Canon Announces the Launch of two Lightweight Super Telephoto L Lens RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM - Canon HongKong

    Canon Announces the Launch of two Lightweight Super Telephoto L Lens

    RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

           RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM                                                                      RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM           

    HONG KONG, 24 th February 2022 — Canon announces the launch of the lightweight RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM. These two new RF super telephoto L lenses weight only 3,140g and 3,340g respectively, providing EOS R system users with a choice of lightweight and high-quality super-telephoto lenses. The two new RF super-telephoto lenses adopt the superior RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM optics respectively with a newly added optimized magnification optics, achieve a lighter weight and higher image quality design than previous EF Lenses, thus enhancing practicality. These two lightweight super telephoto lenses enable Professional and High Amateurs to expand the realm of photography by allowing capture subjects require very long focal length, including marine sports, aviation, wildlife, and astrophotography, more easily.

    RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM – Lightweight 800mm Super-Telephoto RF Lens for EOS R System

    Made for: Professional Photographers, videographers and High Amateurs

    Best for: Marine sports, aviation, wildlife, astrophotography and video production

    Features:

    • Achieves a lightweight and high image quality 800mm lens with enhanced practicality by adopting superior RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM optics with an optimized magnification optics in the rear section
    • Weights approx. 3,140g only thanks to the magnification optics design and the use of carbon-fiber reinforced magnesium alloy for lens barrel construction (EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM: approx. 4,500g)
    • Compatible with Extenders RF 1.4x and RF 2x for further extending the focal length up to 1600mm
    • Superior 26 elements in 18 groups optical design inherited from RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM with 2 Fluorite lenses, 1 Super UD lens and 1 UD lens in the magnification optics to correct chromatic aberration substantially for superior image quality comparing to existing lens with an extender
    • Image Stabilizer offers up to 4.5-stop shake compensation[1] and supports IS Mode 1/2/3
    • 2.6m minimum focus distance with 0.34x magnification
    • Application of ASC (Air Sphere Coating) to reduce lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections
    • Adopts an electronic focusing ring to enable 3 manual focusing speed selections
    • Supports Electronic Full Time Manual Focus[2] during One-Shot or Servo AF
    • Power Focus (PF) mode enables smooth focusing for movie shooting
    • 9-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful and soft bokeh
    • Compatible with EOS R3’s maximum 30 FPS high-speed continuous shooting[3]
    • Supports EOS R series cameras’ 1/8-stop aperture control for smooth brightness adjustment during movie shooting
    • Features the white heat shield coating on the lens exterior to suppress the rise of the lens temperature under hot sun
    • Fluorine coating on foremost lens surface helps prevent dust, oil and water sticking to the lens
    • Dust-and-water-resistant design to enable shooting in harsh conditions[4]
    • Bundled with Lens Cap E-180E, Lens Hood ET-155 (WIII), Lens Soft Case LS600 and Drop-in Screw Filter Holder 52 (WIII) with 52mm Protect Filter; optional Lens Short Hood ET-155B is also available

    Estimated Retail Price: To be announced

    Estimated Sales Start Date: May 2022

    RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM – Lightweight 1200mm Super-Telephoto RF Lens for EOS R System

    Made for: Professional Photographers, videographers and High Amateurs

    Best for: Marine sports, aviation, wildlife, astrophotography and video production

    Features:

    • Achieves a lightweight and high image quality 1200mm lens with enhanced practicality by adopting superior RF 600mm f/4L IS USM optics with an optimized magnification optics in the rear section
    • Weights approx. 3,340g only thanks to the magnification optics design and the use of carbon-fiber reinforced magnesium alloy for lens barrel construction (EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM: approx. 16,500g)
    • Compatible with Extenders RF 1.4x and RF 2x for further extending the focal length up to 2400mm
    • Superior 26 elements in 18 groups optical design inherited from RF 600mm f/4L IS USM with 2 Fluorite lenses, 1 Super UD lens and 1 UD lens in the magnification optics to correct chromatic aberration substantially for superior image quality comparing to existing lens with an extender
    • Image Stabilizer offers up to 4-stop shake compensation[5] and supports IS Mode 1/2/3
    • 4.3m minimum focus distance with 0.29x magnification
    • Application of ASC (Air Sphere Coating) to reduce lens flare and ghosting caused by reflections
    • Adopts an electronic focusing ring to enable 3 manual focusing speed selections
    • Supports Electronic Full Time Manual Focus[6] during One-Shot or Servo AF
    • Power Focus (PF) mode enables smooth focusing for movie shooting
    • 9-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful and soft bokeh
    • Compatible with EOS R3’s maximum 30 FPS high-speed continuous shooting[7]
    • Supports EOS R series cameras’ 1/8-stop aperture control for smooth brightness adjustment during movie shooting
    • Features the white heat shield coating on the lens exterior to suppress the rise of the lens temperature under hot sun
    • Fluorine coating on foremost lens surface helps prevent dust, oil and water sticking to the lens
    • Dust-and-water-resistant design to enable shooting in harsh conditions[8]
    • Bundled with Lens Cap E-185C, Lens Hood ET-160 (WIII), Lens Soft Case LS1200 and Drop-in Screw Filter Holder 52 (WIII) with 52mm Protect Filter; optional Lens Short Hood ET-160B is also available

    Estimated Retail Price: To be announced

    Estimated Sales Start Date: May 2022

    [1] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 800mm, EOS R is used. In Yaw/Pitch directions.

    [2] Electronic Full Time Manual Focus is supported by EOS R3/EOS R5/EOS R6.

    [3] When attached to EOS R3. Refer to the continuous shooting conditions on the camera.

    [4] With EOS R3/EOS R5/EOS R6/EOS R; however, it is not recommended for use under rain.

    [5] CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 1200mm, EOS R is used. In Yaw/Pitch directions.

    [6] Electronic Full Time Manual Focus is supported by EOS R3/EOS R5/EOS R6.

    [7] When attached to EOS R3. Refer to the continuous shooting conditions on the camera.

    [8] With EOS R3/EOS R5/EOS R6/EOS R; however, it is not recommended for use under rain.

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