Canon has announced the 70-200mm f / 4 L IS USM and 50mm f / 1.8 STM for the RF mount, creating 19 fairly powerful native lens options for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system.
Canon says both lenses are completely redesigned from their predecessor EF lenses with the new lens formulation and enhanced elements. That said, the company also made sure to mention that no lenses have gone too far from the “bloodline” that made them popular in the first place.
RF70-200mm f / 4 L IS USM lens
Canon’s new 70-200mm f / 4 lens is 11% lighter and 32% shorter than the EF version with internal lens elements rearranged in such a way that most of the elements are close to the camera body. , which makes it easier to make the lens balanced. The lens’s compact and lightweight nature makes it Canon’s shortest and lightest 70-200mm f / 4 zoom lens ever. It’s so compact that Canon can’t or doesn’t need to include a tripod.
The lens features two independent Nano USM motors, offering even greater high-speed autofocus for photo and video applications than its already reasonably fast predecessor. The lens also incorporates a floating focus control that controls two groups of lenses individually while using the aforementioned Nano USM motors. A floating focus lens element shortens the focusing distance and helps minimize breathing rate for fast, consistent, and reliable performance.
The zoom lens has a minimum focus distance of 1.97 feet and maximum magnification of 0.28x.
This lens has 16 elements in 11 groups, including four UD elements that are used to help reduce chromatic aberration. Optical stabilizer has three settings and up to five stops of shake correction, and up to 7.5 points of vibration reduction when combined with the in-body stabilization of an R5 or R6 camera.
The 70-200mm also includes a customizable control ring that allows you to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO depending on how it is programmed. As is to be expected with Canon’s L series, it is also dust and weather resistant and features a fluorine coating as well as what Canon calls the “Air Sphere Coating” which the company says minimizes flare and ghosting. lens blur.
The RF70-200mm f / 4 L IS USM will be available mid-December for $ 1,599.
RF50mm f / 1.8 STM lens
Canon’s affordable “nifty 50” has arrived with the RF mount and is not just a straight port of the EF version, but has been slightly retrofitted to work especially for Canon’s mirrorless cameras. The first notable visual change is the customizable control ring, as described above on the 70-200mm lens and like on most RF lenses, which allows you to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO. Additionally, there is a switch that allows you to adjust the focus.
The inclusion of a PMo aspherical lens helps to reduce chromatic aberration while achieving what Canon advertises as edge-to-edge sharpness. Additionally, the combination of a lens shape and Super Spectral Coating (SSC) helps to minimize ghosting and flare.
50mm f / 1.8 STM is made up of six lens elements in five groups, has a minimum focus distance of 0.98 feet, and maximum magnification of 0.25x.
As mentioned, this lens is designed to be affordable and accessible, and the $ 199.99 price tag reflects that. It will be available at the same time as the 70-200mm f / 4: early to mid-December.
For more information on both lenses, visit Canon.com.