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Canon builds the EOS R system with two Extenders and two grips

Bringing new options to its EOS R full frame mirrorless system, Canon has officially announced its two RF Extenders – Canon's name for teleconverters – as well as two new grips, one with a built-in Wi-Fi transmitter and ethernet port specifically for the new EOS R5.

Extenders EF 1.4x and 2x
Built specifically to match the optical excellence of compatible RF lenses, these two new Extenders increase the focal length of the attached lens. Both Extenders use advanced high-refraction, low-dispersion glass to control curvature of field and chromatic aberration of magnification. They also feature a lens coating and three-layer combined lens to reduce ghosting.

They're also designed to work in extremes – with heat shield coating to prevent performance deterioration in high temperatures and weather sealing for wet and dusty environments (when used with a compatible L-series RF lens).

At launch the two Extenders are compatible with the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens (from 300mm upwards), as well as the RF 600mm and 800mm f11 super telephoto lenses.

The RF Extenders will be available later in 2020 with the following RSPs:

Extender RF 1.4x – £559.99 – find out more
Extender RF 2x – £699.99 – find out more

Canon BG-R10 battery grip

This new battery grip enables extended, undisturbed shooting with the EOS R5 and EOS R6, whilst also offering duplicate controls for more confident and comfortable vertical shooting. The new battery grip takes two LP-E6 (N/H) batteries, meaning you can double your output without needing to stop, ideal for video work and for long shoots.

Canon WFT-R10

A battery grip-style Wi-Fi transmitter and 2x2 MIMO antennas for faster and longer-range transmission, and compatible with the EOS R5. The WFT-R10 also features enhanced network processing enabling SFTP via Wi-Fi and includes a gigabyte speed via ethernet port.

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