Rumors of the Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM have been circulating for some time, and it’s now confirmed that this powerhouse lens is indeed in the pipeline. According to latest Canon Rumors, the new Canon RF 200-500mm F4L IS USM lens will be priced at around $15,999.
As the Q4 2023 release date approaches, photographers worldwide eagerly await the opportunity to experience the transformative capabilities of the Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM lens.
Canon RF 200-500mm F4L IS USM lens will not come with a built-in teleconverter as rumored before. But don’t worry, there is a nice teleconverter for both Canon RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM and Canon RF 200-500mm F4L IS USM lens. The reason for not having built-in teleconverter is that Canon want to make this lens much lighter. A built-in teleconverter makes the lens bigger and heavier.
Canon RF 200-500mm F4 L IS USM Lens Price Rumored to be Around $15,999
The Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM lens is poised to be a game-changer for photographers specializing in sports and wildlife photography. Unlike the EF version, this lens forgoes the teleconverter, which may prove to be an advantage for professionals seeking the ultimate in clarity and image integrity. With a focal length range that stretches from 200mm to an impressive 500mm, the lens empowers photographers to capture stunning close-ups and distant subjects with exceptional detail and precision.
Although the price tag of $15,999 may raise eyebrows, it’s important to consider the lens’s extended telephoto reach and the impact of inflation on the market. When compared to the Canon EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x, which was introduced in May 2013 at a price of $11,799 USD, the adjusted cost of the RF 200-500mm lens remains relatively consistent in today’s economic landscape. This perspective helps contextualize the investment and underscores the lens’s long-term value.
Canon has a long history of upgrading its lenses in pairs, and the lack of an RF version of the 500mm has many photographers wondering when it’s coming. However, with the recent launch of the RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM, Canon appears to have taken a fresh approach to its super telephoto lenses.
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