Together with restricted particulars concerning the forthcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark III, Canon has additionally launched two new lenses for its EOS R full-frame mirrorless system.

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

The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM completes the “trinity” of lenses which incorporates RF 15-35mm F2.eight L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F2.eight L IS USM—so known as as a result of collectively, these zoom ranges cowl the preferred focal lengths from large to telephoto. Canon notes that the RF 70-200mm lens is “27 % shorter and 28 % lighter” than Canon’s equal lens for DSLRs, the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM. The lens can also be the primary to include two Nano USM autofocus motors. The AF system design guarantees to be quicker and smoother, and to almost remove focus respiratory, an necessary issue when taking pictures video specifically. The lens’s built-in picture stabilization gives as much as 5 stops of correction.

The RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM can be obtainable in “late” November with an inventory worth of $2,699.

The opposite new lens introduced at the moment is a first-rate that’s splendid for portraiture, the Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS. “DS” stands for “Defocus Smoothing,” a brand new lens coating that helps obtain extraordinarily easy bokeh results with defocused background and foreground parts with out compromising the sharpness of the topic. This lens can be obtainable in December with an inventory worth of $2,999.

Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS

For added particulars, see the press launch beneath.

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THE RF FAMILY GROWS BY TWO: CANON RF 70-200MM F2.8L IS USM LENS IS THE WORLD’S SHORTEST AND LIGHTEST LENS IN ITS CLASS[i]AND RF 85MM F1.2L USM DS IS THE FIRST LENS TO FEATURE DEFOCUS SMOOTHING

New RF L-Sequence Lenses Goal to Present Impeccable Efficiency, Dealing with and Distinctive Options to Photographers Capturing with EOS R and EOS RP Cameras

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 24, 2019 – Finishing the “trinity” of RF lenses for the EOS R Full-Body mirrorless digicam system, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a pacesetter in digital imaging options, at the moment introduced the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM telephoto lens. Moreover, the corporate additionally introduced its first lens to characteristic Defocus Smoothing lens coating, the Canon RF 85 F1.2L DS. The ninth and tenth lenses within the RF household are each highly effective instruments for photographers utilizing the EOS R or EOS RP cameras, specifically, these taking pictures sports activities or wildlife pictures with the RF 70-200mm F2.8L or portrait pictures with the RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS.

Brief and Gentle With All The Would possibly: Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM

The brand new lens options a big and vibrant f/2.eight aperture, which, together with the 70-200mm focal zoom ranges, presents a great workhorse lens for skilled and newbie photographers taking pictures sports activities, wildlife, wedding ceremony and occasion motion. The brand new RF lens is 27 % shorter and 28 % lighter than its EF counterpart[ii]with a big portion of the lens component association nearer to the digicam physique. This association is designed to offer photographers with a extra balanced really feel and expertise even at telephoto finish of the zoom vary. Moreover, the shorter and lighter design permits the lens to be extra simply stowed away in a digicam bag when not in-use.

A primary for Canon lenses, the brand new RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM options two Nano USM motors offering an excellent higher degree of high-speed autofocus for nonetheless picture taking pictures and quiet and easy autofocus for video taking pictures. The lens additionally incorporates a floating focus management, one other Canon first, that drives the 2 lens teams individually whereas utilizing the 2 aforementioned Nano USM motors. The floating focus lens component shortens focusing distance and assist scale back respiratory, offering customers with quick, constant and dependable efficiency.

Extra Options of The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.eight L IS USM Embrace:

  • Customizable management ring that enables photographers to regulate publicity compensation, shutter pace, aperture or ISO
  • 17 lens parts in 13 teams together with two aspherical lenses, one tremendous UD lens and 4 UD lenses, that assist to scale back chromatic aberration
  • CIPA normal 5 stops of picture stabilization (IS) together with three IS modes with dual-sensing and mixture IS
  • 12-pin communication system
  • L-Sequence mud and climate resistant construct with fluorine coating
  • Subwavelength Construction Coating (SWC) helps reduce lens flare and ghosting

Educating an Outdated Canine a New Trick: Canon 85mm F1.2L USM DS

Canon has a wealthy historical past spanning over 40 years of manufacturing 85mm lenses with f/1.2 apertures, and the brand new Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS isn’t any totally different, or is it? The lens ushers in a brand new lens coating from Canon, Defocus Smoothing[iii], designed to boost the looks of bokeh within the photographs captured with the lens. DS coating is a vapor-deposited coating know-how that’s utilized to the entrance and rear surfaces of a selected lens component contained in the lens. The coating permits off-axis flux to move by way of the periphery of the lens that step by step decreases the transmittance of sunshine, which ends up in photographs with superbly blurred backgrounds.

As well as, the brand new lens encompasses a vibrant f/1.2 aperture which, together with the 85mm focal size, encompasses a great lens for portrait photographers. 85mm is usually the popular focal size chosen by photographers when taking pictures portraits as a result of it gives an acceptable depth and perspective of the topic relative to the background, serving to to seize high-quality imagery with lovely and fascinating bokeh. The focal size additionally permits for the photographer and topic to keep up optimum distance aside to help sturdy communication, whereas not being too shut.

Extra Options of The Canon RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS Embrace:

  • Minimal focusing distance of two.79 ft/0.85 meters
  • Customizable management ring that enables photographers to regulate publicity compensation, shutter pace, aperture or ISO
  • One Aspheric lens and one UD Lens, together with BR optics that assist to scale back chromatic aberration
  • 12-pin communication system
  • L-Sequence mud and climate resistant construct with fluorine coating
  • Air Sphere Coating (ASC) that helps reduce lens flare and ghosting

Pricing and Availability

The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS lenses are scheduled to be obtainable late November 2019 and December 2019, respectively for an estimated retail worth of $2,699.00 and $2,999.00 respectively[iv]. For added info, please go to, usa.canon.com.

[i] Amongst 70-200mm lenses, as of October 24th, 2019, primarily based on Canon’s analysis.

[ii] When in comparison with Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM III

[iii] As a consequence of Defocus Smoothing, transmittance of the lens periphery decreases as a result of DS coating. Brightness of the lens at most aperture is about 1 1/3 stops darker than f/1.2

[iv] Specs, availability and costs are topic to vary with out discover. Precise costs are set by particular person sellers and will differ.

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