A Review of the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens

Supertelephoto lenses offer immense utility, yet often come with a high price tag. For those ready to compromise on having a very wide maximum aperture, Canon’s RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens presents much of that versatility but at a more accessible cost. This helpful video review explores the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you can expect from it in practice.

Coming to you from Jared Polin, this great video review looks at the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. The 200-800mm f/6.3-9 is rather affordable as far as such lenses go, though it comes with a nice range of features, including:

  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.62 ft (80 cm) at 200mm, 9.19 ft (2.8 m) at 800mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x at 200mm, 0.2x at 800mm
  • 17 elements in 11 groups
  • 3 UD lenses
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 95mm filter
  • 9 aperture blades for smoother bokeh
  • 5.5 stops of image stabilization
  • Nano USM autofocus motor
  • Focusing/Control Ring with selector switch
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Rotating tripod collar

Overall, the 200-800mm f/6.3-9 appears to be an impressive option for its cost and one that can tackle a lot of needs. Check out the video above for Polin’s full thoughts on the lens.

Credits: FStoppers