Canon launches four new RF lenses

Alongside Friday’s launch of EOS R5 and EOS R6 – two cameras re-imaging mirrorless joining Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System – Canon Europe unveils four new RF lenses and two RF extenders.

The new lenses bring telephoto capabilities to the innovative RF line-up as well as additional portrait and macro photography creative possibilities for professionals and enthusiasts.

Highlighting Canon’s ongoing commitment to the EOS R System and the RF Mount, the additions, like the rest of the RF line-up, take advantage of the system – enabling photographers to experience new levels of quality, performance and creativity.

“Canon’s innovative solutions are future facing and designed to give users of the equipment greater flexibility,” said Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa.

Joining the RF line-up are the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM (a compact and versatile L-series telephoto zoom lens with a large focal length range, incredible image quality, 5-stop IS, fast Dual Nano USMs, weather sealling and a Lens Control Ring for enhanced operation); RF 600mm F11 IS STM and RF 800mm F11 IS STM – the “world’s lightest” autofocus lenses including a focal length of 600mm and 800mm respectively. With super-telephoto focal lengths, full auto focus [3] and image stabilisation capabilities, enthusiasts can take “incredibly sharp” and beautiful imagery from afar.

A statement by Canon said, “Leading the range of L-series RF telephoto zoom lenses, the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is ideal for enthusiasts and professionals capturing sport, wildlife and aviation, who require a reliable, durable and compact lens. For those that want to go beyond a 100-500mm focal length range, the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM is compatible with the new EXTENDER RF 1.4x and EXTENDER RF 2x – giving photographers even more scope and creative freedom.

“With one Super UD lens and six UD lenses, the lens effectively suppresses chromatic aberration and ghosting/flare across the entire zoom range for high-resolution, high-contrast image quality from maximum aperture. In addition to this, featuring 5-stop IS, or 6-stops when used with EOS R5 and EOS R6 [4], the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM achieves improved and shake free images – for shooting handheld at long focal lengths or using slower shutter speeds.”

According to the statement, as standard with the RF lenses, the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM features a programmable Lens Control Ring on the barrel, allowing photographers to change settings without taking their eye off the viewfinder. The adjustable torque zoom ring enables the zoom action to be made tighter or looser to suit the photogrpaher’s needs – perfect for those on the move.

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