Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Hands-on Photos

October 24, 2019 | Mark Goldstein | Compact System Camera , Lenses | Comment |

Want to see exactly what the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens looks like in the flesh?

Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens, including a side-by-side comparison with the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM DSLR lens.

As you can see in the product shots below, the new RF 70-200mm is much shorter than the EF version at 70mm (27%), but extends to become slightly longer when set to 200mm, reaching 2045mm in length. 

It's also slightly wider than the EF lens, albeit lighter by 28% thanks to the use of fewer lens elements, weighing in at 1480g.

The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM completes the trinity of f/2.8 lenses for the EOS R system, covering 15-200mm in three lenses.

Optically it's comprised of 17 elements in 13 groups, including 4 UD and 1 Super ED elements and has a SWC coating to help combat flare.

It can focus as close as 70cm, a big improvement on the 1.2m close focusing distance of the EF version.

Dual Nanon USM motors ensure that the autofocusing is more accurate, quieter and faster whilst requiring less energy than the EF version.

The new lens is dust and water resistant, and offers 5-stops of image stabilisation when mounted on the EOS R camera.

A gallery of hands-on photos of the new Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM mirrorless camera lens.

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