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Canon RF 14-35mm f4 L IS USM Zoom Lens Announced

The latest ultra-wide RF zoom is estimated to ship in August

RF 14-35mm f4 L IS USM lens
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Canon has unveiled their new and highly-anticipated RF 14-35mm f4 L IS USM lens for full-frame EOS R-series mirrorless cameras.

Needless to say, the new L-series zoom lens brings the ultra-wide 14mm FoV to full-frame EOS R-series users. In addition to its ultra-wide capabilities, the RF 14-35mm zoom range is the broadest ever in a Canon wide-angle zoom for full-frame AF cameras. 

The new ultra-wide angle RF zoom also brings Canon’s innovative lens stabilization, which will appeal to many creatives across the board.

A high-quality wide angle zoom lens to satisfy 98% of your wide-angle needs for photography and also video work is often highly sought after no just in the Canon realm.

One Ultra-Wide Zoom for All Canon Full-Frame Mirrorless

In the DSLR world, Canon has their EF 16-35mm f2.8, which is a beloved wide-angle, but as the world is moving towards mirrorless cameras, and Canon releases more EOS R cameras, it makes sense to bring out more lenses on both extremes of the focal range. 


The new wide-angle lens is designed for use within the expanding family of EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the upcoming EOS R3, which is currently in development.

Compact Design and L-Series Build/Optical Quality

Furthermore, the new lens sports a rather compact overall design (given its class and focal length range), and is rather modest overall weight of just 1.2 lbs. In addition, the new wide-angle RF zoom lens offers excellent balance, during hand-held or even when gimbal-mounted for video work. 

The 77mm front filter diameter will appeal to many landscape and nature photographers as the 77mm screw-in filter size is quite common and available.

This front filter diameter is wide enough, which is especially important lens for full-frame cameras with 14mm ultra-wide coverage. Additionally, the lens’s close-focusing capability is exceptional for an ultra-wide zoom of its type.

Up to 7 Stops Image Stabilization with EOS R5 and R6

Image Stabilization further enhances the RF 14-35mm’s benefit for those users often shooting in low-light or handheld. 

The lens is rated for up to 5.5 stops of built-in optical Image Stabilization, and up to 7 stops  IS when paired with Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 and their IBIS system. Thus, making it possible for photographers and video creators to get hand-held images in low light, even at extremely slow shutter speeds and get smooth video when filming handheld or on a gimbal.

Canon RF 14-35mm f4
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Canon RF 14-35mm f4L IS USM Quick Features:

  • RF mount, Full-Frame coverage
  • Compact Design – weighs about 1.2 lbs.
  • Minimum focusing of 7.9 inches at all focal lengths
  • Maximum magnification of 0.38x at 35mm zoom setting
  • Optical Image Stabilizer with up to 5.5 stop of shake compensation
  • Up to 7 stops IBIS when paired with Canon EOS R series cameras that feature in-camera Image Stabilization
  • High speed, smooth and quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM
  • 77mm front filter thread
  • Control Ring for direct setting changes of aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation
  • Superb dust and weather-resistance 
  • Pre-order: $1699 at B&H
  • Ships in August 2021

Canon’s Latest and Most Advanced Optical Technology

The new RF 14-35mm f4 zoom lens features a bright, constant f/4 maximum aperture, and as other L-Series lenses, its optical construction is top tier.

Furthermore, the optical formula is enhanced by 3 x UD-glass elements, and 3 x Aspherical elements in addition to many of Canon’s most advanced proprietary lens coatings, including Sub-wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC).

These superb lens coatings help minimize ghosting and flaring. 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. 

Price and Availability

The new Canon RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens is due to ship sometime in August 2021 and sell for an estimated price of $1,699. You can pre-order the RF 14-35mm f4L IS via authorized dealers such as B&H.

For more information and full technical specifications head over to Canon USA’s website.

via Canon USA


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