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Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

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Product Overview

RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM complete's Canon's "trinity" professional f/2.8 zoom lens lineup for the EOS R full-frame digital mirrorless interchangeable lens camera system.
Unlike its EF-mount predecessor, the RF features external zoom. As a result, the new RF lens is 27% shorter and 28% lighter, with a large portion of the lens elements closer to the camera body.
The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM sports two Nano USM focusing motors for smoother and quieter autofocus.

Ratings

What we found

Neofiliac score 71%
Pros
  • Excellent optical performance
  • Smaller than the competition
  • Optically stabilized
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
Cons
  • Not the best zooming mechanism

What external reviewers found

External score 87%
Pros
  • Excellent image stabilisation
  • Excellent stabilization
  • Compact, sturdy construction
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Compact and light
  • Improved optics
Cons
  • No telephoto zoom
  • No filter window
  • Brakeh blobs
  • F/2.8 version is more compact than f/4

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External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Reviewer score 87%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found:
The Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM is a pro zoom that exploits the benefits of both mirrorless and modern optical design to deliver a truly unique proposition. It essentially matches the optical quality of the superb EF 70-300mm Mark III, but with a barrel that’s two thirds the weight. Event shooters will greatly appreciate the benefit of a noticeably lighter lens, plus the shorter barrel allows it to stand up for transportation in many bags rather than lying down. Canon also improved the image stabilisation, delivered better closeups, quietened the motors and thrown-in a cylindrical white lens hood with a filter window.
Pros
  • Excellent image stabilisation
  • Lightweight and compact
  • Improved optics
Cons
  • Brakeh blobs
  • No filter window

digitalpicture[2]

Reviewer score 90%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found:
Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens is extremely sharp. 5-stop image stabilization system will help realize impressive image quality even when shooting handheld. The retracting design means a far more compact retracted size that is especially useful when packing in a case. All of the RF-series lenses introduced to date are extremely high-quality.
Pros
  • Fast, smooth, nearly silent autofocus
  • 5-stop image stabilization system
  • Compact and light
Cons
  • F/2.8 version is more compact than f/4

pcmag[3]

Reviewer score 85%
Reviewers from pcmag have found:
Canon's RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is a statement lens. It can focus on subjects as close as 2.3 feet (0.7m) The lens has a decent 1:4.3 macro magnification rating at 200mm. At $2,699, it's the most expensive 70- 200mm you can buy.
Pros
  • Incredibly sharp at f/2.8
  • Excellent stabilization
  • Compact, sturdy construction
Cons
  • No telephoto zoom

References

  1. ^ Canon RF 70-200mm f2.8L IS USM review. [cameralabs].
  2. ^ Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Review. [digitalpicture].
  3. ^ Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Review. [pcmag].

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