With the official launch today, this RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens joins the other two RF lenses launched earlier to complete the “Holy Trinity”.
Following the announcement of the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM in August this year, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM completes Canon’s F2.8L zoom trinity lens series – three kit bag essential RF lenses enabling professionals and enthusiasts to capture subjects in practically any scenario with their large, bright f/2.8 aperture and zoom range.
A lighter, shorter and trinity staple lens
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM weighs approximately 1,070g and is 146mm in length at its shortest – that’s around 28 per cent lighter and 27 per cent shorter than the existing EF mount model – photographers have the flexibility to shoot for longer periods of time, comfortably to capture the winning shot. The first RF lens with a white heat shield coating, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will perform at a premium high standard whatever the weather.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is the first Canon lens to support an electronic floating focus control that drives the two lens groups individually with Dual Nano USMs – with this a high degree of quietness, power saving, and high-speed operation is achieved without sacrificing the lens’ compact size.
Equipped with Dual Nano USMs, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM also achieves high-precision still image AF and smooth movie AF in combination with the EOS R series Dual Pixel CMOS AF. This combination reduces focus breathing for video shooting. Coupled with 5 Stop IS (Image Stabilizer), images will be pin-sharp even when slowing the shutter speed down and in dark scenes – expanding the possibilities for handheld shooting.
Utilising a large diameter and short back focus the degree of freedom in lens design, compared to conventional EF lenses, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM helps achieve exceptionally high image quality. Ensuring images are of premium quality, each aberration is successfully corrected by glass-moulded aspherical lenses, UD lenses and Super UD lenses. In addition to this, SWC – a coating that achieves anti-reflectivity reducing flaring and ghosting – is used.
With its ASC anti-reflective coating reducing flaring and ghosting and the effective arrangement of ground aspherical lenses, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and the rest of Canon’s RF lens line-up enables professionals and enthusiasts to achieve outstandingly optically excellent images.
RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM is dust and water-resistant enabling photographers to handle all weather conditions – giving peace of mind that, whatever the scenario, the kit will withstand the pressures and produce optically excellent images. The highly customisable control ring makes it possible to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed, and exposure compensation as desired. The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM features, a newly designed compact tripod mount which can be removed with a simple operation, to quickly change the vertical and horizontal framing when using a tripod.
- World’s shortest and lightest interchangeable lens with a focal length of 70-200mm f/2.8 for interchangeable lens cameras with a 35mm Full Frame image sensor – ideal for sports, wildlife and portraits
- Fast f/2.8 aperture throughout the zoom range
- 5 Stop IS (Image Stabilizer ) for blur-free images
- Fast-focusing with Dual Nano USMs
- L- series quality and weatherproofing
Expected to be available this December, price is not available at writing time. You could contact Canon Malaysia for more information.