Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L extends like Pinocchio’s nose!

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Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L extends like Pinocchio's nose!

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We have been capable of see Canon’s newest RF lenses at Berlin Picture Week, and the eagerly anticipated Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens has an exterior focusing mechanism that extends like Pinocchio’s nostril! 

We had been fortunate sufficient to identify the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, however we did not have sufficient fingers to take a video of the extending lens in motion. Thankfully, Canon Korea posted a video (which was hurriedly made non-public).

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L extends like Pinocchio's nose!

The Canon RF 70-200mm (left) is comparable in size to its EF predecessor (proper) when totally prolonged

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The great people at Canon Rumors captured the above GIF of the mechanism, and as you may see it extends about an additional third – which brings it to roughly the identical size because the for much longer Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM when totally prolonged. 

Once we first laid eyes on the ultra-compact optic, together with the Canon EOS RP, it appeared apparent {that a} telescoping mechanism would account for its impossibly small measurement. As Canon instructed us, the tremendous small type issue when collapsed signifies that the lens “fits in your bag standing up”. 

The RF 70-200mm is due for launch earlier than the top of the 12 months, and can full the Canon RF lens roadmap‘s hotly awaited trinity lens lineup, which incorporates the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L and Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L extends like Pinocchio's nose!

Externally, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM Defocus Smoothing lens is equivalent to the “standard” RF 85mm f/1.2L

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We additionally acquired one other have a look at the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS – the boutique Defocus Smoothing model of the stellar Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM. Whereas Canon says it’s “absolutely not a Soft Focus lens”, it possesses an apodization-like course of to supply extremely pleasing bokeh. 

We’re instructed that the DS model of the lens will notably enchantment to portrait lenses, while the visually equivalent plain-vanilla model will probably be a lot better fitted to lowlight use.

We’re very excited to place each lenses to the check, and we’ll let you already know whether or not they rank among the many finest Canon lenses. 

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