The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM announcement draws closer

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mb66energy

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It'll be interesting to see what their design choice will be on the f/4 version. If it has an internal zoom, it's quite possible that the teleconverters will work.
Interesting idea - I was shure they will do it as extending zoom for "stow away compactness" but maybe they have found an optical formular to make it internal but still quite compact (with enouth space for TCs).
Would be great to have f/8 with 2x TC after we do no longer have fear for f/11 primes !
 
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I'm a little surprised it has taken this long for a budget minded 50mm lens to make its way to the RF system. Hopefully we won't be waiting too much longer and hopefully the price won't be drastically higher than the hundred-ish dollars that have made the plastic fantastic such a big seller for them.
 

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I have upgrade fever for an R6, because I can't swing an R5 anytime in the near future. I have the EF 70-200F4LIS, and love it. I wonder how much better this one will be? Also will it do the full 12/20FPS? I think all RF native lenses do.


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mb66energy

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I have upgrade fever for an R6, because I can't swing an R5 anytime in the near future. I have the EF 70-200F4LIS, and love it. I wonder how much better this one will be? Also will it do the full 12/20FPS? I think all RF native lenses do.


-Brian
Same here. I expect a shorter and lighter (than adapter+lens) system and I expect some strong optimization for cooperative IS (IBIS + lens) and some nano-USM implementation to exploit the video capabilties of the R5/6 cameras.
I do not expect some stellar improvement of IQ because there is not too much to gain - IMO it is excellent (but not tests with more than 26 MPixels in FF land. By the way:; I am speaking about the mark i IS lens.
 

gzroxas

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Although I like the internal zoom in my 70-200 f4 IS, I wonder if they'll do an extending RF 70-200 f4 IS... Portability and quality are key to me
 
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I really love my EF 70-200 f4 L IS II and plan to keep it for the foreseeable future. It is a great lens and can adapt to my R5 and M6 II with the option of using the EF 1.4x TC III. I still have my 100-400 II, but it wll go as soon as I receive the RF 100-500 and validate the performance.
 
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I have upgrade fever for an R6, because I can't swing an R5 anytime in the near future. I have the EF 70-200F4LIS, and love it. I wonder how much better this one will be? Also will it do the full 12/20FPS? I think all RF native lenses do.
Has anyone seen the attainable framerates by various adapted EF lenses? If it exists I haven't seen it. Interested mostly for my 100-400 II and 70-200/2.8.
 

Danglin52

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Has anyone seen the attainable framerates by various adapted EF lenses? If it exists I haven't seen it. Interested mostly for my 100-400 II and 70-200/2.8.
I don't think there is any difference in frame rate between EF/RF lenses. This one will really hard to measure without some testing tools. The only difference I would expect would be in IBIS effectiveness. The RF lenses communicate more information and should provide better co-operation between he body/lens.