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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

Another Amazing Lens from Canon!

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-01

This lens is super fast and produces amazing results! If you're wondering if it's worth it, the answer is yes. Skip Starbucks next year and add this to your bag. It's a better investment.

Awesome Lens

By Elton
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-17

Best lens I've had in quite some time, superb upgrade to the last version!

A lens EVERY photographer must

By Rui
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-14

Initially I was debating if I needed this lens... now that I have it... I know that I made the right decision

feels great...and light!

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-08

It took awhile to finally give up the 70-200 f2.8 mk2 EF and buy its RF replacement, but.....I am glad that I did!

Small and light

By Joel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

Great to move to the RF, super fast, excellent quality

Very Nice - But I Like the EF Version Better

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

The Canon EF 70-200 F2.8 L was my favorite portrait lens of all time and still is after trying the RF version. The EF version to me was more comfortable in the hand and mainly the zoom ring's action is way smoother. The zoom ring in particular is very stiff and uncomfortable, I shoot runway fashion shows and need to instantly zoom and track the models coming down the runway and this lens is too stiff to do that. I am hoping it will loosen up over time. I do like the smaller size when it collapses, but I never minded the weight or heft of the EF version. Time will tell if I will grow to like this one as much as the EF version.

High Quality

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-26

Great lens for low light and super sharp well worth the price

Impressive quality

By Elena
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-21

The pictures I've been taking already with this lens on my R6 are so crisp and beautiful! Portraits are so much nicer too as you can better isolate your subject. This lens is definitely pro. Love the 3 IS settings & excited to try some action panning! When I first got the lens and started using it, it seemed as though it was squeezing too much juice form my battery, but I think my battery was just pretty drained. I've further tested it after that point and it seems to be doing ok. I have the 24-70mm too and these 2 are a dream! Love the wide aperture. Ready to test it at some point at a Formula 1 race!

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