Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS coming on November 2, 2023

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It looks like Canon is going to continue with their affordable super-telephoto lenses. This time we’re getting an RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS, which will be announced on November 2, 2023. We’re not sure if the already reported on RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM will be announced on the same day or not. Rumored pricing according

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Looks like my Christmas present to me. It will be interesting to see what it actually looks like. To make 800 f/9, it will need 89mm objective, so at least a 95mm filter. Still way lighter than the big whites and 2/3 of a stop faster than the 800 f/11. Probably about the size of the Tamron 150-600, but maybe longer, or if they use DO, maybe shorter.
 
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I wonder if it'll use DO elements?
If it's sharp wide open then this will be very popular.
Both the 600 and 800 f/11 use DO elements (albeit not hyped at all). DO is clearly cheaper to implement at this point than fluorite, so very likely it will have DO. Fluorite is being used sparingly these days. My EF 800 f/5.6 has a fluorite front element (huge) with clear glass protection in front. The RF 800 f/5.6 has the fluorite elements moved to the back (much smaller) and it is not quite as good (particularly with extenders). A BR (Blue Spectrum Refractive) element (as used in the RF 85mm f/1.2 is another possibility for CA correction.
 
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The linked source suggests an MSRP of € 2,500.
For me, at that price point it has to offer a lot more than the RF 600mm/ 800mm F11 lenses. It should have a...
- faster AF motor
- weather sealing to some degree
- full AF capabilities (unlike the 600/800mm where the AF only works in the center square)
 
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