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Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Full-Frame Lens (2020)

MSRP 700 USDNeoscore 35%NEX score 72%

Product Overview

The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM lens is a lightweight fixed focal-length super-telephoto in the company's RF-mount MILC system. Like the RF 800mm F11, this lens can be collapsed and locked in place for storage and transport, making it exceptionally compact for its focal length.
Thanks to its Diffractive Optics technology, the RF 600mm F11 IS STM has few lens elements and is much more affordable. As a tradeoff, the lens lacks operable aperture blades, with the aperture fixed at f/11. The RF 600mm also features a customizable control ring common in Canon's new RF lens lineup.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 35% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • 600mm reach for less than $1k
  • Collapsible design saves space
  • Relatively lightweight
Cons
  • Very dark maximum aperture
  • Slow autofocus
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Not the most solid construction
  • Not compatible with teleconverters

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 72% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent resolution from center to edge
  • Good image quality
  • Good battery life
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Light and compact
Cons
  • Limited focus coverage
  • No lens case included
  • No aperture mechanism
  • F11 aperture is limiting at dus or in shaded areas
  • Large lens hood
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Specifications

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Fixed aperture
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
Lens Mount
Canon RF-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
7 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
DO lens (Gapless double-layer diffractive optics) groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
82 mm / 3.23 in
Size | Diameter
93 mm / 3.66 in
Size | Length
270 mm / 10.63 in
Weight
930 g / 32.86 oz

Function

Angle Of View
4.1° Diagonal | 3.4° Horizontal | 2.3° Vertical
Aperture
f/11 ~ f/11
Autofocus
Yes
Focal Length
600 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes (5 stops)
Weather Resistance
No

Performance

Max Magnification
0.14x
Min Focus Distance
4500 mm / 177.17 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Debut
2020-07-09

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

cameralabs[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from cameralabs have found the following***:
The Canon RF 600mm and 800mm f11 are relatively light and affordable super-telephoto lenses for the full-frame EOS R mirrorless system. Both lenses proved remarkably usable, successfully tracking birds in flight and various sports in good to fair conditions. The f11 aperture does however prove limiting at dus or in shaded areas, inevitably bumping you up to the highest sensitivities.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Light and compact
  • Good image quality
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • F11 aperture is limiting at dus or in shaded areas

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score 68%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
The Canon RF 100-500mm is priced too high for many consumers to consider. It focuses close enough for 1:3 macro results. The Sigma 150-600mm Contemporary is another good performer here, and more obtainable at around $1,100. You will need to use an EF-EOS R adapter to use it with an EOS R series camera.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent resolution from center to edge
  • Good image stabilization
  • 5 stops of correction
Cons
  • Limited focus coverage
  • No aperture mechanism

digitalpicture[3]

Sentiment Score 76%
Reviewers from digitalpicture have found the following***:
The Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens is compatible with all Canon EOS R series cameras. While this lens is not a high-end professional lens, it is hard to argue that the RF 600 is a good value. At about 5% of the price of the EF 600mm f/4L IS III, the lens creates nice imagery.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compact, ultra-light, and compact
  • Excellent image stabilization
  • Easy to use
Cons
  • Large lens hood
  • No lens case included

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Canon RF 600mm / 800mm f11 review. [cameralabs]. https://www.cameralabs.com/canon-rf-600mm-800mm-f11-review/. Retrieved 2022-01-26.
2. ^ Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/canon-rf-600mm-f11-is-stm. 2021-07-14. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
3. ^ Canon RF 600mm F11 IS STM Lens Review. [digitalpicture]. https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-RF-600mm-F11-IS-STM-Lens.aspx. Retrieved 2022-01-21.

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