Canon Announced The RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS Lenses

RF 600mm F/4L

Along with the Canon EOS R3 and the RF 100mm f/2.8 Macro, Canon also announced two telephoto lenses for the RF mount, the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM.

Both lenses are anything but inexpensive, the RF 400mm goes for $11,999 and the RF 600mm for $12,999. Both lenses are scheduled to ship in July 2021. Preorders are open.

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM:

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Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM:

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Here are some hands-on and first impression reviews:

David Bergman for Adorama reviews the new RF 400mm and RF 600mm (below).

Gordon Laing looks at the new Canon RF lenses (below).

And here are more hands-on reviews:

Canon press release:

The Canon RF400mm F2.8L IS USM and Canon RF600mm F4L IS USM are both designed to be optically identical to their EF counterparts. The RF400mm and RF600mm weigh in at 6.37 and 6.81 pounds with a minimum focusing distance of 8.2 and 13.8 feet, respectively. Both lenses share many of the same critical features that help professional high-end super-telephoto lenses stand out from the crowd. Those features include:

  • Ideal for a wide variety of shooting situations, including sports, aviation, trains, automotive, and wildlife, such as birding.
  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5.5 stops6 of shake correction. Including three IS Operation Modes — still subjects, panning, and irregular movement.
  • Proprietary Canon lens coatings, Super Spectra Coating (SSC), and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) help minimize ghosting and flaring. Lens placement and coatings are optimized to provide users with clear, high-contrast images even when there is a bright light source.
  • Lenses include fluorite and super UD lens elements arranged in such a way to help correct chromatic aberration and make the models more compact. Like the latest Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF600mm f/4L IS III USM lenses, released in the fall of 2018, weight on these RF-series super-telephotos has been significantly reduced vs. previous-generation Canon super tele designs.
  • Compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders, and feature a customizable electronic focus ring, with manual focus capability during SERVO AF.
  • A nine-blade circular aperture provides users beautiful bokeh and ideally blurred backgrounds when the aperture is stopped down.
  • For added convenience when on a shoot, two focus presets are available. Users can instantly return to one of two memorized focus distances.
  • Rugged Canon L-series dust and water-resistant design with vibration and shock resistance. The front element has been dressed with a fluorine coating for easy cleaning.
  • Infrared reflective pigments with high reflectance and titanium oxide lens barrel coating with silica provide excellent UV weather resistance and heat reduction.

Canon RF Lenses Pricing and Availability
The Canon RF100mm F2.8 L Macro IS USM, Canon RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM and Canon RF600mm F4L IS USM are scheduled to be available in July 2021 for an estimated retail price of $1,399.00, $11,999.00 and $12,999.00, respectively*. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

Here Are The Upcoming Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS And RF 600mm f/4L IS Lenses

Update: the prices for the lenses leaked. The RF 400mm f/2.8L IS is $11,999, and the RF 600mm f/4L IS is $12,999.

We knew they would come, here are first images: the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and RF 600mm f/4L IS lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Don’t expect these lenses to the inexpensive (any idea?). Expect them to get announced very soon, likely within April 2021. And here are the images (click on image for a larger version).

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These Are The Upcoming Canon Lenses For The EOS R System

Canon Lenses

We reported upcoming Canon lenses showed up at a certification agency, now we also know which lenses are going to be announced.

The upcoming Canon lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system are:

  • RF 100mm f/2.8L MACRO IS USM
  • RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • RF 600mm f/4L IS USM

We expect Canon to announced these lenses very soon, most likely within the month. All Canon rumors are listed here.

Stay tuned, stay safe.

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Canon RF 600mm f/11 Review (delivers some incredible images, SLR Lounge)

Canon Rf 600mm F/11 Review

Here is a new Canon RF 600mm f/11 Lens review. The RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 made quite a splash when they were announced. Initially seen with skepticism, they are now getting many positive reviews.

This Canon RF 600mm f/11 review comes from SLR Lounge, the Canon RF 600mm f/11 Lens review says the “lens packs a punch despite its weight […] and delivered some incredible images”. From their conclusion:

1) The lens has a tendency to front and back focus, and 2) the f/11 comes with limitations, meaning you’ll want to pair this lens with a solid camera body, like an EOS R5 or R6 or better. The EOS R, in my opinion, was the baseline minimum that you would want. I would also remind you that this is a 600mm fixed focal length lens, a specialist lens, so you really have limited compositional control beyond simply moving closer or farther away on your own two feet, and you may be limited, depending on the kind of scenes/locations that you’re shooting in.

If you’re thinking to yourself, “Well, I would really love to have this lens to go traveling with,” then you might reconsider. For those of you that like to travel and you still want telephoto capability, I would recommend something like a 70-200mm, or a 100-300mm lens, where you still have range. If you’re shooting birds or animals, where distance is a common issue, then the 600mm lens is going to be perfect for you.

Read the review at SLR Lounge…

And if you prefer, here is the 13 minutes video review.

If you are interested there is an interview with the engineers who developed these lens. Also, Canon already said there will be more such lenses. For more Canon RF 800mm f/11 and RF 600mm f/11 review stuff have a look here.

Canon RF 600mm f/11

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Canon RF 800mm f/11

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Canon RF 600mm f/11 Review With Sample Photos

Canon Rf 600mm F/11 Review

Here is another good Canon RF 600mm f/11 review. The RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 made quite a splash when they were announced. Initially seen with skepticism, they are now getting a lot of positive feedback.

After having reviewed the RF 800mm f/11 lens, Christopher Frost dedicated his attention to the RF 600mm f/11.

If you are interested there is an interview with the engineers who developed these lens. Also, Canon already said there will be more such lenses. For more Canon RF 800mm f/11 and RF 600mm f/11 review stuff have a look here.

Canon RF 600mm f/11

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Canon RF 800mm f/11

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RF 800mm & 600mm F/11 First Of Their Kind, RF 400mm f/8 Might Follow Soon, Canon Exec

Canon Rf 600mm F/11 Review

The Canon RF 800mm f/11 and RF 600mm f/11 are the first of their kind, more lenses will follow, and the first one might the RF 400mm f/8.

Mynavi.jp posted an interview with Canon developers. The discussed topic include the reasons for the RF 800mm f/11 and RF 600mm f/11 lenses, and some interesting things can be found.

Canon wanted to release lenses similar to the RF 800mm and 600mm f/11 also for the EF mount, but auto-focus was an issue:

In the days of manual focus film SLR cameras, there were many lenses such as the 500mm F8 reflex (mirror lens). However, when the viewfinder screen for focusing is split, it is difficult to see because the open value is as dark as F8, and in reality it was difficult to focus. This lens has a darker F11 opening value, but it can be said that it was born because of the EOS R, which can use high-speed and high-precision AF even at such an opening value.

Even more interesting is a statement by one of the developers clearly that the RF 800mm and RF 600mm f/11 are just the first of a series. The first lens to follow appears to be a RF 400mm f/8:

[…] Of course, 400mm is included when it comes to super-telephoto lenses, but first of all, 600mm and 800mm have a greater impact, and I think it’s a great pleasure to shoot things that I couldn’t shoot before, so the first one is in this lineup. Did. The 400mm will be as small as the 600mm and 800mm, and I think it will be an attractive lens. I would like to think positively whether it is better to make a series depending on how much the 600mm and 800mm echoes are.

The interview (machine translated) also discusses the RF 85mm f/2 Macro, and the EOS R5 and R6 from a general point of view.

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