Canon Announces Three New Mirrorless Lenses

Canon is showing no signs of stopping, with three new mirrorless lenses hitting the market, each with impressive features: the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM, RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM, and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM, each with quite interesting features.

RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM

  • 1.4x maximum magnification
  • Spherical aberration (SA) control ring for changing the character of the bokeh and introducing a softer focus effect
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to five stops of compensation (eight when combined with in-body stabilization)
  • Dual Nano USM for fast and quiet autofocus
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Two focus presets
  • Dust- and weather-resistant design

You can preorder the RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM here.

RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM

  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of compensation and three separate modes
  • Super Spectra Coating and Air Sphere Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Fluorite and super UD lens elements for reduced chromatic aberrations
  • Light weight of 6.37 pounds
  • Minimum focusing distance of 8.2 feet
  • Nine-blade circular diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Weather- and dust-resistant design

You can preorder the RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM here.

RF 600mm f/4L IS USM

  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stops of compensation and three separate modes
  • Super Spectra Coating and Air Sphere Coating for reduced flares and ghosting and increased contrast
  • Fluorite and super UD lens elements for reduced chromatic aberrations
  • Light weight of 6.81 pounds
  • Minimum focusing distance of 13.8 feet
  • Nine-blade circular diaphragm for smoother bokeh
  • Weather- and dust-resistant design

You can preorder the RF 600mm f/4L IS USM here.

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9 Comments

Nacona Nix's picture

Very happy that the new 100mm macro is a relatively affordable RF lens at $1399, and the new SA feature looks interesting.

Kurt Hummel's picture

Glad their is nothing new with the 600, I'll keep my EF with adaptor and use the money for another trip. I like the 100, I always want to try macro but just never find the time for it. I've always wanted to get the MP E65 but I think this 100 will be more versatile lens for me.

Robert Nurse's picture

Wasn't there a problem with the EF 600's: the newest one?

Tammie Lam's picture

It's prone to the shutter shock below 1/320s, and optically is inferior to the v2:
https://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/ISO-12233-Sample-Crops.aspx?...

TDP tested 2 copies. Canon sacrificed the IQ to the weight for no reason I think. I was hoping the RF version will be a new design but no...

Kurt Hummel's picture

Not sure, I bought the II new in 2017 and never regretted it. They are expensive but for wildlife it’s worth every penny.

Robert Nurse's picture

"If I were a rich man,
Ya ha deedle deedle, bubba bubba deedle deedle dum.
All day long I'd biddy biddy bum.
If I were a wealthy man."

Yeah, but, I'd still love to have that 400mm though.

Rich Umfleet's picture

Or... No wife! No girlfriend! No kids! However, GAS can be more expensive than all the above.

Robert Nurse's picture

There have been times when I rented the 400, 500 and 600's. Sometimes the weather played nice. But, it was a bumber when it didn't. If you own the thing, there's less of a let down and the feeling of waste. ;)

Rich Umfleet's picture

It's legal to rent and buy lenses, but not so legal when it comes to love. So, sure, no feeling of waste, just a feeling of complete and utter loneliness.