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Canon Unveils Three New RF Lenses – Including a “World First” – Bringing Photographers Next Level Capabilities

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Canon Unveils Three New RF Lenses – Including a “World First” – Bringing Photographers Next Level Capabilities

Today, alongside the announcement of the development of the EOS R3 (https://bit.ly/3uTm81Y), a high-speed, highly responsive professional mirrorless camera designed to give sports and sports photographers news the advantage of capturing fast action, Canon Europe (www .Canon-europe.com) announces three new RF lenses.

The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM (https://bit.ly/3x9ZCDN) and the RF 600mm F4L IS USM (https://bit.ly/3aoec0J) join its wide range of optically excellent RF lenses and peak. designed for Canon’s EOS R system – a system designed to stand the test of time and deliver unmatched capabilities to the photographers of today and tomorrow. Ideal for professional wildlife and sports photographers, these super telephoto lenses are the first in the RF line to feature a dual power drive method, allowing cameras to focus faster than ever before, helping professionals to follow the action, even when shooting at 30 fps.

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM (https://bit.ly/3ecsZwO) – the world’s first macro AF lens with 1.4x magnification is also launched today. [1]. This lens is a must have kit for all photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals, looking to advance their creative skills with the powerful benefits of EOS R System cameras and lenses.

RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM – super telephoto lenses with incredible focus speeds

The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 600mm F4L IS USM are based on the revolutionary EF 400mm f / 2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f / 4L III USM respectively – two popular super telephoto lenses for professional sport and wildlife photographers. While the optics and mechanics of the lenses are largely the same as the EF versions, the capabilities of these super telephoto lenses are to the next level as they take full advantage of Canon’s revolutionary EOS R system and RF mount.

Amine Djouahra, Director of B2C Sales and Marketing at Canon North and Central Africa, said: “Professionals using the lenses will benefit from incredible focal lengths – even more when used with the 1.4x and 2x RF Extenders – Ultra-high optical performance, fast focusing, reduced weight and improved balance when used with a Canon EOS R System camera. “

The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and the RF 600mm F4L IS USM feature the outstanding features of Canon’s RF lenses, such as 1/8 diaphragm aperture control for video and enhanced optical image stabilization, a function activated by the RF Mount communication system, providing 5.5 stops [2]. On top of that, the lenses support a dual power drive method for faster autofocus with future cameras. As a result, professionals can film distant, fast-moving actions that would end in milliseconds. Both lenses also feature three manual focus speeds, for precise control and permanent manual focus – allowing adjustments to be made without changing modes. Plus, professionals can store two focus presets for quick recall, saving them time when they need to react quickly and allowing them to focus when shooting video. The focus ring can also be used as a control ring with some EOS R series cameras.

Through the use of Fluorite and Super UD glass as well as ASC and Super Spectra coatings, even at its maximum aperture of f / 2.8, the RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM delivers exceptional sharpness across the frame. The RF 600mm F4L IS USM shares that same benefit of minimized distortion and glare – even at the lens’ f / 4 max aperture – ensuring professional images are of the highest quality edge to edge. Operating confidently in low light conditions, the RF 600mm F4L IS USM, with its large f / 4 aperture, and the RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM with its f / 2.8 aperture, both take Support 5.5 stops of image stabilization – reducing camera shake even in low light conditions, making them perfect for professionals to achieve the winning shot in any condition.

Designed to inspire confidence, both lenses are lightweight and can withstand the rigors of professional use. Whether photographers are on a rainy sideline or a dusty safari, the lenses stand the test with their legendary L-Series build quality and heat-reflecting white finish.

RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM – the perfect macro and portrait lens

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM is a truly versatile lens, and an “ must have ” kitbag for professionals, semi-professionals and enthusiasts of macro, still life and portrait photography. Its above-average magnification ratio of 1.4: 1 – made possible by the floating lens system and short rear focus – allows photographers to capture exceptional close-up detail. The flattering 100mm focal length with f / 2.8 aperture is perfect for those looking for striking portraits.

In addition to its incredible magnification, remarkable functionality and an improvement over its EF version – the EF 100mm f / 2.8L Macro IS USM – is a new variable spherical aberration control ring and adjustable. Photographers can vary the look of the background and foreground bokeh, while still allowing them to create an artistic blur on the subject. Its maximum aperture of f / 2.8 with 9 blades offers shallow depth of field and beautiful bokeh. Boasting the professional-quality image quality seen in Canon’s entire line of RF lenses, the advanced 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM RF lens design ensures crisp, high-contrast images from edge to edge. other.

The RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM also features optical image stabilization up to 5 stops and combined 8-stop image stabilizer (according to CIPA standards) when used with the ‘EOS R5 and EOS R6, which greatly reduces camera shake when held in the hand. Dual Nano USM autofocus delivers smooth, precise, high-speed autofocus that is virtually silent, while focus breathing is also suppressed, making it ideal for shooting from films and in post-production during focus stacking.

For more information on today’s launches – the RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM, the RF 600mm F4L IS USM and the RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM and the EOS R3 visit here – https: / /bit.ly/3uTm81Y.


[1] For interchangeable autofocus lens, for full frame mirrorless cameras. Canon survey as of April 13, 2021

[2] Based on CIPA standards

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