Canon has launched RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens for their EOS R Series cameras in the US. It has a launch price tag of $649.99. This RF lens is now available to pre-order online from Amazon US. This item will be released on September 14, 2021. Check here for the current pricing and availability.
Canon has announced “The most exciting announcement of the year” launch event on Sep 14. We can expect a lot more new RF lenses announced during this launch event. Canon has already announced its next flagship camera EOS R3 a few months back. We might see more info on the features of this camera during this Sep 14 event.
Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras. It offers a versatile zoom range of 100mm-400mm. Since this is not that expensive comparing to the other 100-400mm lenses in the market, the fastest aperture on this at the 100mm wide end is a bit low at F5.6. At the 400mm tele-end, the fast aperture possible is F8.
According to Canon, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens. Canon uses fast Nano USM focusing and can get up to 6 stops of image stabilization when used in combination with a camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. This lens is compatible with RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders, offering 560mm and 800mm reach respectively.
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Canon RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Specifications
- Mount: Canon RF Mount
- Zoom range: 100-400mm
- Max Aperture range: F5.6 ( 100mm ) – F8 ( 400mm )
- Image stabization: Up to 6 stops of shake correction
- Minimum focusing distance: 2.89 feet at 200mm
- Maximum magnifaction: 0.41x at 400mm
- Auto focus: Canon’s Nano USM
From the manufacturer
Perfect for wildlife, sports, travel and more, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a compact, lightweight telephoto lens for EOS R Series cameras, offering a versatile zoom range that brings subjects closer with ease. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar in size to the EF 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 IS II USM lens, but not only reaches to 400mm, but also has fast Nano USM focusing and up to 6 stops of Coordinated IS when used in combination with an EOS R series camera featuring In-body Image Stabilization like the EOS R5 and EOS R6, or 5.5 stops with an EOS R/RP camera. Using a single Ultra Low Dispersion lens element towards the front of the lens group corrects chromatic aberration throughout the entire zoom range, making your images look crisp and colorful with minimal color blur. The RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens can also accept both the RF1.4x and RF2x tele extenders giving you the effective maximum focal length of 560mm and 800mm respectively. With a control ring that allows for quick setting changes, including shutter speed and aperture, the RF100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens puts quality, convenience and control in your hands.