By Ron Chen, Correspondent ASEAN Region
Monday, alongside the development announcement of the EOS R3, ao high-speed, high-responsive professional mirrorless camera designed to give sports and news photographers the advantage capturing fast action, Canon Europe has announced three new RF lenses.
The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM join its extensive range of optically excellent, and industry leading, RF lenses built for Canon’s EOS R System – a System designed to future proof and give unparalleled capabilities for the photographers of today and tomorrow. Ideal for professional wildlife and sports photographers, these super telephoto lenses are the first in the RF line-up to feature a double power drive method, enabling cameras to focus faster than ever before, helping professionals keep track of action – even when shooting at 30fps.
Also launching today is the RF 100mm F2.8L MACRO IS USM – the world’s first AF macro lens with 1.4x magnification. This lens is a kitbag essential for all photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals, looking to advance their creative skills with the powerful benefits EOS R System cameras and lenses bring.
RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM – super telephoto lenses with incredible focusing speeds The RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm F4L IS USM are based, respectively, on the ground-breaking EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III USM and EF 600mm f/4L III USM – two much-loved super telephoto lenses for professional sports and wildlife photographers. While the optics and mechanics of the lenses are largely the same as the EF versions, the capabilities of these super telephoto lenses are next level, as they take full advantage of Canon’s revolutionary EOS R System and RF Mount.
B2C Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa Amine Djouahra said, “Professionals using the lenses will enjoy incredible focal lengths – even more so when used with the 1.4x and 2x RF extenders – ultra-high optical performance, speedy focusing, reduced weight, and improved balance when using with a Canon EOS R System camera.”