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Canon RF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS USM ₹2,31,995
Sujith Gopinath

Inside the Box

Canon RF 70-200 mm lens

Front and back caps

Lens hood ET-83F

Lens bag LP1424

If you have used the popular 70-200 mm f/2.8 lenses of any brand, you would certainly know the weight and bulk of this versatile telephoto lens. Now Canon has changed it with this mirrorless edition of their popular lens. The new Canon RF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is unbelievably lightweight.

Design & Build Quality

As mentioned, the RF 70-200 mm f/2.8 is a light, compact and sturdy lens. In fact, it is 27 percent shorter and 28 percent lighter compared to the EF 70-200 mm f/2.8L IS III USM as Canon mentions. The lens has a dust and weather-resistant construction, with sealing applied to lens joining sections and switch panels in addition to a rubber ring at the lens mount. The front and rear surfaces are coated with fluorine to aid in dust and dirt repulsion. It is also vibration shock resistant. The broad zoom ring is at the front and focus ring is at the middle with a customisable control ring close to the lens mount. A detachable tripod mount ring sits between the control ring and the focus ring. If we need to really nit-pick on the design, it is only the non Arca-Swiss tripod mount foot. The lens features five switches including zoom lock, focus mode switch (AF/MF), focus limiter switch (Full/2.5 m -infinity), Image Stabiliser switch (On/Off) and Stabiliser Mode switch. The supplied polycarbonate lens hood has a sliding door that allows you to rotate a circular polariser or variable ND filter with the hood attached. The lens accepts 77 mm filters.

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