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Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens

BH #CA40028RF • MFR #5053C002
Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Super UD and Fluorite Elements
Optically identical to the super telephoto EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens, the RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens from Canon delivers high-performance results and is a go-to choice for capturing professional-quality shots of sports, wildlife, and more. Designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras, the lens features three modes of optical image stabilization with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction to deliver extremely sharp results whether hand-held or mounted on a monopod. A circular nine-blade aperture provides beautiful bokeh at smaller lens apertures, and Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings minimize ghosting and flare for exceptionally clear results when shooting in backlit situations. Additionally, Super UD and fluorite elements used in the optical design reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy. Two focus presets allow you to instantly return to one or two memorized focus distances, and a customizable electronic focus ring allows manual focusing during SERVO AF. The RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens is also compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x Extenders, and the lens incorporates a dust and water-resistant design with a fluorine coating on the front element for easy cleaning.
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Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Overview

Optically identical to the super telephoto EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens, the RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens from Canon delivers high-performance results and is a go-to choice for capturing professional-quality shots of sports, wildlife, and more. Designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras, the lens features three modes of optical image stabilization with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction to deliver extremely sharp results whether hand-held or mounted on a monopod. A circular nine-blade aperture provides beautiful bokeh at smaller lens apertures, and Super Spectra and Air Sphere Coatings minimize ghosting and flare for exceptionally clear results when shooting in backlit situations. Additionally, Super UD and fluorite elements used in the optical design reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy. Two focus presets allow you to instantly return to one or two memorized focus distances, and a customizable electronic focus ring allows manual focusing during SERVO AF. The RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM lens is also compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x Extenders, and the lens incorporates a dust and water-resistant design with a fluorine coating on the front element for easy cleaning.

  • 400mm f/2.8 super-telephoto lens designed exclusively for EOS R-series cameras
  • Optically identical to EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM lens
  • Fast f/2.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords significant control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 8.2'
  • Includes three image stabilization operation modes
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of shake correction
  • Super Spectra Coating and Air Sphere Coating minimizes ghosting and flare when working in strong lighting conditions
  • Compatible with Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
  • Customizable electronic focus ring with manual focus capability during SERVO AF
  • 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful bokeh at smaller lens apertures
  • Two focus presets to instantly return to one or two memorized focus distances
  • Dust and water-resistant design with fluorine coating on front element for easy cleaning
  • Rotatable tripod collar for working atop a tripod or monopod
UPC: 013803340136

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Specs

Key Specs
Focal Length
400mm
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Filter Size
52 mm (Drop-In)
Maximum Aperture
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture
f/32
Lens Mount
Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage
Full-Frame
Angle of View
Minimum Focus Distance
8.2' / 2.5 m
Maximum Magnification
0.17x
Optical Design
17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades
9
Focus Type
Autofocus
Image Stabilization
Yes
Tripod Collar
Removable and Rotating
Filter Size
52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L)
6.4 x 14.4" / 163 x 367 mm
Weight
6.4 lb / 2.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
15.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
23.1 x 15.8 x 15"

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Reviews

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Is this basically the EF version with an RF mount ...

Is this basically the EF version with an RF mount attached or is it totally a new lens with new optics, focusing motors, etc?
Asked by: Oliver
The Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens, and the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM Lens has the same optical design.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2023-10-11

How does this lens perform (effect on IQ) with ...

How does this lens perform (effect on IQ) with the 1.4 and 2 TCs?
Asked by: Steven
When using the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens wide open with the Canon Extender RF 1.4x, image sharpness is decreased modestly in the center in the center of the frame, but corners are nearly unaffected. Stopping down one stop brings a nice improvement and impressive sharpness across the frame. The RF 1.4x adds a slight barrel distortion but notably does not affect lateral CA. The results are a bit soft when using the Canon Extender RF 2x on the RF 400mm f/2.8. The sharpness is good across the frame if you stop down one stop. The 2x Extender increases lateral CA noticeably and barrel distortion slightly. The 2x Extender does impact sharpness and contrast.
Answered by: Lawrence C
Date published: 2024-03-01

Can the RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters be used on ...

Can the RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters be used on this lense?
Asked by: Dave
Yes the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L is fully compatible with the 1.4x and 2x Canon RF teleconverters.
Answered by: Dan W
Date published: 2022-01-24

What lens hood comes with this lens?

What lens hood comes with this lens?
Asked by: Ronald W.
It comes with this lens hood: https://bhpho.to/3iaAAj9
Answered by: Ryan
Date published: 2022-07-03

There seems to be more than one lens hood offered ...

There seems to be more than one lens hood offered as one seems longer than the other in the illustration. Which do we get, the longer or shorter one?
Asked by: Robert
Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens comes with the Canon Lens Hood ET-155 (WIII) included in the box. WIch is the long version.
Answered by: Llinelva D
Date published: 2022-09-28

Does this lens come with a hard case?

Does this lens come with a hard case?
Asked by: Steve
Canon RF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM Lens only comes with a soft case. It does not include a hard case.
Answered by: Daniel C
Date published: 2023-08-17
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