical Limits (former photozone.de) their Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review.
The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, for the EOS R system, is a highly regarded lens, and it sells at rather hefty $2,699. Never the less, the lens is remarkable, and Optical Limits gives the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS a “highly recommended”, and 4.5/5 points for the optical quality and 4.5/5 for the mechanical quality.
Upon the first contact, you can’t be anything but impressed by the size of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L IS especially at a time when lens dimensions tend to super-size rather than shrink.[…] The results are tack sharp throughout the zoom range and at all relevant aperture settings. Lateral CAs are very low. The same goes for image distortions. Vignetting is a bit of a weak spot though unless you prefer to keep image auto-correction activated. The light falloff in the upper range is too heavy for such a lens. The quality of the bokeh is generally very good – the smooth out-of-focus highlights are especially impressive here. The bokeh fringing is present but quite well controlled. A bit of an ugly aspect are focus shifts (RSAs) when stopping down. This is nothing to worry about when using autofocusing – so most users will never notice it – but the issue can hit you in manual focus mode.
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