Canon is set to revolutionize the world of super-telephoto zoom lenses with the announcement of the Canon RF200-800mm Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens. This lightweight lens is designed to cater to a wide range of users, from nature enthusiasts capturing wildlife to photojournalists and video creators in need of extended focal lengths.
The RF 200-800mm boasts an impressive construction with 17 elements in 11 groups, including three UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements and Canon’s Super Spectra Coating. Although there were rumors of it being a DO (diffractive optics) lens, Canon clarifies that it’s not.
One standout feature of this lens is its Image Stabilization (I.S.) capability, offering 7.5 stops at 200mm and 5.5 stops at 800mm. Notably, it automatically detects panning and adjusts IS accordingly, eliminating the need for a manual switch.
External controls include an AF/MF button, two custom function buttons, and a combined MF/Control ring. The lens also includes a non-removable tripod collar with 3/8″ and 1/4″-20 threads for added stability.
Although it has a maximum aperture of F9 at 800mm, you can zoom in for a lower aperture. It’s also compatible with RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, offering an impressive 1600mm of effective reach.
The Canon RF200-800mm Super-Telephoto Zoom Lens is designed with convenience in mind, featuring internal focus and a single Nano USM motor for quick and silent autofocus. It’s weather-resistant and accepts 95mm screw-in filters, even including Canon’s ET-101 hood.
With an expected availability date of December 14 and a retail price of $1899, the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM is set to be a game-changer for those seeking super-telephoto options without compromising on quality and versatility. Whether you’re capturing distant wildlife or shooting compelling video footage, this lens is poised to become an essential addition to your gear arsenal.
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