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Canon rolled out the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

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As promised to the EOS R users earlier in Feb 2019, Canon today has rolled out the much-awaited RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, one of the holy trinity must-have super wide-angle zoom lens.

RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM Key Features:

  • High quality ultra-wide focal length lens
  • 15-35mm mm focal length provides a range of wide angles suitable for landscapes or architecture.
  • Fast fixed F2.8 aperture for shooting in low light conditions
  • 3 Aspherical and 2 UD elements ensure the highest resolution from edge to edge of the image – 5 stop image stabilizer enabling handheld even at low shutter speeds
  • Nano USM motor for fast, smooth, silent operation idea for video
  • Control Ring – giving direct control over Tv/Av/ISO settings
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.28 m with 0.22x magnification
  • SWC (Sub wavelength structure Coating) and ASC (Air Sphere Coating) prevents flare and ghosting from deteriorating image quality

The RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM is built on the pioneering RF Mount offering new optical designs and lens potential. RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM has 2 Ultra low dispersion and 3 moulded glass aspheric lens elements. The composition corrects aberration, distortion, and astigmatism enabling high-contrast images, with edge-to-edge sharpness across the entire zoom range.

This lens has a fixed, fast F2.8 aperture providing professionals with low-light shooting capabilities, as well as precise control over depth of field. These wide aperture lenses enable stunningly sharp images when using higher shutter speed in low-light, giving photographers the creative freedom in varies shooting scenarios.

The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is a high performance, ultra-wide-angle zoom lens, providing the flexibility of a selection of popular wide-angle focal lengths, making it ideal for photographers capturing landscape and architecture. It is the widest Canon zoom lens ever to feature an F2.8 aperture. The large F2.8 aperture also makes this lens a strong choice for professionals who specialise in sports, press and astrophotography.

The RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is Canon’s first fast aperture zoom lenses to include Nano USM technology. Nano USM lenses use a motor system that delivers high speed focusing for photography, as well as continuous smooth, virtually silent focusing for video recording – making these lenses an essential tool for videographers also using the EOS R System as unnecessary focus sounds aren’t recorded during shooting.

The control ring is a special feature of the RF lens, control ring can be assigned to aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation, allowing full customisation alongside the full-time manual focus ring. The standard L-series lens characteristics are the dust and sealing and a fluorine coating on the front and rear elements, to repel oil and water, designed with shooting in the peace of mind in harsh, challenging and demanding conditions.

Local price is not announced and stock to be expected to hot the shelves in the end of Sept 2019. Visit my.canon for details.

Firmware Update
To complement the introduction of these lenses, Canon is releasing firmware updates for the EOS R and EOS RP which further enhances the eye detection AF performance of both mirrorless cameras.  The update enables the camera to detect and focus on the eyes of subjects at great distances compared to the previous firmware, as well as offering faster acquisition and improved accuracy and tracking. In addition to this, listening to Canon’s customer feedback, firmware engineers have simplified the AF Eye Tracking indicators and improved the indicators refresh rate on both the EOS R and EOS RP making it much easier for professionals and enthusiasts to following the action and keep shooting with confidence. The update will be available for public download before the end of September.

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