Here are the leaked images and specs for the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. The telephoto optic is rumored to be announced soon (November 2nd, 2023). The focus is USM driven and comes with a tripod ring and a black lens hood.
This highly anticipated Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens appears to be USM-driven, promising fast and accurate autofocus performance. One of its distinctive features is its “white lens” design, which aligns with previous speculations. While it bears a resemblance to Canon’s L series lenses at first glance, it lacks the iconic red ring and rubber cover on the focus ring, giving it a unique “non-L” appearance.
With an impressive focal range reaching 800mm at the telephoto end, the lens doesn’t compromise on portability, as it seems manageable in size. It’s worth noting that the design may have incorporated DO (Diffractive Optics) elements to reduce its bulk and weight, making it a versatile choice for photographers seeking a long-range zoom lens without the need for teleconverters. The pricing is speculated to be around $2,000/€2,500, making it an enticing option for wildlife and sports photographers looking to capture distant subjects in stunning quality.
Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens
- Announcement on November 2, 2023
- USM drive
- Hood and tripod ring included
- Compatible with RF teleconverters
- Focus drive method is unknown
- Not L series
- It is unlikely that it will be dustproof and splashproof.
- Equipped with DO lens
- Extending zoom structure