Super long reach, super compact design, the Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM is a unique telephoto prime featuring a distinct mixture of focal length and form factor. Characterized by its retractable design and a fixed f/11 aperture, this lens's sleek profile makes handheld super-tele shooting a very real possibility, and four stop-effective optical image stabilization further helps to achieve sharp imagery when working in difficult lighting conditions. Also contributing to the reduced size is a distinct optical layout, which uses gapless dual-layer diffractive optics instead of multiple heavier individual elements, which also effectively controls color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity. Complementing this design is an STM stepping motor that delivers quick and quiet autofocus performance that is suitable for both stills and video needs. Additionally, a Control Ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself. If you decide you need more than 800mm, this lens is compatible with the 1.4x and 2x RF Extenders for an equivalent focal length of 1120mm or 1600mm, respectively.
- RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Fixed f/11 Aperture
- Retractable, Locking Lens Barrel
- Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Overview
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Specs
|Lens Mount||Canon RF|
|Lens Format Coverage||Full-Frame|
|Angle of View||3° 5'|
|Minimum Focus Distance||19.69' / 6 m|
|Optical Design||11 Elements in 8 Groups|
|Filter Size||95 mm (Front)|
|Dimensions (ø x L)||4 x 13.85" / 101.6 x 351.8 mm|
|Weight||2.77 lb / 1260 g|
|Package Weight||3.55 lb|
|Box Dimensions (LxWxH)||15 x 6.8 x 6.8"|
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Reviews
Great reach at a reasonable cost
Works pretty well once you get used to a smaller focus area and an F11 aperture.
it is lightweight but hardly use
I need to try to use more often since it has such good range.
For a beginner of bird photography it's a nice lens in my opinion, I'm aware also that I cannot compare this lens to an expensive one ($12,000)
First Ever 800mm
This lens is the first 800mm I've ever owned and I'm very happy with it so far. You definitely need very good light to get decent shots but when you have that, this lens can be amazing. I can't afford the other primes so I can't be too picky. Taking one star off because the minimum focus distance is insanely far.
Nothing to Sneeze at
Canon sent me a copy of this lens to test out. I own the EF800mm, EF600/4, EF 200-400/4.5-5.6, so I'm pretty critical when it comes to image quality and sharpness. I have to confess that I was prepared to be underwhelmed by this new 800mm, but I was anything but. Sure it has the limitations of a fixed aperture, but for a lens costing roughly what the sales tax is on any of the aforementioned lenses, it's a very good product. I shot it side by side on my R5's with the 200-400 and, in the lighting conditions of the day, one would be hard pressed to differentiate between the two lenses.
Very Good Value
I have owned the 800mm for about a month and use it on my R5. I rated it as a 4. I like the reach, weight, and price. The IQ is good if you have a lot of light and you use Topaz Denoise.
I love this lens!
I finally have the reach to capture all the birds and critters that I love without having to sell my car! Now, it does need a lot of light, but paired with the R6 I've had no problems. The photos shown are after only a few days playing with it. The animal eye tracking is phenomenal between the two. I'm very please with it.
Great lens for the money. I only wish it was a little lighter even though it's very lite for the size. I can definitely get photos that I normally could not previously because of the extra reach.
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