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Teardown : Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens

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Lensrentalss has amde a complete teardown of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens to show off just what Canon has put into this compact lens that’s part of the ‘holy trinity’ in the photo world.

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 teardown of  Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens proves that RF mount lenses have an entirely new design, check it out. 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/Amazon.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Specs

Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 70–200 mm
Image stab. Yes
Lens mount Canon RF
Max aperture F2.8
Min focus 0.70 m (27.56)
Max magnification 0.23×
Weight 1070 g (2.36 lb)
Length 146 mm (5.75)

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L is a complex beast, but you get a quick feel for it being organized complexity, and it’s actually a much simpler layout than those other lenses. Some of that is from the improved optical design; there’s less glass floating around. Some of it is the use of linear focusing motors.

[…] This lens was a new design from the ground up. There’s no ‘that’s the way we’ve always done it’ holdovers. That’s a lot more work for the designers, but the result is a beautifully engineered, fully modern lens. It’s clean, functional, and straightforward.[…] It’s obviously very robustly engineered from a mechanical standpoint. The internal composites are strong as hell. There are double cams, rods, and posts everywhere. There’s no play in any moving parts. We can’t imagine there will ever be play in the moving parts unless you run over it with a truck.

See the whole teardown at Lens Rentals.

Additional Features of The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Include:

  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 17 lens elements in 13 groups including two aspherical lenses, one super UD lens and four UD lenses, that help to reduce chromatic aberration
  • CIPA standard five stops of image stabilization (IS) including three IS modes with dual-sensing and combination IS
  • 12-pin communication system
  • L-Series dust and weather resistant build with fluorine coating
  • Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) helps minimize lens flare and ghosting

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