Canon announces two new RF lenses
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Today, Canon announced the RF mount RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM and the RF50mm F1.8 STM lenses. According to Canon, these new RF lenses have been redesigned, taking elements from their EF versions.

Let’s take a look at both of these new lenses.

Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens

The Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens is designed for both advanced amateur and professional photographers. According to Canon, the lens is compact and lightweight. It’s also the shortest Canon lens, measuring out to be a 70-200mm F4 zoom lens.

Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens
Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens. Image courtesy: Canon

“This RF lens is approximately 32 percent shorter and 11 percent lighter than its EF counterpart with a large portion of the lens element arrangement closer to the camera body,” Canon claims. “This arrangement is designed to provide photographers with a more balanced feel and experience even at the zoom range’s telephoto end.”

Inside, the RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM lens, it features two independent Nano USM motors. These motors boots the lens’ autofocus speed when shooting still images. Additionally, the mothers should stay fairly quiet when shooting video.

Key features

  • 16 lens elements in 11 groups, including four UD lenses
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 Stopsi of shake correction
  • Up to 7.5 stops of shake correction
  • Three stabilizer modes
  • Customizable control ring
  • L-Series dust and weather-resistant build with a fluorine coating
  • 12-pin communication system
  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.97
  • Maximum magnification of 0.28x
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC)

Pricing and availability

The Canon RF70-200mm F4 L IS USM will release early December 2020 for $1,599.

Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM lens

Moving onto the next RF lens, the Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM lens has a focal length of 50mm. This means the lens can be used for shooting situations, including portraits, landscapes and food photography. It can be used in a variety of situations, making it a versatile lens.

Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM lens
Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM lens. Image courtesy: Canon

Canon 50mm f/1.8 lenses have long been a popular tool for both photographers and creators due to their budget-friendly price point, extremely compact and lightweight form factor, and versatility,” Canon says.

One improvement the Canon RF50mm F1.8 STM lens now has is a customizable control ring. The control ring allows users to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture, or ISO.

Key features

  • Six lens elements in five groups
  • 12-pin communication system
  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.98ft
  • Maximum magnification of 0.25x
  • Maximum magnification of 0.25x

Pricing and availability

The RF50mm F1.8 STM lenses will release mid-December 2020 for $199.

Image courtesy: Canon

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