Canon today announces the addition of four new lenses to its EOS R full frame mirrorless system, significantly extending the options available.
The lenses introduced are the RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, already announced earlier this year, plus two super telephoto lenses – the RF 600mm f11 IS STM and RF 800mm f11 IS STM – and the RF 85mm f2 MACRO IS STM lens.
RF 100-500mm f4.5-7.1L IS USM lens
It's powered by two Nano USM motors for fast focusing performance. Whilst offering 100mm extra reach than the EF 100-400mm, the RF 100-500mm lens is 13% lighter than its EF counterpart.
The RF 100-500mm will be available later in 2020 (date TBC) with an RSP of £2899.99.
RF 85mm f2 MACRO IS STM lens
Ideal for portraits and with added close-up capability, the new RF 85mm f2 lens is the second 85mm lens in the RF range. This lens, with an f2 maximum aperture is lighter and more affordable than the f1.2 sibling, whilst offering half life-size (1:2) macro functionality. It's also equipped with a focusing distance range selector switch for quicker focusing on your subject.
With built-in image stabilisation, the RF 85mm f2 lens offers 5-stops IS, but up to a phenomenal 8-stop improvement when used with the new EOS R5 and EOS R6 full frame mirrorless cameras.
It's lightweight, weighing only 500g.
The RF 85mm f2 MACRO IS STM lens will be available from October 2020 for an RSP of £649.99
RF 600mm f11 IS STM lens
All those benefits combined, this means that the RF 600mm can be used handheld in the right conditions.
It's also compatible with the new Extenders – 1.4x and 2x – meaning that you can achieve stunning reach of up to 1200mm with your EOS R-series camera. Available from 30 July 2020 with an RSP of £749.99.
RF 800mm f11 IS STM lens
The second super telephoto lens to be added to the RF lens range today, the RF 800mm f11 IS STM lens goes even further...
Based on the same design principles as the RF 600mm (above), this lens offers a retractable barrel design for portability and compactness. It offers 4-stop image stabilisation and, like the 600mm lens, weighs less than a third of the EF 800mm f5.6L IS USM lens.
It's also compatible with the two new RF Extenders, delivering up to 1600mm of focal length when used with the 2x Extender. Autofocus is still possible with the R5 and R6, as both cameras can focus down to f22.
Available from 30 July 2020 with an RSP of £979.99.