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Firmware Update For RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Lens Coming January 2020

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Canon has announced a future firmware update plan for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens. This firmware will be released in the beginning of January 2020.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is the RF-mount lens that everyone has been waiting for. This high-performance F2.8 telephoto zoom lens offers exceptional image quality in a compact body, designed to work in all conditions.

The price for RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens is $2,699.00, now available for order at B&H Photo Video/Adorama/AmazonTeardown : Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

Future Firmware Plan: RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens

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It has been confirmed that when using the RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM to perform AF shooting to capture a subject at close-range with the focus distance approximately set to the Tele-end (200mm), the image may become slightly front-focused.

New firmware with improved focus accuracy is scheduled for release in the beginning of Jan. 2020, and once the preparations are completed, we will post the information on our Web site.

Note: New firmware being released at this time is for lenses equipped with firmware version 1.0.5 or earlier. The lens firmware version can be checked in the camera’s menu.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements

Offering versatility and long reach in a notably sleek form factor, the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM is a flexible telephoto zoom characterized by its bright design and advanced optics. The constant f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working in difficult lighting conditions and also enables greater control over depth of field. A sophisticated optical design comprises a series of specialized elements, which help to suppress a variety of aberrations throughout the zoom range for well-controlled imagery. An Air Sphere Coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.

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