Product Highlights
  • f/2.8 Maximum Aperture
  • Full-Frame Format
  • 17/13 Elements/Groups
  • 9 Aperture Blades
  • 2x Nano USM AF Motors
  • Dust & Water Resistant
  • 77mm Filter Diameter
  • Canon RF Mount

Estimated Release Date: Dec 15, 2019

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Overview

RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens

Complete the RF F2.8 lens trinity with the addition of the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens. 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.

Key Features:

  • High Image Quality and Bright f/2.8 Aperture Telephoto Zoom RF L Lens
  • Compact and Lightweight
  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 Stops* of Shake Correction
  • High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Dual Nano USM
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 0.7m (2.3')
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 12 pin Communication System
  • Dust- and Water-resistant with Fluorine Coating
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One Super UD and One UD Lens

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.

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.

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed at a focal length of 200mm using the EOS R camera.

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

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.

12 pin Communication System.

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 Water-resistant with Fluorine Coating.

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.

Fluorine Coating

The RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features fluorine coatings on the front and rearmost surfaces to help prevent dirt and dust from sticking to the lens, making it easy to clean smudges and fingerprints off.

High Reliability and Durability for Professional Use

The 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is engineered to endure the rigors of professional use. Constructed to be rugged, refined and precise, it can be operated intuitively so concentration can remain on the subject at hand.

Vibration Shock Resistance

Engineered to accommodate its optical system, the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens features L series level vibration shock resistance in the lens barrel, helping to maintain focus and settings even in turbulent situations.

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.

What's Included

RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens
Lens Cap E-77II
Lens Hood ET-83F (WIII)
Tripod Collar
Lens Pouch LP-1424

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Product Specifications

RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM

Focal Length

70-200mm

Maximum Aperture f/2.8
Minimum Focusing Distance

0.7 m (2.3')

Maximum Magnification

0.23x

Lens Construction

17 elements in 13 groups

Special Elements

Two* glass-molded aspherical, one super UD, four* UD (One of which is UD Aspherical)

Special Coating

SWC, Fluorine coating

Filter Size Diameter

Ø77mm

Aperture Blades

9 (circular)

IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect)

5 Stops* (When using the EOS R with a 200mm focal length)

Focus Drive System

Independent Nano USM

Minimum Overall Length

Approx. 146 mm (5.75")

Maximum Diameter Approx. Ø89.9 mm (Ø3.54")
Weight

Approx. 1.07 kg (2.36 lbs)
* Without tripod mount included.

Approx. 1.2 kg (2.64 lbs)
* When mounted on the tripod mount.

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