The Canon RF 100-300mm is made for sport and wild action
With the Canon RF 100-300 mm f/2.8L IS USM, the Japanese company has added a versatile and bright lens. The super zoom is suitable for sports and wildlife photographers who need a lot of light or want little depth of field in their photos.
The new telephoto zoom lens is relatively light and very suitable for fast photography. It is of course, the maximum aperture of f/2.8 over the entire zoom length that grabs the attention and makes it interesting for sports, wildlife, and reportage photographers.
Fast shutter speeds
Thanks to the aperture of f/2.8 you can use faster shutter speeds without having to turn up the ISO. Adding ISO (light sensitivity) can cause noise and a less sharp photo. Thanks to the 5.5 stops of optical image stabilization, shooting handheld is also an option. The stabilization also helps when shooting at slower shutter speeds. Of course, the stabilization can be combined with the in-body stabilization of the EOS R cameras, such as the EOS R3 and EOS R5.
Specifics Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Canon RF mount for full frame cameras
- 5.5 stops of image stabilization
- Up to 6 stops of stabilization with EOS R cameras
- Dual Nano USM Motor for AF
- 23 elements in 18 groups | 1 fluoride and 4 UD elements
- Maximum aperture of f/2.8
- Nine rounded diaphragm blades
- Minimum focus distance of 1.8m
- Maximum magnification of 0.16x
- 2590 grams
Light weight for its kind
Although the zoom lens weighs in at 2.6 kilograms, it is relatively light for its type. For example, the lens is only 190 grams heavier than the fixed EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM. According to Canon, the Dual Nano USM motor provides silent and very fast autofocus. This also makes the lens suitable for video productions.
An extra control ring and L.FN button have also been added. Making it the first professional RF super telephoto lens with these features.
Strong and weather resistant
Naturally, this L-series telephoto lens is dustproof and weatherproof. During sports matches, the lens can therefore withstand some rain, although it is always better to protect the lens against moisture. A ‘heat shield coating’ has also been added that makes the lens resistant to high temperatures.
Deep bokeh effects
To create good bokeh effects, Canon has opted for nine rounded aperture blades. The fluoride and four Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lenses in the lens correct chromatic aberration and ensure extra sharp photos. According to Canon, the elements also provide a sharp photo from corner to corner thanks to the aspherical lens element.
It is possible to use the Canon RF Extenders that are already on the market. This concerns the RF 1.4x and RF 2x. The RF 1.4x transforms the lens into a lens with a 140-420 mm f/4 lens, and the RF 2x converter lets you zoom in from 200-600 f/5.6.
Price and availability Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM
The Canon RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM will be available everywhere from 19 May and will cost $9,499.
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