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Canon launches slow affordable telephoto lenses in RF mount

Canon launches slow affordable telephoto lenses in RF mount

Canon has launched a series of slow and affordable telephoto lenses for the RF mount and a 85mm f2 lens.

Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

The Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM is a high-performance and versatile super-telephoto zoom lens that will find its way into the bags of many photographers. The compact and lightweight lens features optical image stabilization of up to five stops* of shake correction with three different IS modes, including standard, panning and during exposure only. Two Nano USM motors are at the heart of this lens and provide users with high-speed, smooth and quiet auto focus with a minimum focusing distance of three feet.

RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM

Additional features of the Canon RF100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM include:

  • Rotation-Type zoom ring and torque adjustment allows for precision control and feel
  • Customizable control ring that enables photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Canon L-Series grade dust and weather-resistant construction with a fluorine coating
  • Lens hood with side window allows specialty filters to be adjusted even while Lens Hood is attached
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders (from 300 to 500mm focal length)

The 100-500 mm is a very nice zoom range and has become popular with photographers. Though Canon has 100-400 mm f3.5-5.6 lens in the EF mount, the 400 mm often falls short while photographing distance subjects like birds as well as leopard sitting in a tree at a distance. The 500 mm will help solve that issue to a great extent. However, the maximum aperture of 7.1 is still usable especially since these days the new cameras have got very good high ISO performance. With a 1.4 extender this lens can act as an 800 mm f 10 lens. So even shooting birds becomes possible.

Availability: September 2020

Price: $2,699.00 US Dollars



 

Canon RF600mm and 800mm F11 IS STM

The Canon RF 600 mm and RF 800 mm F11 IS STM lenses are the first fixed focal length super-telephoto RF lenses and are incredibly compact and lightweight. The portability of the new lenses is made even greater due to the ability for the lens barrel to retract and lock in place when the lenses are stowed away and not in use. Diffractive Optics technology helps to reduce the necessary number of lenses and greatly diminish the cost of the lenses, making them affordable for a broader group of photographers.

Canon RF 800 mm f11 IS STM lens

 

Canon RF600mm_IS_STM

Additional features of the Canon RF600mm and RF800mm F11 IS STM lenses include:

  • Lightweight – the RF600mm weighs approximately 2.05lb and the RF800mm weighs approximately 2.78lb, respectively
  • Compact size, RF600mm measures approximately 7.85inch and RF800mm with 9measures approximately 11.09inch when retracted, respectively
  • Fixed f/11 aperture
  • Optical image stabilization of five stops* for the RF600mm and four stops* for the RF800mm of Shake Correction
  • Lead screw-type STM enables smooth auto focusing for still-image and video shooting
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Compatible with the new 1.4x and 2x RF lens extenders

Availability: July 2020

Price: Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM lens is priced at $699.99 US Dollars

and Canon RF 800mm f11 IS STM lens is priced at $899.99 US Dollars.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM

The third RF85mm lens in the RF lineup, the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM is compact and lightweight, featuring a bright f/2 aperture helping to capture images that have exceptional bokeh. The lens features a maximum magnification of 0.5x and a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, providing users with macro-photography capability. Additional features of the Canon RF85mm F2 MACRO IS STM include:

  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to five stops* of Shake Correction
  • Hybrid IS compensates for angular and shift camera shake during macro photography
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes.
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Nine blade Circular Aperture

Availability: October 2020

Price: Canon RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM lens is priced at $599.99 US Dollars.

 

RF Lens Extenders

Lens extenders have long been a practical and useful tool for a variety of photographers. That story continues with the introduction of the Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x. The new lens extenders inherit the same high image quality, precision AF and reliability, such as being drip and dustproof, of EF lens extenders. When used in combination with the newly-released compatible lenses, the capturing range can be dramatically increased, providing consumers with additional use cases for their existing RF lenses.

Canon Extender RF 2x

Availability: end July 2020.

Price: The RF Extender 1.4x and 2x are priced at $499.99 and $599.99** each.

Canon Extender RF 1.4x

 



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