Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Review (DPReview TV)

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS Review

DPReview TV’s Chris and Jordan review the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens. This a very interesting lens, with lots of positive reviews.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Chris and Jordan say:

Over a year after it was announced, Chris and Jordan had the chance to play with the Canon RF 100mm F2.8 L IS Macro! Alongside the expected improvements in autofocus speed and optical performance, this lens feature Spherical Aberration Correction, which allows you to change the look of out-of-focus areas. Is this new lens worth the premium price?

More coverage of this outstanding lens is listed here.

Preorders in USA are open at $1,399: B&H Photo | Adorama. If you are based in UK we recommend Park Cameras. More worldwide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II – Is There A Difference?

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L

Many Canon EOS R owner wonder if they should replace their EF lenses with RF versions, or just use the EF lenses with the adapter. Here is a RF 24-70mm f/2.8L vs EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II comparison.

Todd Dominey wanted to know if there is any difference between the Canon RF 24-70 f/2.8L and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II. He says:

Is there a qualitative difference between the RF 24-70 and the decade-old EF 24-70 II? I was curious to find out, so I photographed the world’s largest junkyard of vintage cars (~4500 rusting vehicles across six miles) using both lenses on the Canon EOS R5.

More RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here.

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Today Only: Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S to RF-Mount – $59.95 (reg. $89.95)

Vello Auto Lens Adapter

Only for today (5/4/2022) B&H Photo has a 33% discount on the Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera.

At a glance:

  • Canon EF/EF-S Lens to RF Camera
  • Enables Autofocus and Auto Exposure
  • Camera Image Stabilization Enabled
  • Transfers Lens Exif Metadata to Camera
  • Anti-Reflective Matte Black Interior
  • Removable Tripod Foot
  • 1/4″-20 Tripod Foot Accessory Threads
  • Lightweight, Durable Metal Construction

Get the Vello Auto Lens Adapter for Canon EF/EF-S Lens to Canon RF-Mount Camera on sale at $59.95. Compare at $89.95.

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Canon Patent: 200mm f/2, 300mm f/2.8 And 500mm f/4 (RF mount?)

Canon Patent

Canon patent application for some telephoto zooms, for the EOS R system I guess.

Canon patent application 2020196094 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for three telephoto zoom lenses:

  • 200mm f/2
  • 300mm f/2.8
  • 500mm f/4

As a shooting optical system having a long focal length, a so-called telephoto type shooting optical system is known. The telephoto type photographic optical system is used, for example, in a single focus super-telephoto lens.

In the photographing optical system described in Patent Document 1, the second lens group having a negative refractive power is moved during focusing. Here, the second lens group is arranged at a position relatively close to the first lens group, and it cannot be said that the focus group can be sufficiently reduced in size and weight.

An object of the present invention is to provide an optical system that is lightweight and has chromatic aberration and other aberrations satisfactorily corrected, and an image pickup apparatus having the same.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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IS A Canon RF 20-40mm f/4 STM Pancake Lens On Its Way?

Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Canon might soon announce a RF 20-40mm f/4 STM pancake lens for the EOS R system.

The rumor surfaced on Weibo, and not much is revealed. Here the machine translated text:

It is whispered that a Canon RF 20-40mm F4 STM full-frame mirrorless pancake lens that emphasizes portability and convenience when shooting movies is under development (generally credible). RF mount video pancake lenses have also been rumored once before, but there is no new news since then.

Guess it is entirely possible for Canon to release such a lens. Time will tell. Stay tuned.

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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L Review (monster of a lens with monster performance)

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Review Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Here is a new Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L review. The RF 28-70mm f/2 is one of Canon’s “boutique lenses” for the EOS R system.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2 to f/22
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Optical Limits posted their fuzll Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L review, and they underline the many virtues of this not-budget lens, of this outstanding lens. From their conclusion:

The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 USM L is everything that you can expect from it – it is a monster of a lens with a monster performance. This is especially true for the broader center quality which is as good as on the best prime lenses. The outer image field is also superb in the lower zoom range. The corners soften a bit at 70mm but remain easily on a good level. That’s on a 45-megapixel sensor. On 20 to 30 megapixels, the lens is almost perfect. The native image distortions can be noticeable at 28mm but not an issue beyond. The native vignetting is quite high at f/2 but that’s no different from prime lenses. Auto-correction comes to the rescue in both cases, of course. Lateral CAs are absolutely negligible. The quality of the bokeh is good but there is a little room for improvement here. However, that’s complaining on a very high level really. The rather massive focus-breathing isn’t ideal for videos though.

The build quality is excellent which isn’t surprising given its professional target audience. The materials and assembly quality are top of the class. Weather-sealing is a natural feature at this price point anyway […] Read the review at Optical Limits…

More coverage of the outstanding Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L is listed here.

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

Besides the review featured here, below you can watch a short overview of this amazing piece of glass.

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