Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L Review: The Best Prime Lens You Can Get?

Rf 50mm F/1.2L Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review. We know that the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L is an outstanding lens, one in the “boutique lenses” collection to show what the EOS R and the RF mount are capable of.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 10-Blade Diaphragm

Peter McKinnon reviews the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, and has no doubts that it is the “best prime lens. period“.

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L review stuff is listed here.

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Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM & RF 600mm f/4L IS Lenses Review

RF 400mm F/2.8L

The Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS are two professional and expensive optical masterpieces by Canon, Together the two super-telephoto lenses are worth $25,000.

The Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS have been announced in April 2021, along with the first development announcement of the EOS R3. Indeed, both lenses seem to have been made for the R3. Gordon Laing had the rare chance to have the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and the RF 600mm f/4L IS in his hands and he shares his review and impression in the video below.

Impressive lenses. Thanks Gordon. Canon made some other awesome lenses for the EOS R3.

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
  • Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings
  • Customizable Electronic Focusing Ring
  • Two Focus Presets
  • Circular 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS:

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

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
  • Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings
  • Customizable Electronic Focusing Ring
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Two Focus Presets
  • Circular 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rotatable Tripod Collar

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS:

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

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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS Review (good mechanical quality)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a review of the inexpensive Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS lens for the EOS R system. It seems the mechanical quality is the only good thing they found.

Optical Limits tested the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS, and their verdict isn’t very positive:

In absolute terms, it’s clearly a sub-standard lens. Its native characteristics range from good to downright terrible. The miserable vignetting and distortions have to be seen to be believed. Conversely, the resolution is actually pretty decent – which is a bit of a pity because you just won’t use this lens without auto-correction.

That’s being said – it is highly unlikely that you invest thousands into a high-megapixel camera and then just a few hundred on a cheap kit zoom lens. The pixel-level sharpness increases towards lower sensor resolutions and the vast majority of users have cameras featuring 20 to 30 megapixels (as of the time of this review). Within this context, the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS makes much more sense. The 24mm setting will still not be perfect here but it’s certainly usable.

[…] the mechanical quality of the lens is pretty good for a kit zoom lens. The used materials are of high quality. The (extending-)inner lens tube is a bit wobbly though and this seems to be a theme across Canon consumer-grade Canon lenses.

Read the review at Optical Limits…

Other reviewers have a less negative opinion about this lens. All Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM IS reviews are listed here.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon EF to RF Mount Adapter Comparison Review

Rf Mount

There are various EF to RF mount adapters you can use. They range from $99 to $400. Here is a comparison review.

Todd Dominey compares the four EF to RF mount adapters Canon makes.

Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS Added To List Of Lenses Having Supply Shortage

RF 14-35mm F/4L IS

It seems demand for the new Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS is higher than Canon can fulfill.

Canon Japan posted a product notice where they point out that the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS (and other lenses, see below) are having supply shortage.

We have received more orders than expected for each of the following products, and it will take some time before delivery.

We thank you for your many orders and apologize for any inconvenience caused to our customers. Thank you kindly look forward for your understanding.

[Applicable products]

・ RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 IS USM

・ RF 100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM

・ RF4 00mm F2.8 L IS USM

・ RF 600mm F4 L IS USM

・ Ring type tripod mount E (B)

・ RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM

Pre-orders for the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS are available but it seems uncertain when the lens will be delivered. An August 2021 shipping start was predicted by Canon. If you are interested in the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS it might be a good idea to act quickly.

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

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Canon RF 600mm f/11 Review – The Perfect Wildlife Lens For Beginners?

Canon Rf 600mm F/11 Review

Here is a new 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 many positive reviews.

DPReview TV posted their Canon RF 600mm f/11 review.

Chris turns a trip to Calgary Zoo into something of a safari, as he reviews the Canon RF 600mm F11 USM as a wildlife lens. Its long focal length and relatively modest price make it an attractive option for birding and nature photography but, as Chris discovers, it’s not without limitations.

Enjoy.

Also interesting: 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

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

Canon RF 800mm f/11

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

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