Canon launches 2 groundbreaking additions to the RF line of lenses
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Canon has announced the 2 latest additions to its RF lens offerings. The 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM, like many in its category, may be best suited to wildlife photography or other forms of high-speed capture. However, it is also set apart by its relatively refined form factor. The OEM asserts that it is 28% lighter than the most comparable EF 70-200mm lens, while being 27% shorter as well.
The new RF 70-200mm F2.8L lens is kitted out with 2 "Nano" ultrasonic motors (USMs), which, as Canon asserts, enhances autofocus in the new device's video and photography applications. It comprises 17 lens elements sorted into 13 groups, including 2 aspherical lenses, 4 ultra-low dispersion (UD) lenses and 1 super-UD component, so as to enhance chromatic enhancement. The 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM also features an adjustable control ring, which allows the user to fine-tune settings such as aperture, exposure compensation, ISO or shutter speed.
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS is the first lens to feature Canon's Defocus Smoothing spec. It is a new coating designed to enhance bokeh effects, which may boost portrait photography completed using this product. This lens is also rated to focus across as close up as 2.79 feet (or 0.85 meters).
It also has aspheric and UD lenses, albeit only one of each; however, this new 85mm attachment adds Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) optics to manage chromatic abnormailities. This accessory also has a movable control ring, as well as an Air Sphere Coating in order to reduce lens flare or ghosting.
The Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM will be released in late November 2019, whereas the 85mm F1.2L USM DS will go on sale about a month after that. Currently, the 2 new lenses have approximate retail prices of US$2,699.00 and $2,999.00 respectively.