Canon represents the widest RF lens to date

Canon Europe today announces the launch of the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM, the widest RF objective so far. This zoom lens completes the RF trio of compact f / 4 handy practical carrying bags that all provide enthusiastic and professional photographers with a versatile 14-200mm focus range. With quiet autofocus, 5.5-step optical image stabilization and a 14-35mm focal length that uses aspherical and UD elements for crystal clear results, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is the perfect lens for landscape and architectural photography, as well as and for logging in when content creators need a stable and wide field of view.

The RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM joins Canon’s growing range of class-leading RF lenses built on the solid foundations of the EOS R system. Combined with innovative camera bodies, the complete line of RF lenses delivers unsurpassed optical performance and opens up new possibilities for photographers and videographers. Thanks to the RF lens mount communication system, this lens takes advantage of combined in-lens and body stabilization on compatible EOS R Series cameras. It achieves the advantage of 7-step stabilization when used with the Canon EOS R5 or EOS R6, with autofocus and control – making it a handy tool for capturing photos and movies.

Compact lens with a wide view

Taking advantage of the large lens mount diameter on the EOS R system, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM achieves a powerful combination of wider coverage and high image quality – all in a compact optical system.

Weighing just 540g, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM stands side by side with compact, lightweight RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM and RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM lenses to provide a range of f / 4 lenses of different optical distances that can respond to almost all photographic needs. Like the other lenses in this trio, it has the same 77mm filter thread and compact dimensions, making them practical companions – users can be sure to notice a wide range of perspectives while reducing the size and weight of the equipment they carry with them.

By providing a wide range of focus, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM gives photographers the flexibility to capture a multitude of different subjects, including landscape and architecture. The lens features a minimum focal length of 0.2 m and a class-leading 0.38x magnification, thanks to the rear focusing system. This makes the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM particularly effective in confined spaces, allowing photographers to squeeze the entire scene into the image.

Optical excellence

The RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM uses an advanced three-element ultra-low dispersion optical design and three glass-cast aspherical lens elements – one of which is both UD and aspherical – based on Canon’s 50 years of research and development of aspherical lenses. lenses for interchangeable lens cameras. Thanks to a large investment in lens design and extremely precise manufacturing technology, these components have a non-spherical curvature that collects light at a single point to reduce aberration and create perfectly sharp images, replicating the image quality of Canon’s renowned prime lenses. These elements ensure the highest resolution from edge to edge of the image, which is especially challenging with wide-angle lenses where the presence of spherical aberrations is extremely increased. Combined with Canon’s advanced proprietary Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) technologies, which prevent ghosting and flare, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM achieves outstanding sharpness and contrast.

Professional, reliable performance for photos and movies

Providing the best features of the L-Series, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM provides photographers and videographers with consistent, accurate performance. The rear focus design that allows this lens to focus at close range also reduces focus breathing by less than a third compared to the EF 16-35mm f / 4L IS USM. Its Nano USM focus engine provides fast, smooth and quiet autofocus; while the wide-angle, fixed f / 4 aperture remains constant over the entire focal length range, ensuring that the shutter speed or ISO value does not vary when zooming. When combined with 5.5-Step Image Stabilization (IS), which increases to 7 steps when used with Canon’s EOS R5 and EOS R6 cameras, the RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM is a must-have tool for EOS videographers. R system, providing a stable shot throughout the video. Photographers can shoot by hand, even at very low shutter speeds.

The RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM uses a control ring to give users quick, direct control over TV, AV and ISO value settings, without having to enter menus or look away from the viewfinder. Together with a permanent manual focus ring, which leverages the weather resistance of the L-Series to achieve a robust design, photographers and videographers can confidently shoot in all conditions.

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