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

YuengLinger

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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 M6 Mark II
Jan 28, 2019
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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
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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

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Not all that worried about a few dust specs.

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

 

navastronia

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Aug 31, 2018
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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

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Jun 9, 2017
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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

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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

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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

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Feb 26, 2017
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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.
 

Dj 7th

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Apr 22, 2019
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Hello all,
 

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Del Paso

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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!
 
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