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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

RD Replacing My EF

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

Two advantages to using the RF replacement for the EF. The reduction in size and weight of the RF are wonderful. Much easier to carry and the lens can remain mounted while store in my backpack. It also focuses faster than the previous iteration. It's too soon to tell if photo quality is better but everything I read is that it is equally as good if not better.

Love my new lens, it's incredibly fast & sharp

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

I just upgraded to a Canon R6 and decided to see if all the reviews were true regarding how fast the combo of camera and RF lens were and how sharp the photos turn out. I'm finding that I don't need to sharpen my photos nearly as much as I've been doing in the past. I do wish they made a 18 - 300 mm. Have a feeling a 100 - 500mm lens is in my future.

great telephoto zoom for low light situations

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-31

comparable to the EF 70-200 for quality and sharpness

My dream lens

By PatrickB
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-25

This is my dream lens I have been saving and working towards for 2 years

Love this lens.

By Susan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

This lens just feels good in your hand and the pictures I have taken are beautifully sharp.

Great lens

By Jeni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-21

I'm an equine photographer and love this lens for portraits and events. It's very sharp and focuses really fast.

Best lens for the canon c70

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-22

This a Must have lens RF 70-200mm 2.8 for the canon c70.

One lens - many uses

By Jim from California
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-01

This lens is the latest version of the 'zoom lens family' I recommend when only one lens can be taken on photographic trip. I've taken the EF 70-200mm F2.8 L on multiple trips to Europe and the RF 70-200mm F2.8L is a further refinement of those capabilities at lower weight for mirrorless cameras. The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L further extends the low light capability, particularly in European cathedrals and museums where supplemental flash or tripods are not allowed. At the 70mm aperture it can be useful in inconspicuous street photography, especially when a slightly elevated shooting position such as a staircase or peak of a hill is available.

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