Canon has just announced a new ultra wide-angle lens for full-frame EOS R-series cameras. The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens is the broadest ever in a Canon wide-angle zoom for full-frame AF cameras. The unit is designed for use within the expanding family of EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the upcoming EOS R3, currently in development.
It has a compact design along with an extremely modest overall weight of just 1.2 lbs which makes it ideal for a wide variety of handheld and even gimbal-mounted operations.
The Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens also features a bright, constant f/4 maximum aperture which is essential when shooting video. Besides that, the newcomer sports L-Series optical construction highlighted by three UD-glass elements and three Aspherical elements.
According to Canon, the RF 14-35mm F4 comes with the most advanced proprietary lens coatings including Sub-wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC). Lens placement and coatings are also optimized to help users get clear, high-contrast images, even when there is a bright light source either in, or immediately outside, the frame.
The built-in optical Image Stabilization, on the other hand, provides up to 5.5 stops whereas the coordinated IS delivers up to 7 stops of shake-correction with cameras such as the EOS R6 and EOS R5.
Additional features of the Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM include a control ring for direct setting changes of aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation, superb dust and weather-resistance, high speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM, and more. It’s also worth mentioning that the lens accepts conventional 77mm screw-in filters.
Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM Highlights
- RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
- Three Aspherical Elements
- Super Spectra Coating
- Sub-Wavelength Structure Coating
- Air Sphere Coating
- Fluorine Coating on Front Lens Element
- Optical Image Stabilizer
- Close Focus Distance of 7.9″ (20cm)
- Customizable Control Ring
- Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
- Accepts 77mm screw-in filters
The Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be available in August 2021 retailing for $1,699.
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