Canon announces three new 100mm macro and 400mm & 600mm telephoto RF lenses

Apr 14, 2021

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Canon announces three new 100mm macro and 400mm & 600mm telephoto RF lenses

Apr 14, 2021

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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Well, it’s just a big ol’ gear day for Canon today, huh? Along with the Canon EOS R3 development announcement, Canon has also announced three new lenses. Well, I say “new”, two of them, the RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM as mentioned in the previous image leak post, just appear to be EF lenses with a built-in RF adapter.

But there does appear to be one completely new lens, which is the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM. This lens actually seems to be a completely new design, with different optics and a new Spherical Aberration Control Ring, to adjust the shape and character of foreground and background bokeh.

Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM – $1,399

Focal Length 100mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View24°
Maximum Magnification1.4x
Minimum Focus Distance26 cm
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)81.5 x 148mm
Weight730g

Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM – $11,999

Focal Length 400mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View
Maximum Magnification0.17x
Minimum Focus Distance2.5m
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size55 mm (drop-in)
Dimensions (ø x L)163 x 367mm
Weight2.9kg

Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM – $12,999

 

Focal Length 600mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View4° 10′
Maximum Magnification0.15x
Minimum Focus Distance4.2m
Optical Design17 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (drop-in)
Dimensions (ø x L)168 x 472mm
Weight3.1kg

The Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM are all available to pre-order now for $1,399, $11,999 and $12,999 respectively. Shipping on all three is expected to begin on July 29th.

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One response to “Canon announces three new 100mm macro and 400mm & 600mm telephoto RF lenses”

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    Chris Croteau

    Had to do a double take.. looks like the article title states ‘3 new 100mm” you may want to insert ‘lenses’ ;)