Along with the Canon R6, and EOS R5, Canon officially introduced the new super-telephoto wide range lens named Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM. The company announced the development of this lens back in February this year.
The lens is built according to the scheme with 20 elements in 14 groups, including 1 Super UD element and 6 UD elements. It allows you to shoot at a distance of 0.9 m (in wide-angle). Moreover, the maximum magnification is 0.33x. The effectiveness of the image stabilization system is declared equal to 5 EV. The landing diameter of the filter is 77 mm. A lens with a diameter of 93.8 mm, a length of 207.6 mm, and weighs 1370 g.
Dual Nano USM system utilizes both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to realize quick and accurate focusing that is also smooth and nearly silent to suit both photography and video applications. This focusing system also affords full-time manual focus control when working in the one-shot AF mode. A unique Control Ring is also integrated into the lens design for intuitive control over exposure settings from the lens itself and the rotating zoom ring also feature torque adjustment for fine-tuning the feel of the lens.
Canon claims that this lens has a weather-resistant design that protects against dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions.
The Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM Lens has been priced at $2,699 and is now available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com online store.
In addition to this lens, Canon has also introduced two new RF-Mount Teleconverters: Canon Extender RF 1.4x and Canon Extender RF 2x. The first has 7 elements in 4 groups and weighs 225 g with dimensions of 71.2 x 20.3 mm. The optical design of the second includes 9 elements in 5 groups. It has been priced at $499 and it can be pre-ordered through the Bhphotovideo.com store.
The RF 2x comes with a diameter of 71.2 mm, a length of 39.3 mm, and weighs 340 grams. It cost $599 is also available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com online store.