Designed to complement the EOS R system, this impressive L-series lens offers a telephoto zoom focal length that helps you get closer to faraway subjects. As Canon's lightest and shortest 70-200mm f/2.8 lens^ ever, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is engineered to make traveling more comfortable, offering a compact and portable design that's easy to pack and carry wherever you go. Coupled with a large f/2.8 maximum aperture for sharp, bright images and videos, even in low-light settings, Canon's Nano USM technology for fast and virtually silent AF and up to 5 stops* of shake correction, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM will quickly become a favorite among portrait, wedding and sports photographers.
Short and Light With All The Might: Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
The new lens features a large and bright f/2.8 aperture, which, along with the 70-200mm focal zoom ranges, presents an ideal workhorse lens for professional and amateur photographers shooting sports, wildlife, wedding and event action. The new RF lens is 27 percent shorter and 28 percent lighter than its EF counterpart with a large portion of the lens element arrangement closer to the camera body. This arrangement is designed to provide photographers with a more balanced feel and experience even at telephoto end of the zoom range. Additionally, the shorter and lighter design allows the lens to be more easily stowed away in a camera bag when not in-use.
A first for Canon lenses, the new RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM features two Nano USM motors providing an even greater level of high-speed autofocus for still image shooting and quiet and smooth autofocus for video shooting. The lens also incorporates a floating focus control, another Canon first, that drives the two lens groups individually while using the two aforementioned Nano USM motors. The floating focus lens element shortens focusing distance and help reduce breathing, providing users with fast, consistent and reliable performance.
Additional Features of The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Include:
- Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
- 17 lens elements in 13 groups including two aspherical lenses, one super UD lens and four UD lenses, that help to reduce chromatic aberration
- CIPA standard five stops of image stabilization (IS) including three IS modes with dual-sensing and combination IS
- 12-pin communication system
- L-Series dust and weather resistant build with fluorine coating
- Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) helps minimize lens flare and ghosting
High Image Quality and Bright f/2.8 Aperture Telephoto Zoom RF L Lens
Featuring an incredibly bright zoom with an f/2.8 maximum aperture – that stays constant throughout the zoom – 17 elements in 13 groups and a 9-blade aperture system, The RF 70–200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is engineered to deliver sharp images with beautiful background blur.
Compact and Lightweight
Weighing nearly 1 pound lighter than its EF-series predecessor, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is Canon's shortest and lightest 70-200mm f/2.8 lens ever^. Ideal for portrait, wildlife, sports photography and more, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM is an essential lens you will want to have in your bag.
Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 Stops* of Shake Correction
The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is designed to work in conjunction with an EOS R series camera, with both the camera and the lens sharing data to dramatically reduce camera-shake blur, regardless of the situation, whether shooting video or stills. With up to 5 stops* of stabilization, it delivers impressively clear results.
High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Dual Nano USM
The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens uses two NANO USM focus motors, which is a first for Canon autofocus lenses. Close-focus performance is enhanced thanks to the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens' floating optical system. A high degree of quietness, power saving, and high-speed operation can be achieved without sacrificing the compact size of the lens.
Minimum Focusing Distance of 2.3 ft./0.7m
With a minimum focusing distance of 2.3 ft./0.7m, and a maximum magnification of .23x, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens excels in a variety of shooting situations. Whether closing in on the details of an object or capturing an unforgettable moment during a wedding ceremony, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens provides incredible versatility with just the turn of the zoom ring.
Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens has a separate, independent control ring that is located towards the back of the lens, which can be programmable for immediate exposure adjustments during still and video shooting. With the control ring, you can directly adjust settings such as shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation and more. For photographers and moviemakers who would prefer a silent control ring, the clicking mechanism can be removed by a Canon service provider for a fee.
High-speed Communication with the Camera
Designed to quickly process data, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features the 12 pin communication system inherent in all RF lenses. This accelerates AF, Image Stabilization, the Digital Lens Optimizer and more, helping to simplify complex operations and provide a quick and reliable user experience.
Lens Information Display
As part of the EOS R system, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens works with an EOS R series camera to display the lens information right in the viewfinder – making it easy to confirm the lens's focal length without looking away from the subject at hand.
In-camera Digital Lens Optimizer
The EOS R system's 12 pin communication system enables the Digital Lens Optimizer, which works in-camera to combat aberrations and image deterioration, especially in the edges of the image frame when shooting at a large aperture. Data from the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is transferred automatically to the camera body, facilitating near immediate correction for clear, detailed images.
Dust- and Weather-resistant
For reliable performance even when weather conditions get difficult, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features a dust- and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel and all rings. Sealing is applied to lens joining sections, and switch panels to help prevent water and dust from entering into the lens.
Two Aspherical Elements, One Super UD and One UD Lens
The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features an optical design built specifically for the RF mount. This includes two aspheric lenses that correct distortions, plus one UD element and one Super UD element to reduce chromatic aberration and achieve high image quality across the board. Strategically placed coatings and a 9-blade aperture help ensure superlative quality images with sharp detail, gorgeous color and minimized distortion throughout the zoom range.