Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Review (by ePhotozine)

ePhotozine has published their Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens review (tested on the 45MP Canon EOS R5): “Highly Recommended – light, compact, fast and delightful to use, delivering great results.”

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens Key Features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Four Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere and Fluorine Coatings
  • Dual Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Pros:

  • Sharp and crisp at wide apertures
  • Low central CA
  • Impressively low vignetting
  • Well-controlled distortion
  • Fast, accurate and virtually silent focusing
  • Excellent flare resistance
  • Close focusing
  • Light and compact
  • Dust and moisture resistance
  • Attractive price

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Cons:

  • Sharpness falls off at small apertures

Conclusion from Ephotozine:

The new lens is very finely crafted and performs extremely well in the field, the wider apertures being especially crisp, which is great because such lenses are often used at wide apertures. That way higher shutter speeds can be employed and the ISO kept within reasonable bounds. Focusing is spot on, very fast and virtually silent. The lower weight and compact size mean less fatigue from carrying the lens all day. All these things add up to a really useful optic that produces some fine results.

Definitely Highly Recommended.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Lens: $1,599.99 at AmazonB&H and Adorama.

Canon EOS R5 body: $3,899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

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