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Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens

BH #CA80011RF • MFR #3987C002
Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Fixed f/11 Aperture
  • Retractable, Locking Lens Barrel
  • Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics
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.
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Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Overview

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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.

Super-telephoto prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Fixed f/11 aperture contributes to the sleek and portable form factor as well as a balanced mixture of depth of field and sharpness.
Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics contribute to a marked reduction in chromatic and spherical aberrations as well as benefit the design of a relatively compact and lightweight lens.
Retractable/extendable design, with a locking lens barrel, offers an impressively compact form factor considering the super-telephoto design.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x teleconverters to further increase the effective focal length.
UPC: 013803327939

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Specs

Focal Length800mm
Maximum Aperturef/11
Minimum Aperturef/11
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View3° 5'
Minimum Focus Distance19.69' / 6 m
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design11 Elements in 8 Groups
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4 x 13.85" / 101.6 x 351.8 mm
Weight2.77 lb / 1260 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.55 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15 x 6.8 x 6.8"

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Reviews

Light and sharp

By Mark
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-07

So far this lens has really surprised me. The f/11 is not the big limitation i thought it might be. It works very well with my R6 for birding.

I love this lens!

By Connie A
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-16

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 value

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

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.

it is lightweight but hardly use

By Lisa
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-20

I need to try to use more often since it has such good range.

Excellent lens

By Eduardo
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-26

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

By Carrie
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-17

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.

Love Hate Relationship

By Robert
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-03

This prime lens does take great photos when you can get it focused on your subject. Unfortunately there are a lot of struggles maintaining focus. I have loaded two unedited photos (they are cropped) that were taken within seconds of each other and the eye-focus was active. Adding to the issue of focus is the fixed F11 aperture. I knew this would be an issue in anything but bright daylight conditions when I purchased the lens. While shooting wildlife I often use auto ISO and then adjust my shutter speed. This can create some really high ISO which then creates a ton of noise. Software can clean some of the noise up, but, if the ISO is 12800 then this may not be possible. If you are shooting a distant landscape with a tripod then this may not be an issue.

Great reach at a reasonable cost

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Works pretty well once you get used to a smaller focus area and an F11 aperture.

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Does it come with a hood or foot/tripod mount?

Does it come with a hood or foot/tripod mount?
Asked by: Steve
I dont know that I would call it a foot like on other long Canon lenses but there is a mounting pad on the bottom of the lens, located just below the stabilizer switch. It is configured just like a standard camcorder mount with a -20 tapped hole plus a non-tapped hole that mates to an anti-rotation pin. I happened to have an old RRS B26 ARCA-Swiss QR plate with the camcorder pin on it, and this mates perfectly to the bottom of the lens so you can mount it to any ARCA-Swiss tripod head. Worked great for me.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2021-11-18

Will this work with a canon Eos rebel t3i?

Will this work with a canon Eos rebel t3i?
Asked by: Boyd
This lens is only for the R Series mirrorless cameras from Canon.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2021-02-06

looking for a good Wildlife lens. would this fit ...

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Asked by: Steve
Unfortunately, this is not compatible with the M50. These are meant for their EOS R-series mirrorless cameras.
Answered by: Jeremy
Date published: 2021-04-30

What is a stm lens

What is a stm lens
Asked by: Patricia
its the motor that makes the lens focus, STM is cheaper than the USM and a little more noisy
Answered by: Thomas
Date published: 2022-07-01

This len work with Canon 1DX ?

This len work with Canon 1DX ?
Asked by: thung
It will not. This lens is specifically for the EOS R mirrorless line up.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-08-10

is there a rf to ef adapter?

is there a rf to ef adapter?
Asked by: Josh
No, it can only be used with an RF mount.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2021-06-22

How much does it weigh?

How much does it weigh?
Asked by: Anonymous
The lens is 2.77 lbs.
Answered by: Kim
Date published: 2022-04-10

Will this lens fit a canon T5i

Will this lens fit a canon T5i
Asked by: Anonymous
It has an RF mount. You can buy an adapter that will allow the RF mount to fit any Canon camera with an EF mount. So with an adapter it will fit, however with the crop factor of an APS-C lens, the field of view will be more like 1200-1300mm.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2021-10-28
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