$20k 1200mm and $17k 800mm lenses announced by Canon



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After a series of leaks, the Canon RF 800mm f/v.six L IS USM and Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM lenses have been officially announced – and these 2 new “big whites” come with large price tags to match, with the 800mm clocking in at $16,999 / £19,099.99 / AU$$29,799 and the 1200mm at $xx,000 / £22,449.99 / $35,099.

The new L-series lenses complement the much more affordable f/11 super-telephotos that the manufacturer launched in 2020 – the Canon RF 600mm f/xi IS STM and Canon RF 800mm f/xi IS STM.

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As Canon points out, the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 50 IS USM is “the globe’southward longest AF focal length lens for mirrorless cameras” and “the longest focal length on the market that isn’t a telescope”.

It is also “the smallest lens of its size ever released”, beingness 13kgs lighter and 30cm shorter than the Canon EF 1200mm f/five.6L USM, weighing in at a comparatively lite 3.34kg. Information technology also boasts upward to four stops of paradigm stabilization, which will no doubt be amplified when used with stabilized bodies like the Canon EOS R3, Catechism EOS R5 and Catechism EOS R6.

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The Catechism RF 800mm f/v.half dozen Fifty IS USM tin’t make the industry beating size boasts as its longer sibling, but is even so Canon’s shortest and lightest ever 800mm 50-series lens at simply over 3.1kg.

However, the 800mm f/5.half-dozen does achieve a class-leading focusing distance of just two.6m (“less than half the distance of other 800mm f/5.6 lenses”, co-ordinate to Canon), while the 1200mm can focus to 4.3m.

Both optics characteristic a 9-blade discontinuity and a host of Canon’south top tier lens coatings, including ASC (Air Sphere Coating) to minimize ghosting and flare, particle-repellent fluorine, along with the highly cogitating white infrared heat shield coating on the lens bodies that offers UV atmospheric condition resistance and heat reduction.

Every bit is standard for L lenses they are, of class, fully weather sealed, with drip and dustproof structure employed for the mounting, switch and focus rings. Both besides possess complex optical formulas featuring Fluorite, UD (ultra-low dispersion) and Super UD elements, to reach maximum resolution and correction of chromatic aberration.

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Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM

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Big, powerful lenses crave big, powerful components to shift all those heavy lens elements effectually. Then the lenses feature Ring USM Drive, Dual Ability Drive, high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for quick, quiet autofocus performance – marrying with the animal AF modes on the R3, R5 and R6.

Manifestly with their enormous price tags, the Canon RF 800mm f/five.half-dozen Fifty IS USM and Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM lenses aren’t aimed at common or garden photographers; rather, they’re aimed at sport and wildlife pros, along with the news gathering and surveillance industries. If you accept deep pockets, you lot can pick up both lenses from late May 2022.

Pre-lodge the Canon RF 800mm f/five.half dozen Fifty IS USM at Adorama (US)



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Pre-order the Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM at Park Cameras (UK)



Pre-social club the Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM at Wex (UK)

Pre-guild the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM at Adorama (US)



Pre-order the Canon RF 1200mm f/eight L IS USM at B&H (United states of america)



Pre-social club the Catechism RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM at Park Cameras (UK)



Pre-lodge the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM at Wex (UK)

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The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a mag and spider web journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients as diverse as Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L’Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing grooming for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for photographic camera and lens reviews, photographic and lighting tutorials, as well as industry analysis, news and rumors for publications such as Digital Photographic camera Magazine, PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Northward-Phot0: The Nikon Magazine, Digital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and demonstrations at The Photography Evidence. An Olympus and Catechism shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.

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