Canon Europe have announced the launch of the RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM, marking a new generation of super telephoto zoom lenses. By reimagining the EF 300mm f/2.8 as a zoom lens while satisfying the demand for prime level quality, Canon demonstrates its commitment to expanding the EOS R System and RF lens range for photographers and videographers alike. The RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM offers new levels of flexibility and performance in a compact and lightweight design. Due to its zoom range, with a minimum focusing distance of 1.8m with a 0.16x maximum magnification, constant aperture, robust construction and stunning image quality, the lens primarily appeals to professionals and enthusiasts who specialise in sports photography – from indoor sports to motorsports.
The RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM has a super-compact design and is the lightest zoom lens in its class1 at 2.59kg – only 190g heavier than the EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM fixed lens – offering all the flexibility of a zoom matched with the performance of a prime lens. The compact size and performance have been made possible thanks to the RF mount at the heart of the EOS R System. This ground-breaking mount enables the lens to maintain a constant f/2.8 fixed aperture throughout the zoom range whilst offering blazingly fast and accurate autofocus and tracking.
Fully compatible with the range of Canon RF extenders, the RF 1.4x extender can be used throughout the zoom range to produce a 140-420mm F4 lens, while the RF 2x extender can be used to produce a 200-600mm F5.6 lens. This positions the RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM perfectly for sports, news and wildlife photographers who want to avoid switching between lenses during a shoot. Additionally, it is the first professional super telephoto RF lens to feature the control ring, plus a new customisable L.FN button within reach, adding an element of enhanced customisation and greater manual control that these photographers desire.
RF 100-300mm F2.8L IS USM features:
• 100-300mm focal range
• f/2.8 constant zoom
• Lightest in its class at 2.59kg1
• 5.5 stops of Optical Image Stabilizer, with 6-stops when combined with a camera which features an in-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS)
• Silent, fast autofocus, using Dual Nano USM motor
More information: https://www.canon.co.uk/lenses/rf-100-300-2-8-l-is-usm/