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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

BH #CA70200RF • MFR #3792C002
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
This impressive L-Series lens offers a telephoto zoom focal length for getting closer to faraway subjects. Canon's lightest and shortest 70-200mm f/2.8 lens ever, the RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM is engineered to make traveling more comfortable, offering a compact and portable design that's easy to pack and carry wherever you go.
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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Overview

Versatile Telephoto Zoom Lens for EOS RF-Mount Mirrorless Cameras
This impressive L-Series lens offers a telephoto zoom focal length for getting closer to faraway subjects. Canon's lightest and shortest 70-200mm f/2.8 lens ever, the RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM is engineered to make traveling more comfortable, offering a compact and portable design that's easy to pack and carry wherever you go.
Constant f/2.8 Aperture
  • Bright f/2.8 constant maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range and suits working in low-light conditions as well as affords increased control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
  • The front and rear elements feature a protective Fluorine coating to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning significantly easier.
Advanced Optical Design
  • One UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) element and one Super UD element help to minimize chromatic aberrations and color fringing in order to provide greater clarity and color accuracy.
  • Two 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.
Dual Nano USM AF System
    Dual Nano USM system utilizes both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to realize quick and accurate focusing.
  • Smooth and nearly silent autofocus suits both photography and video applications.
  • Full-time manual focus control available when working in the one-shot AF mode.
Optical Image Stabilization
  • An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by five stops.
  • Enables working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
  • Three discrete IS modes are available: standard single-shot mode, a panning-optimized mode, and a mode that only activates the Image Stabilizer during the exposure.
Customizable Control Ring
  • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Analog Controls
  • Focus Limiter switch allows selecting subject focal range.
  • Auto Focus / Manual Focus selector switch
  • image Stabilizer switch and Stabilizer Mode Selector switch.
Rugged, Weather-Resistant Design
  • Weather-resistant design protects against dust and moisture to enable use in inclement conditions.
  • L-Series level vibration shock resistance in the lens barrel, helping to maintain focus and settings even in turbulent situations.
Rotating Tripod Collar
  • Removable rotating tripod collar is included and benefits working with the lens atop a tripod or monopod.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Specs

Focal Length70 to 200mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View34° to 12°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.54 x 5.75" / 89.9 x 146 mm
Length at Maximum Extension8.03" / 204 mm
Weight2.35 lb / 1070 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.67 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.25 x 6.8 x 6.6"

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Reviews

Only one flaw

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-21

Great lens and I appreciate the size however if you shoot sports and like to use the tripod collar on a monopod to quickly change from horizontal to vertical, well forget it. The tripod collar is terrible it's nothing like the old 70-200.

One of the great medium zoom lenses of all time.

By David J
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

Over a span of many decades I have owned many medium range zoom lenses. This is the best one ever. It is light, fast and has very sharp focus.

Good but not great

By Aaron
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-06

This lens almost hit everything out of the park. Pros: Sharp, light & compact Cons: Focus ring is further out than before and you have to really crank your hand/wrist in order to hit 200mm. Before I could roll my thumb and I could go from 70-200mm and all is well. With this it literally takes me 2 or 3 tries before i hit 200mm. Not the end of the world but definitely not ideal. Normally we buy two of everything but with this flaw, we will not be buying another. Overall I like the lens, but the focus ring and having to crank your hand/thumb to hit 200 is annoying

Sharpness in the dark

By Randolph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-05

I photograph a football game and the sharpness I got out of this lens is amazing.

My Go-To Lens

By Deborah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-22

My favorite lens ... always my go-to for portraits!

MORE THAN I IMAGINED

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-19

I packed this with my EOS R and went to a festival around my town. I usually do videography work and I tested it handheld and the stabilization of the lens (remember, the R doesn't have it) is great. As I was using it handheld, I could change the settings to photo quickly and the image quality is beyond expectations. Buy it.

AMAZINGLY SHARP

By Jimmy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-18

This lens has met my expectations and beyond. The price is worth it for this zoom lens. It is so sharp and clear, even at 200mm. I was on the verge of purchasing an 85mm prime lens but decided at the last minute not to because this lens, when this 70-200mm is locked at 85mm, it does the job well. I will instead go for a 50mm prime for my kit thanks to this 70-200mm for being so versatile.

The perfect creamy dreamy lens

By Amanda
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-13

The RF 70-200 2.8 is an absolute dream! I use it for weddings during the ceremony and for sports photos and it performs flawlessly for both.

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