CANON RF 70-200MM F/4L IS USM
Photography week|May 06, 2021
A compact lens offering (mostly) big performance
James Artaius

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM arrived with far more fanfare than traditional f/4 zoom lenses. For starters, it’s the shortest and lightest 70-200mm f/4 in the world – it’s only just larger than a fizzy drink can when collapsed. And it delivers an astonishing maximum of 7.5 stops of stabilisation on recent IBIS-enabled R-series cameras, making it truly formidable for handheld shooting.

While there’s a lot to like about this lens, however, it’s not compatible with the Canon RF Extender RF 1.4x and RF 2.0x teleconverters. This is a physical limitation due to the collapsing nature of the lens, but it’s a big drawback for a 70-200mm optic.

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