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Canon Announces the RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM Lenses

Today, Canon has announced the two latest lenses for RF mount mirrorless cameras, the RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM and RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM, continuing to expand their lineup to new extremes.

RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

With a remarkably close minimum focusing distance of 8.53 ft (2.6 meters), equating to a maximum magnification of 0.34x, the RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM is an impressively versatile lens well suited to wildlife and bird photography. It provides optical image stabilization of up to 4.5 stops with three separate modes of operation and can accept both 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, allowing it to become a 1120mm f/8 and 1600mm f/11 optic as well.

At 6.9 lbs, the 800mm f/5.6L is impressively light. It also features Super Spectra Coating (SSC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for reduced flares and ghosting, a customizable electronic focusing ring with manual focus capability in Servo AF, two focus presets, a circular nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh, dust- and water-resistant construction, and fluorine coating on the front element.

Expect the RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM to be available in late May 2022 at a price of $16,999.

RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

In addition to its extremely long focal length, the 1200mm f/8L IS USM comes with a variety of advanced features. It weighs just 7.4 lbs, has a minimum focusing distance of 14.1 ft (4.3 m), features optical image stabilization of up to 4 stops with three separate modes of operation, and can accept both 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, allowing it to become a 1680mm f/11 and 2400mm f/16 optic as well.

It also features Super Spectra Coating (SSC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for reduced flares and ghosting, a customizable electronic focusing ring with manual focus capability in Servo AF, two focus presets, a circular nine-blade diaphragm for smoother bokeh, dust- and water-resistant construction, and fluorine coating on the front element.

Expect the RF 1200mm f/5.6L IS USM to be available in late May 2022 at a price of $19,999.

Credits: Alex Cooke, FStoppers

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