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100-400mm Canon RF telephoto zoom lens
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    • $649 price
    • September 14 announcement
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  • Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel, and more, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, but not only reaches 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera.

    Using a single Ultra-Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience, and control in your hands.

  • Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF16mm F2.8 STM and RF100--400mm F5.6--8 IS USM lenses. Both lenses invite current EOS R series users and those who are considering a move to Canon's prominent mirrorless system, such as the EOS R or EOS RP, to expand their content creation abilities with the visual drama of an ultra-wide-angle lens and true telephoto-only zoom lens. As the "lens first" EOS R series continues to expand, these latest lenses open the door to a wide-range of imaging creators, encouraging them to test the powers and possibilities of their art.

    Truly Telephoto Possibilities

    The Canon RF100--400mm F5.6--8 IS USM provides users with a versatile and popular zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. It's an affordable and easily hand-holdable entry into the world of super-telephoto, full-frame photography and video. Offering superb performance and sharpness, the 100--400mm focal length provides a versatile range for all types of telephoto opportunities --- be it portraits and documenting events, to sports, birding and wildlife. And, for the first time in a non-L-series lens, the RF100--400mm will accept optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders, offering even more telephoto potential in a lightweight package. Yes, the Canon RF100--400mm is an excellent gateway into the world of wildlife, nature, and sports photography. However, this lens and its super-telephoto abilities can also be leveraged for the video content creator or vlogger when compiling b-roll type footage or for subjects who are at a distance.

    Additional features of the Canon RF100-400mm include:

    • High image quality --- similar to the well-regarded EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
    • 100-400mm telephoto zoom range
    • Accepts optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
    • 6 -- F8 variable maximum aperture
    • Easy hand-held operation --- lighter than EF70-300 IS II lens
    • Up to 5.5-Stops^ i^ optical IS and 6-stops ^ii^ correction with coordinated IS
    • Nano USM for high-speed and smooth AF
    • Smooth and nearly silent AF during video recording
    • Superb close-focusing --- at 400mm, excellent 0.41x magnification
    • 9-blade aperture, for smooth backgrounds/foregrounds
    • 67mm filter thread

    Pricing and Availability

    The Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM and RF100--400mm F5.6--8 IS USM are scheduled to be available in October 2021 for an estimated retail price of $299.00 and $649.00, respectively

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