Canon Lens Rumors

Here is the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM

Canon will be announcing the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM alongside the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8, which leaked earlier this week.

For scale, here is a size comparison between the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM and it’s big brother, the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM.

Both of these lenses have been long-rumored and should be big sellers for Canon. I expect an official announcement from Canon early next week.

Mahk43

EOS R
CR Pro
Feb 28, 2020
39
43
France
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Woha this is sexy, I have the RF 70-200 2.8 but if image quality is good enough and price very low, I could consider to switch to this one to save money for another one good lens! I have to analyze the shoots I did under f4
 
Jan 2, 2019
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Is it just a cheaper (and maybe lighter) version of Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM ?
Which one is supposed to produce better images: f/2.8 set on f/4 or native f/4?
Probably it will be the "little sibling" like the EF 70-200 F4 L. That old EF lens has great image quality. All RF lenses are very sharp, so probably this new one will be great too in all aspects. The main decision should be other factors like budget and use case.
 
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Joules

EOS R
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2017
1,218
1,375
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Edit: I should have read the other thread before wasting space here :ROFLMAO: PBD did a better job already at comparing it to the RF 70-200 mm 2.8:

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Alex784

EOS-1D X Mark III
Jan 9, 2020
41
19
Canada
Woha this is sexy, I have the RF 70-200 2.8 but if image quality is good enough and price very low, I could consider to switch to this one to save money for another one good lens! I have to analyze the shoots I did under f4
I wouldn't expect to save a lot of money by selling an f/2.8 and buying an f/4, considering that you'd sell at lower price and would pay taxes on the new one...
 
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SUNDOG04

EOS M6 Mark II
CR Pro
Mar 1, 2015
99
34
I guess you never took a hike with you F2.8 collection. The EF F4 L lenses were built with the same quality but half price and half weigth. I would not expect this to be any different.
I have the 2.8 version, non IS. Great lens, but bulky and heavy (I think something like 3.2 lbs.) so very seldom carry far from the car in the field. This f4 lens would suit me fine, if I were able to afford a mirrorless body in the first place.
 

Alex784

EOS-1D X Mark III
Jan 9, 2020
41
19
Canada
I guess you never took a hike with you F2.8 collection. The EF F4 L lenses were built with the same quality but half price and half weigth. I would not expect this to be any different.
You are absolutely right about hiking: I never walk too far from my car. :) I am just wondering how much this stop might save money and/or weight and whether it's worth it from image quality perspective. We'll see.
 
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Codebunny

EOS R1
Sep 5, 2018
647
631
A f/4 70-200 would be a great lens to get into the Canon R but it is disappointing that'll mean no TC support. I don't know about a 2.8 vs 4.0 now, the new RF 2.8 is quite light so I canny imagine people owning both a f/4.0 and f/2.8 like I know a few did on EF (The f/4.0 being the preferred 'outside' lens).
 

Joules

EOS R
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2017
1,218
1,375
Hamburg, Germany
The AF is supposed to still be working at f/8, no ? If it is f/5.6, then you might use a 1.4x one...
Well, not a Canon one at least. Physically, TCs don't fit on the RF 70-200 2.8 if they portrude at all into the lens. And I don't see why this would be different for this cheaper, more compact one.
 

Alex784

EOS-1D X Mark III
Jan 9, 2020
41
19
Canada
Well, not a Canon one at least. Physically, TCs don't fit on the RF 70-200 2.8 if they portrude at all into the lens. And I don't see why this would be different for this cheaper, more compact one.
Indeed, it is very disappointing (I've just read an article about that: I'm still using EF mount body so I don't have this problem yet).
 

filmmakerken

EOS R, EOS 10, FTb
CR Pro
Apr 12, 2020
32
22
Virginia
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I'm excited about this lens.

When I bought my EOS R I also bought the RF28-70mm f/2, a simply gorgeous lens (if a bit heavy). I like the idea of the RF 70-200mm f/2.8, it seems like the natural complement to the 28-70. But I just can't justify spending $2600 (or more) for every lens. I'm thinking that with the IS and the ISO capabilities of the EOS R this lens will suit my needs...assuming it sells for about $1000 less than the f/2.8.
 
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