A Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review In The Field

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

Another Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review. The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS has to be an amazing lens, given that all reviewers are so positive.

Brendan van Son went to Canyon de Chelly in Northern Arizona to see how the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L “feels, works, and how the images look from out in the field”. Enjoy.

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The RF 70-200mm f/2.8K IS has been called the “first killer lens” for the EOS R and indispensable for professional photographers. More Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

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70-200mm f/2.8 Comparison Review (Canon, Nikon, Sony, Panasonic)

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

A 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is in the bag of every professional photographer. It’s an important lens and it’s interesting to learn who makes the best 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom len.

Neat video by DPReview TV where the question about who makes the best 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom lens is tackled. Canon, Nikon, Sony and Panasonic in the ring. Let the battle begin. Enjoy.

Reviews about 70-200mm f/2.8 lenses are listed here.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (indispensable for professionals, D. Abbott)

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

A Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review by our favorite reviewer. Seems to be another great lens for the EOS R system, and not an inexpensive one.

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review. As usual the review comes with plenty of sample images, test charts, and answers all the questions you might have about this amazing lens. From the conclusion:

Canon was taking an innovative approach to the lens design. I love the 70-200mm F2.8 concept, but I haven’t always loved the bulky package it comes in. The RF 70-200L traveled with me far more often during my review because of the more compact, flexible form factor, and that means it got used more often. I used it for video, for stills, and for tracking action. I took it to church, and on hikes, and to portrait sessions. There is a real value to be had in that, and I applaud Canon taking a chance and reimagining this lens.

I love the look and feel of images from the lens and loved using it.  The stabilization is excellent, the autofocus is exceptional, and the weight and balance of the lens made it easy to use on my Canon EOS R5.  

[…] this is what I would call an indispensable lens for a working professional or hard-core amateur, so sometimes you just have to have that little cry, bite the bullet, and lay down the money.

Read the review at Dustin Abbott’s site

For those who prefer to watch a gear review, check the video below.

The RF 70-200mm f/2.8K IS has been called the “first killer lens” for the EOS R. More Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
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Here Are The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, RF 70-200mm f/4L IS, And The PIXMA Pro-200

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8 STM Review

After a series of leaks, Canon announced the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS for the EOS R system, and a new PIXMA printer.

Canon released the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS, and the PIXMA Pro-200 printer. The two lenses are scheduled to be available in early and mid-December 2020 for a suggested retail price of $199 for the RF 50mm f/1.8 and $1,599 for the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS. The Canon PIXMA PRO-200 printer is scheduled to be available later in November 2020 for a suggested retail price of $599.99.

Pre-orders are available:

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon PIXMA Pro-200:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon press release:

Canon Adds Two RF Lenses And PIXMA PRO Printer Ideal For The Enthusiast Photographer

MELVILLE, NY, November 3, 2020Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is excited to introduce the compact and lightweight RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM and the RF50mm F1.8 STM, two completely re-designed RF mount lenses with bloodlines to immensely popular EF models that feature new lens formulas and enhanced elements. Canon is also introducing the PIXMA PRO-200 printer, which is ideal for photography students and graphic designers.

“As Canon began to further build out the company’s RF lens portfolio, the goal in mind was to create advanced lenses, for a variety of experience levels, that also featured a sense of familiarity for longtime Canon users,” said Tatsuro “Tony” Kano, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.’s Imaging Technologies & Communications Group. “Canon prides itself on being able to uniquely offer both input and output solutions to our customers. We are equally excited to see the images captured with the new lenses, and the prints that are to be created with the new PIXMA PRO-200 printer.”

Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens
The Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens is ideal for photography enthusiasts ranging from advanced amateur to professional skill levels. The compact and lightweight nature of the lens makes it Canon’s shortest and lightest 70-200mm F4 zoom lens to date. This RF lens is approximately 32 percent shorter and 11 percent lighter than its EF counterpart with a large portion of the lens element arrangement closer to the camera body. This arrangement is designed to provide photographers with a more balanced feel and experience even at the zoom range’s telephoto end. Additionally, the shorter and lighter design allows the lens to more easily be stowed away in a camera bag when not in use.

The RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM features two independent Nano USM motors, providing an even greater level of high-speed autofocus for still image shooting as well as quiet and smooth autofocus for video shooting. The lens also incorporates a floating focus control that drives the two lens groups individually while using the two aforementioned Nano USM motors. The floating focus lens element shortens the focusing distance and helps reduce breathing, providing users with fast, consistent and reliable performance.

Additional Features of The Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM Lens Include:

  • 16 lens elements in 11 groups, including four UD lenses, that help to reduce chromatic aberration
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 Stops[i] of Shake Correction
  • Up to 7.5 stops[ii] of Shake Correction with coordinated control of Optical Image Stabilizer and In-Body Image Stabilizer
  • Three stabilizer modes
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO
  • 12-pin communication system
  • L-Series dust and weather-resistant build with a fluorine coating
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.97 feet and a maximum magnification of 0.28x
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC) that helps minimize lens flare and ghosting

Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM Lens
Creatives love using a 50mm lens because that focal length is similar to the natural viewpoint of the human field of vision. This perspective allows for the lens to be used in a wide variety of shooting situations, including portraits, landscapes and food photography. What’s more, Canon 50mm f/1.8 lenses have long been a popular tool for both photographers and creators due to their budget-friendly price point, extremely compact and lightweight form factor, and versatility.

The tradition continues with the RF50mm F1.8 STM that, in many ways, is improved over its EF counterpart. The first visually noticeable improvement is the customizable control ring that has become synonymous with RF lenses. The control ring allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO and with a flip of the side switch can adjust focus. The inclusion of a PMo aspherical lens helps to reduce chromatic aberration and provides high-image quality even at the periphery of the image. Additionally, the combination of the lens shape and Super Spectra Coating (SSC) helps to minimize ghosting and flaring.

Additional Features of The Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM Lens Include:

  • Six lens elements in five groups
  • 12-pin communication system
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.98ft and a maximum magnification of 0.25x
  • Up to 7 Stops[iii] of Shake Correction with EOS R Series cameras with In-Body Image Stabilizer

Canon PIXMA PRO-200 Printer
Continuing a long history of high-quality input to output digital imaging equipment, the PIXMA PRO-200 printer is 15% smaller than its predecessor, the PIXMA PRO-100. With the ability to print up to 13 inches x 19 inches and featuring improved ChromaLife 100+ dye-based ink, the latest PRO printer helps to create prints that are more representative of the original digital file. A helpful tool of the trade for photographers who print work for themselves and graphic artists or photography students working on their portfolios from their homes, the PIXMA PRO-200 printer also features:

  • A new 3-inch LCD screen to help users set up the printer, connect to WiFi, monitor ink and paper levels for an improved user experience
  • New Skew Correction feature, which automatically corrects shifts the paper may encounter during printing
  • Professional print and layout software, which can work as a stand-alone program, or integrated into Adobe® Lightroom® or Photoshop® as a plugin to work within a photographer’s workflow, to help take the guesswork out of making great prints
  • Vast media support to print on a variety of surfaces such as Canon Photo Paper Pro Luster and Premium Fine Art Rough, as well as the ability to print longer panoramic images in comparison to previous models

Pricing and Availability
The Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM, and RF50mm F1.8 STM lenses are scheduled to be available in early and mid-December 2020 for a suggested retail price of $1,599.00 and $199.99, respectively*.

The Canon PIXMA PRO-200 printer is scheduled to be available later in November 2020 for a suggested retail price of $599.99*.

First Leaked Specs For Upcoming Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 & RF 70-200mm f/4L IS Lenses

Canon RF 70-200mm F/4L Review

First specifications for the upcoming Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses leaked over the web.

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM (leaked image & lens diagram):

  • 6 optical elements in 5 groups
  • 7 aperture blades
  • 0.3m minimum focusing distance
  • 0.25x magnification
  • filter diameter: 43mm
  • 69.2 x 40.5mm
  • 160g
  • Price: $199

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS (images):

  • 16 optical elements in 11 groups
  • 4 UD elements
  • 9 aperture blades
  • minimum focusing distance: 0.6m
  • 0.28x magnification
  • filter diameter: 77mm
  • image stabilisation up to 5 stops (on EOS R/RP)
  • image stabilisation up o 7.5 stops (on EOS R5/R6)
  • 83.5 x 119mm
  • 695g
  • price: $1,599

We expect the announcement for both lenses within days.

[via Nokishita]

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS To Be Released Within Days

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8

The Nifty-Fifty (RF 50mm f/1.8 STM) for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system might be announced within days along with another RF lens.

A tweet by Nokishita suggests the announcement of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM (patent) and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS lenses for the EOS R system is a matter of a few days.

Canon will also release the ET-83G (WIII) and ES-65B lens hoods.

Stay tuned.