Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (image quality simply amazing, Photography Blog)

RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Photography Blog posted their Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review, and they seem to be pretty fond of this lens.

They gave the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS 5/5 stars and an “Essential” rating. Have a look at the review conclusion:

[the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS] offers fantastic sharpness and image quality throughout the zoom range, great build quality, and an outstanding feature-set and performance.

Image quality is simply amazing. It’s outstanding at almost every focal length, with epic levels of sharpness virtually throughout the aperture range.

Chromatic aberrations are almost non-existent and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun or if you choose not to use the large lens hood.

The only optical issue of note is a slight drop-off in sharpness when shooting wide-open at f/2.8 at the 200mm focal length – otherwise this lens is a stellar performer.

Auto-focusing proved to be very quick, accurate and reliable on the Canon EOS RP mirrorless camera that we tested the lens with, while manual focus over-ride is a great feature, as is the effective built-in optical image stabilisation system that’s worth up to 5 stops.

Read the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review at Photography Blog

Guess the only drawback of this stellar performer is the price, $2,699.

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (highly recommended, Optical Limits)

RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

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.

Check all the details, charts and results of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review at Optical Limits.

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Firmware Update Released To Fix AF Issue

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Firmware

As already announced by Canon, here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update to fix an autofocus issue.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints and here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS firmware update. You can download it from Canon Europe.

Firmware Version 1.0.6 incorporates the following fix:

Fixed a phenomenon when performing AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with firmware versions 1.0.5 or earlier. If the lens’s firmware is already version 1.0.6, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

The version of the lens’s firmware can be checked in the camera menu.

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Canon Firmware Update For RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens Coming January 2020

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

A Canon firmware update for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens has been announced, and will be released in January 2020.

Some users experienced front-focusing issues when focusing on a subject close to the minimum focusing distance at the telephoto end. Well, Canon reacted quickly to user complaints. Kudos.

Canon firmware update advisory:

Future Firmware Plan: RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens

Thank you for using Canon products.

It has been confirmed that when using the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM to perform AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

New firmware with improved focus accuracy is scheduled for release in the beginning of Jan. 2020, and once the preparations are completed, we will post the information on our Web site.

Note: New firmware being released at this time is for lenses equipped with firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier. The lens firmware version can be checked in the camera’s menu.

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Teardown (complex beast with organized complexity)

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Roger Cicala over at Lens Rentals tore down the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system. This is the stuff nerd dreams are made off.

It seems Canon was (again) able to impress people with their completely new lens design. There have been discussions and speculations about Canon RF lenses compared to Canon EF lenses (have a look here). Once more the people at Lens Rentals prove that RF mount lenses have an entirely new design, and are in every meaning impressive.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L is a complex beast, but you get a quick feel for it being organized complexity, and it’s actually a much simpler layout than those other lenses. Some of that is from the improved optical design; there’s less glass floating around. Some of it is the use of linear focusing motors.

[…] This lens was a new design from the ground up. There’s no ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ holdovers. That’s a lot more work for the designers, but the result is a beautifully engineered, fully modern lens. It’s clean, functional, and straightforward.

[…] It’s obviously very robustly engineered from a mechanical standpoint. The internal composites are strong as hell. There are double cams, rods, and posts everywhere. There’s no play in any moving parts. We can’t imagine there will ever be play in the moving parts unless you run over it with a truck. 

See the whole teardown at Lens Rentals.

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review Samples (a modern marvel, DPReview)

Canon Firmware Update RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

This is the first time I guess, I read a reviewer calling a lens a “modern marvel”. Has to be a pretty cool piece of gear.

DPReview posted their Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review sample photo gallery. The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens is for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

They say:

[the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS] capabilities combined with its small size make it nothing short of a modern marvel

Unfortunately the modern marvel comes with a hefty price, $2,699.

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