Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Review

Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM Review

PhotographyBlog has released their review of the Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM.

The Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM is the new beercan lens, impressively small and very well received so far.  It was delayed until March, however, stocks are in, and you can purchase it now.

The key features of this lens include;

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Four Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Dual Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

I suspect that like its Canon EF counterpart, the RF version will end up being a home run hit for Canon.

PhotographyBlog rates it as;

Design 5
Features 4.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 5
Value for money 4

and has this to say about the lens;

It offers fantastic sharpness and image quality at the centre and edges of the frame throughout both the zoom and aperture ranges, from the widest aperture of F4 to the longest telephoto length of 200mm.

Chromatic aberrations are almost non-existent and flare is only ever an issue when shooting directly into the sun or if you choose not to use the large lens hood. The only real optical issues of note are slight pincushion distortion and some vignetting when shooting wide-open at f/4 at the 200mm focal length - otherwise this lens is a stellar performer.

Auto-focusing proved to be very quick, accurate and reliable on the Canon EOS R6 camera that we tested the lens with, while the very effective optical image stabilisation system that's worth up to 5-stops on its own worked even better when paired with the R6.

Is it the lens for you? I know it's certainly one that will be in my Canon RF kit.

Read the full review here

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