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Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (Canon RF)

BH #CA1535RF • MFR #3682C002
Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens (Canon RF)
Key Features
  • Full-Frame | f/2.8 to f/22
  • Fast Wide-Angle Zoom
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
Covering a versatile wide-angle focal length range, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM from Canon is also characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. This bright design enables working in available light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field. The range of wide focal lengths suits working in a variety of situations, from landscape to documentary shooting, and this zoom is complemented by an advanced optical design that greatly reduces color fringing and distortion for high clarity and sharpness. An Air-Sphere coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in bright conditions.
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Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS Overview

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Covering a versatile wide-angle focal length range, the RF 15-35mm f/2.8 L IS USM from Canon is also characterized by its bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture. This bright design enables working in available light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field. The range of wide focal lengths suits working in a variety of situations, from landscape to documentary shooting, and this zoom is complemented by an advanced optical design that greatly reduces color fringing and distortion for high clarity and sharpness. An Air-Sphere coating has also been applied to reduce flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in bright conditions.

Complementing the imaging capabilities is an apt Nano USM focus system, which delivers fast, nearly silent autofocus performance with full-time manual focus override. An Image Stabilizer also compensates for up to five stops of camera shake to help produce sharper handheld shots in difficult lighting conditions. A unique Control Ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself. Additionally, this 15-35mm is weather-sealed and has a fluorine coating to protect the front and rear elements.

Wide-angle zoom lens is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless cameras.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and suits working in available light conditions.
Two UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) elements help to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to provide greater clarity and color accuracy.
Three aspherical elements are used to correct spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
An Air-Sphere Coating (ASC) has been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by five stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
Nano USM system utilizes both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to realize quick and accurate focusing that is also smooth and nearly silent to suit both photography and video applications. This focusing system also affords full-time manual focus control when working in the one-shot AF mode.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front and rear element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning these elements significantly easier.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803323511

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS Specs

Focal Length15 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View110° 30' to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.21x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 4.99" / 88.5 x 126.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5" / 127 mm
Weight1.85 lb / 840 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.545 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.9 x 5.4 x 5.4"

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS Reviews

Might be my walkaround lens

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-17

Fast, crips. I dig this lens.

Great lens

By Josh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-29

Exactly what I expected

A super sharp zoom lens with amazing image stablization

By Daxin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

Very sharp lens. Auto focus is very fast, too. Very very minor vignetting at very wide side, but very easy to fix in photoshop. Most importantly, the image stabilization works amazingly, you could even hand hold the camera to picture a waterfall by standing very closely. I also tried to shoot a landscape picture with milky way in the sky, the lens delivered very amazing results. In all, a stunning landscape lens to me, and superior quality under dark environment.

One warning.

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-23

Just received the lens. I like it, but a word to the wise. On my first outing and the local state park. I had the lens hood fall off twice. The first time I heard it hit the ground and figured I didn't seat it properly. The second time I had backtrack to find it. I'm left handed and tend to sling the camera over my right side. I found that this located the release button next to my body and if the release button somehow get pushed it does not have to be held to allow the hood to turn, which is not true of my other lenses. I mount the lens with the canon name facing downward to avoid. Probably not a common problem, but a replacement is $60 and knowing how it happen might be important.

Was unsure...now glad I did

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-19

Was not sure I would even use this lens much but now it's glued on my C70. It's perfect for the close up product filming /demonstration work I do. Skin tones amazing, detailed without being too edgy, lighter than the 24-70 which gives me more stable hand held shots. Just wide enough to give a realistic perspective. Very happy with this lens and that they dropped the price $400.

Top Notch Wide Angle Lens

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

After using EF lens for a year on my R5, I upgraded to the RF 15-35 lens and it is a much-improved version of the 16-35 EF lens. If you own an R5, then I highly recommend the upgrade to RF glass.

Fantastic Lens

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-09

This is an all around solid lens by Canon. I use it for a majority of my photo shoots. I can't say enough good things about it! Well worth the money!

Fast and accurate

By Rob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-07

This is my third RF lens. Like it's siblings, it is fast and accurate. I upgraded from an EF 16-35 for my R5 camera. While the EF worked well, the RF has faster auto focus with the R5. Love it.

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