Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM up for Pre-order on Amazon US

Canon has launched the RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens in the US online. This is made for Canon’s RF Series of Cameras such as EOS R5, R6, etc, and has a launch price tag of $1,399.

These lenses will ship to customers in July 2021 and is now available to pre-order online in the US from Amazon US, B&H Photo, Adorama, etc.

Canon has also announced two other lenses – RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM ( Price: $11,999 ) and RF600mm F4L IS USM ( Price: $12,999 ).

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM as the name suggests is a macro lens with a min focus distance of 0.86 ft. / 0.26m. It has Auto-focus support and offers a maximum magnification ratio of 1.4x for great close-up photography. Canon has equipped this lens with an Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 Stops of Shake Correction. If you are using it with a camera like EOS R5 which has built-in image stabilization, you get around 8 stops of shake correction. The lens also features Hybrid IS technology which reduces blurring in handheld macro photography by compensating for both angle and shift camera shake.

For the first time, Canon has implemented a Spherical Aberration (SA) Control Ring in a lens, that lets you adjust the bokeh characteristics on the fly. Using this ring, you can change the shape and character of the foreground and background bokeh paving way for some creative, unique-looking shots. There is also another Control Ring available on the lens which can be programmed to adjust shutter speed, lens aperture, exposure compensation, etc.

For faster and better accurate Auto-focus, Canon has equipped this lens with dual independent Nano USMs motors. The RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens features dust and weather-resistant construction in the lens mount, switch panel, and all rings. The fluorine coatings on the front and rear help you to easily clean smudges and fingerprints off the glass.

Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM Lens Specifications

Lens MountCanon RF mount ( compatible with Canon EOS R-series cameras like EOS R5, R6, R3, etc )
Focal length100mm ( Full-frame )
Lens typePrime lens
Min Focus Disatance0.86 ft. (10.2 in.) /0.26 m.
Maximum Magnification1.4x
Aperture rangeF2.8 – F32
Aperture blades9 circular
Lens construction17 elements in 13 groups
Lens CoatingSuper Spectra Coating; Fluorine coating
Filter size67 mm
Image stabilization5 stops built-in ( up to 8 stops using a camera with build-in image stabilization like EOS R5 ), Hybrid IS support
Weight730g
Special FeatureSA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring to change Bokeh characteristics.
Dust/Water ResistanceRubber Ring on the lens mount, Focus Ring, Control Ring, SA Control Ring, switch panel, and switches

From the manufacturer

The Canon RF100mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM lens is the world’s first medium telephoto AF Macro lens with a maximum magnification of 1.4x (as of 4/14/21). This lens is perfect for portraits, weddings, still life, and even landscapes with its Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5 stops of shake correction, up to 8 stops when used in combination with an EOS camera with Optical Image Stabilizer, and an SA (Spherical Aberration) Control Ring that lets you change the look and style of the foreground and background blur.

Specs Source: Canon USA

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