A new rumor surfaced and it says Canon might soon release a new version of the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R camera system. According to recent reports, this new RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM with inner zoom is scheduled to be announced in 2024. This will probably be called Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens.
Source of the rumor:
[…] have been told that a lot of Canon sports shooters have stuck with their EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM II or III for its internal zoom, even if they’re not in love with using an adapter. We have learned since yesterday that a lot of sports shooters find the current RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM quite unbalanced and lacks a “consistency in feel”. A few mentioned that the locations of the rings were difficult to get used to, and felt “cramped”.
Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens Overview
The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is a high-performance F2.8 telephoto zoom which offers exceptional image quality in a compact body, designed to work in all conditions. Despite the RF lens‘ reduced size and weight, it is optically at least as great as its predecessor. The Canon RF 70–200mm f2.8 L IS USM is a fantastic lens that is not only compact, but also delivers everywhere it counts for a photographer.
From a business perspective, the release of the new inner zoom 70-200mm F2.8 lens will probably help sell teleconverters a little more.
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