Hypnotic Photos, Gigantic Lens: Canon RF 800mm F5.6 L Review

Extreme telephotos aren’t easy to find. A reach like 800mm was just a dream when full frame mirrorless cameras first started trickling out. But the new Canon RF 800mm f5.6 L IS USM changes that, bringing a big reach to the eye-AF-equipped bodies like the EOS R3. If the reach doesn’t impress, the stabilization will. With 4.5 stops of stabilization, it’s possible to actually make photographs with this giant lens handheld.

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Canon EOS R10 Review: The Rebel Killer the World Needs?

The Canon EOS R10 may not have Rebel in the name, but the $1,099 kit feels very much like a mirrorless reincarnation of an old Rebel DSLR. While Canon’s new crop sensor mirrorless feels in tune with the company’s DSLRs, there’s plenty of new technology to be had for Rebels making the transition to mirrorless. The most exciting change from Canon’s entry-level DSLRs? The Animal Eye AF of Canon’s pricier R cameras trickles down to the R10. The electronic viewfinder, which shows an accurate preview of the image about to be taken, will also be welcomed by many beginners.

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Will The New Canon 35mm F1.2 Lens Be Innovative?

Lightweight and compact are two words that are seldom used to describe Canon L lenses. And as much as we wish, users have been anxiously awaiting the manufacturer to fulfill its hefty RF lens roadmap. Canon is reported to finally announce the long-awaited RF 35mm f1.2 L lens by the end of this year. While we are pretty sure you can expect to pay a premium, we can’t help but wonder if Canon will opt to innovate and break the mold. Or will they stick with the tried and true blueprint where photographers should bank on weightlifting before wedding season?

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This Is What $13K Luxury Really Looks Like: Canon RF 600mm F4 Review

Super telephoto lenses have been sluggish to arrive in mirrorless mounts. Yet, Canon already has more long lenses than the older Sony E Mount. That’s partly because lenses like the Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM adapt the same optical design as the similar DSLR lens. Telling the new RF 600mm apart from the EF version is difficult to do at first glance. But, with closer inspection, the RF lens has a band of silver at the mount and is actually a little longer and slightly heavier. But, with backgrounds as soft as melted butter, Canon’s new 600mm mirrorless mount is just as made for wildlife and sports as the EF lens.

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Massive Body, Remarkable Photos: Canon RF 400mm F2.8 Review

Long, bright glass is hard to come by, but Canon didn’t wait long before bringing its 400mm f2.8 over to the RF mount. The Canon RF 400mm f2.8 L IS USM brings the same optics as the EF 400mm f2.8 IS III USM to cameras like the R3 and R5 without the use of a mount adapter. As part of the L series, it uses both a high-end, weather sealed build and pro level optics. Lenses of this stature are pricey, however, and the new Canon RF 400mm f2.8 is no exception. The glass retails for just under $12K.

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Great Price, Feeble Edges: Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Review

Ultra-wide angle lenses tend to be huge and expensive. But, Canon’s widest full-frame mirrorless prime is also one of the company’s most affordable lenses. Beat in price by only the $199 nifty fifty, the Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM sits at just $299. At under six ounces, it barely adds weight to the front of the camera. And, it’s an ultra-wide-angle lens that doesn’t have an equivalent in the EF mount.

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The New Cheap Canon RF Lenses Look Enticing — for Dry Photography

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Canon’s early RF mount lenses focused on pro rather than budget photographers. But, the company’s latest glass expands Canon’s list of under $700 mirrorless lenses. The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM is a lightweight pancake lens (sort of) that’s priced at $299.99. The new RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM, meanwhile, offers a lot of zoom for under $700. Despite Canon’s budget RF cameras like the Rp being weather-sealed, however, both of the newest cheap Canon RF lenses are not made for rain.

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New Patent Shows RF Mount Crop-sensor Kit Lenses for Canon

Is a Canon APS-C sensor RF mount camera also around the corner?

APC-S mirrorless camera models aren’t new to Canon. They debuted this range with their EOS M model in 2012 and followed it up over the years with various iterations. All these models use their EF-M lens mount. The most recent among them is the Canon EOS M50 Mark II, the release of which surprised me. This system is somewhat crippled by the lack of lenses released by Canon to support it. 8 were released over the last 9 years, along with an adapter to support EF lenses. When you compare that with 21 lenses and 2 teleconverters for the full-frame RF mount, we can clearly see where most of Canon’s R&D has been focusing on lately. A new report now states that Canon has filed patents for multiple RF mount lenses exhibiting APS-C lens characteristics. This could indicate the release of an upcoming crop sensor RF mount mirrorless camera from them.

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Canon Is Set to Flesh Out Their RF Lenses with 4 New Primes

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Canon is looking to expand their number of more affordable RF Lenses pretty quickly.

It took a while for Canon to introduce many affordable RF lenses for the EOS R, EOS RP, EOS R5, and EOS R6. Now, though, things are starting to change. We have already seen solid options like the RF 35mm f1.8 Macro, the RF 50mm f1.8, and the RF 85mm f2. Then there are lenses like the RF 600mm and RF 800mm f11 primes, and the excellent RF 24-105mm f4-7.1, and RF 24-240mm f4-6.3. These lenses have made Canon’s Full Frame Mirrorless system much more palatable to more than just top-end pros. There’s still a long way to go, but Canon is apparently busy at work on four new primes that range from f1.4 to f1.8. We’re pretty excited, and you should be too. We’ve got all the deets after the break.

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Canon and Nikon Desperately Need Sigma and Others in 2021

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We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again; a camera platform is only as good as the lenses available for it. Canon and Nikon have gone about creating gorgeous first-party lenses for their Mirrorless platforms. However, a lack of competition has seen their prices remain sky-high. These high prices have put off many photographers from jumping into both the RF and Z mount systems. However, we hear Sigma might finally start developing lenses for these Mirrorless platforms in 2021. This is fantastic, people. Let’s talk about it more after the break.

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A New Canon EOS Rebel R That’s Cheaper Than the RP Could Hit In 2021

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After a slow start to life in the Mirrorless world, Canon is now almost at full steam. Along with launches of some spectacular lenses, we have seen the brilliant Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 hit the streets. There’s even speculation that we might see a high-resolution (90+ Megapixel) Canon body early next year. Hot on the trails of that news comes word of a potential return to the Rebel series of cameras. A new Canon EOS Rebel R that’s cheaper than the current EOS RP (it’s just $999) might just kickstart the faltering camera market. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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Canon’s 85mm F1.4 L Has the Best Optical Quality of Any EF Mount Lens

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After somewhat of a break from testing camera lenses, DXOMark has returned with a bombshell. The Canon 85mm f1.4 L IS USM, an EF mount lens for DSLRs, is a certified banger! In fact, it’s so good, it beats the stellar Sony 85mm f1.4 GM in every category. Also, for Canon RF mount users, the new 85mm f2 IS STM did very well during DXOMark’s tests. If you’re a portrait photographer who shoots Canon, head past the break for all the juicy details.

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Budget Portrait Magic: Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Review

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At the initial launch, the Canon RF mount had few budget-friendly options, but the Mirrorless lens line-up is quickly catching up. The Canon RF 85mm f2 Macro IS STM is one of those lenses. An ideal focal length for portraiture, Canon also tossed in .5x macro capabilities — the lens isn’t a one genre shooter. Priced at $600, the lens is easily the more accessible option than the $3,000 RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS.

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The New Canon Nifty 50 Can Have 7 Stops of Stabilization

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We’ve all been waiting a long time for Canon to introduce some more affordable lens options for their Mirrorless cameras. Today, we have been blessed with two such lenses. The big C has finally announced the Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM (hurrah, a new nifty fifty) and the Canon RF 70-200mm f4 L IS USM. At just $199 and $1,599, respectively, these lenses are much easier on the wallet than previous Canon RF mount lenses. We have all the details after the break.

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Our Guide to Canon RF Mount Lenses Just Got a New Lick of Paint

Canon has been busy pumping out new Canon RF Mount lenses, and we’ve been busy reviewing them.

During the last year, Canon has been busy innovating in the camera lens space. The RF mount has come on in leaps and bounds in a short amount of time. It is quickly becoming an excellent, well-rounded platform. We have also been busy putting Canon RF mount lenses to the test in the real world to see if they can stand up to the levels of abuse Canon claims. We’ve just updated our Canon RF mount buyers guide so that you can quickly see just how well each lens performed. For all the details about the update, skip past the break.

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Small, Sharp, and Affordable: Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Review

Kit lenses have a certain stigma attached to them, but the Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM breaks the kit lens mold.

One of the biggest complaints we hear is that the cost of entry into Canon’s RF mount glass is too high. Canon has a plan to rectify this with more affordable RF lens options for those who don’t want to spring for premium L series glass. The Canon RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM was launched earlier this year, and it’s intended to be sold as part of Canon’s camera kit bundles. However, you can buy this lens separately from their camera bodies. At just $399, this versatile lens is a full $700 cheaper than the RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM, but is it worthy of your time? Find out in our full review.

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The Canon R5, R6 May Ship in Sept, August, But Will the Prices be Right?

The Canon R5 and the R6 are the most anticipated cameras of 2020, but Canon needs to get this right, or the RF mount may have to head back to the drawing board.

Canon has the photography world’s attention right now. All eyes have been on the BIG C since they first announced the Canon R5 and the Canon R6, and for a good reason. A quick look at the reported specs will make any photography and videographer weak at the knees, but until today, firm shipping timelines have been hard to come by, and there is still no word on pricing. It’s the latter part of that last sentence that has us slightly worried. Canon need’s to be really careful when it comes to pricing their new cameras, or they may find that their RF mount simply won’t gain traction. After the break, we will take a quick look at everything that may be happening in September and August, and we will discuss possible pricing strategies.

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Bokeh for Days! The Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS Review

The Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS lens sports brand new Defocus Smoothing coatings to deliver even creamier bokeh than the original RF 85mm f1.2.

In an interesting move, Canon announced the RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS less than six months after first introducing the original RF 85mm f1.2. The DS is essentially a Special Edition of the original RF 85mm f1.2 portrait lens. What sets the Canon RF 85mm f1.2 L USM DS apart is the new Defocus Smoothing coating incorporated into the new lens, and the $2,999 price tag. This lens coating is designed to reduce the amount of light passing through the lens gradually from the center towards the periphery. The resulting bokeh appears smoother and more pleasing. We found a lot to love about the original RF 85mm f1.2. Does the additional Defocus Smoothing coating deliver and help improve upon the well regarded original?

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A Possible Canon RF 24-150mm F4 Is Making Things Very Interesting

Canon is busy when it comes to RF mount lenses, and this means great things for EOS R cameras and other potential RF Mount platforms.

Until very recently, things had been quiet on the Canon Mirrorless camera front. But, one segment of their business has been making a ton of noise – their RF Mount lens department. Every couple of months, it seems that new patents are filed by Canon for new RF mount lenses, and almost like clockwork, a new RF mount lens patent has emerged. This time it’s for an RF 24-150mm f4 lens. Let’s talk about this after the break.

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If It’s Real: The Canon RF 70-135mm F2 Would Be a Dream Lens

Canon could release seven new RF mount lenses in 2020, but the standout of the bunch would be the Canon RF 70-135mm f2.

News surrounding Canon has been coming in thick and fast over the last few weeks. First, we heard about the new Canon EOS R5, which was confirmed as being in development. And now, we understand that Canon might release no fewer than seven new RF mount lenses in the coming year. One of these lenses stands out more than the others: the potential Canon RF 70-135mm f2. Join us after the break for all the details.

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