Images and specifications for the upcoming RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS & DM-E100

JuanMa

Canon New F1
May 10, 2018
66
53
Spain
The EF 70-300L and 100-400L II have the same design, as do the standard (24/28-xx) L zooms for RF and EF.
I’m certainly wrong on this, but I have always considered telescopic zooms as cheap compromises. Dust filtration and solidity are among my fears with that kind of lenses.
 

YuengLinger

EOS 5D MK IV
Dec 20, 2012
2,628
748
Southeastern USA
I’m certainly wrong on this, but I have always considered telescopic zooms as cheap compromises. Dust filtration and solidity are among my fears with that kind of lenses.
I don't see how it is much cheaper to manufacture, but the ease of storing in a bag seems to be a preference among many here. Personally, with a few "critical" lenses such as the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, I don't mind needing some extra space to accommodate a more dust and weather resistant design, but Canon has a different agenda from any individual photographer!
 

shawn

EOS M50
Jan 28, 2019
26
25
I’m certainly wrong on this, but I have always considered telescopic zooms as cheap compromises. Dust filtration and solidity are among my fears with that kind of lenses.
It means they can make a better lens for less money. How is that bad?
 

ehouli

EOS M50
Jan 8, 2013
41
0
Oh well after seeing the telescopic zoom of the RF 70-200 2.8 L, well... I can see dust specs everywhere! that was my experience with the EF 100-400 mk II.
 

Ramage

EOS M50
Aug 27, 2019
37
28
Not all that worried about a few dust specs.

I am sure it has been posted but worth re-posting

 

navastronia

EOS RP + 5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
238
254
Not all that worried about a few dust specs.

I am sure it has been posted but worth re-posting

As long as they don't make it to the sensor . . .
 
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Yasko

EOS 80D
Jun 9, 2017
114
18
What is a smiley supposed to mean in the context of calling something a scheme?

Canon is trying to offer a product that competes well in a saturated market. What do you want them to do, give it away for free?
The smiley doesn‘t „mean“ so much at all.
New mount = new lenses = a lot of money made in this case. Nothing else I wanged to say.
It‘s not like I‘m stupid, of course business is about money, but I will keep my EF lenses for a good bit of time, and I have to give it to Canon, they even added functionality to the, via their adaptors. It‘s all fine, we‘re not doomes.

How did you come to the conclusion that I thought they should give it away for free?
It‘s just that I take it with a grain of salt. Especially the new design of the 70-200 I don‘t like very much. Besides the advantages over the older EF model, judging without Images, afaik there aren‘t any available and I am not a pixel peeper.
 

Act444

EOS 6D MK II
May 4, 2011
1,029
120
First samples of IQ on the 70-200 are up on TDP.


Unfortunately no apples-to-apples comparison with the EF version.

But, against the RF 24-70 at 70mm 2.8:


IMO, slight edge to the 70-200.

Against the RF 28-70 f2 at 70mm 2.8:


Closer but I'd say the 70-200 has slightly better corners.
 

Michael Clark

Now we see through a glass, darkly...
Apr 5, 2016
1,120
548
First samples of IQ on the 70-200 are up on TDP.


Unfortunately no apples-to-apples comparison with the EF version.

But, against the RF 24-70 at 70mm 2.8:


IMO, slight edge to the 70-200.

Against the RF 28-70 f2 at 70mm 2.8:


Closer but I'd say the 70-200 has slightly better corners.
All of which follows Uncle Roger's "Law of Zoom Relativity", even when they're not wide angle zooms.
 

SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
1,346
325
ef 70-200 /2.8 II at the 70mm end is on par with RF 70-200 besides in the extreme corners where RF lens looks better.
at the tele end, RF lens wins in mid frame and corners.
however, at the 135mm, I favour the EF lens in corners and centre.
I am keen to see some bokeh samples of the RF lens at various FLs. really keen.
 

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
578
547
Oh well after seeing the telescopic zoom of the RF 70-200 2.8 L, well... I can see dust specs everywhere! that was my experience with the EF 100-400 mk II.
I bought one of the very first 100-400 II zooms, used it often in dusty and wet environments (Northern American deserts, Wales and Scotland), and don't have any dust or fungus issues...
I never stow it away wet, or without caps, but don't even use a filter. :unsure:
Sorry for you!