The RF lens line now includes a new 85mm f/2 IS STM, 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM, 600mm f/11 IS STM, and 800mm f/11 IS STM lens. The last two are not the typical lenses you would expect, but they are both very compact and affordable. However, the Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro is the most affordable lens out of the bunch. Let us take a look at the lens.
Canon 85mm f/2 IS STM lens
The Canon lens is both compact and lightweight. It has a maximum aperture of f/2 and a maximum magnification of 0.5x. Additionally, it has a minimum focusing distance of 1.15 feet, and a built-in IS with up to 5-stops of shake reduction. The control ring is customizable and has several different settable functions.
Canon RG 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM lens
On the flip side, the RG 100-500mm f/4-7.1L is much more expensive. It is the most costly out of the four new lenses. Regardless, it is a very versatile telephoto zoom lens. It is compact, with built-in image stabilization that offers up to 5-stops of shake reductions. Additionally, its two “Nano USM” focus motors should bring “high-speed, smooth and quiet autofocus” at a three autofocus focusing distance. Its control ring is also customizable.
In terms of durability, the lens is dust and weather resistant with a fluorine coating on the front element. Also, the lens uses a special lens hood with a side window that allows you to adjust filters.
Canon RF 600mm f/11 IS STM and RF 800mm f/11 IS STM
As we said before, these Canon lenses are very compact. In turn, they have a small aperture as well, along with Diffractive Optics. Ultimately, they are super-telephoto prime lenses that are small and not super expensive. The lenses also use an extending mechanism to keep the lens body small. The 600mm and 800mm lenses are just 7.85 inches and 11.09 inches long, respectively, when they are not in use. Their length increases to 10.61 inches and 13.85 inches when in use.
The lenses offer up to 5 stops of shake reduction and use lead screw-type STM motors for focus control. Their control rings are customizable too.
All of the four Canon lenses are available now for pre-order. The RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM is expected to ship this September, while the the 800mm f/11 IS STM and 600mm f/11 IS STM is shipping at the end of July. The 85mm f/2 IS STM Macro, is scheduled to ship in October.