Canon Announces RF 50mm f/1.8 and RF 70-200mm f/4 Lenses

Canon has announced two new lenses for their RF mirrorless system.

The first lens is the long-awaited RF 50mm f/1.8 STM, also known as “nifty fifty.” It is very compact and weighs just 5.6oz (160 grams). It can focus as close as 30cm or about 0.98ft and features a stepping motor.

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The RF 50mm f/1.8¬†also has a control ring that can be used for manual focus, changing the aperture and many other functions. There’s no doubt this lens is going to be extremely popular when it hits the shelves in December, especially considering the retail price of $199.

Canon also announced the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, a telephoto zoom lens that is about 32% shorter and 11% lighter than Canon’s EF 70-200mm f/4 lens. The lens weighs 695 grams and features image stabilization that works wonderfully even if your camera doesn’t have IBIS. Paired with in-body image stabilization found in bodies like EOS R5 or R6, it can reduce shake by about 7.5 stops. The lens features fast, accurate and silent autofocus thanks to Nano USM motors.

Canon RF 70-240mm f/4L IS USM is going to start shipping in December for $1,599.