Canon Announces RF 14-35mm f/4 Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

Canon has unveiled the newest lens in its rapidly expanding RF-mount lineup. The compact RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is a lightweight and cheaper alternative to the RF 15-34mm f/2.8 lens.

Both lenses take the place of a long time favourite for many Canon photographers: the EF 16-35mm. The older EF mount version was available in both f/2.8 and f/4. So with the addition of the new 14-35mm to the RF line-up, Canon has effectively replaced both of the older EF-mount wide-angle zoom lenses.

The new lens offers 5.5 stops of stabilisation, and Canon claims compensation of 7 stops when the lens is used with EOS R cameras with IBIS.

The lens is ultra-lightweight at just 540g, packed into a compact size of 84 x 99.8mm, with a front filter thread of 77mm. It may be an ideal choice for outdoor photographers who need a lightweight portable zoom for landscapes, astrophotography, and street shots.

The optical construction features three UD-glass elements, three aspherical elements, and throughout the lens Canon claims that “superb” lens coatings maximise performance by minimising ghosting and flare.

As seen on many of the RF mount collection, the new 14-35mm features a fully programmable control ring that can be mapped from the camera to control a wide selection of camera and lens functions.

The Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is available for pre-order and is due to begin shipping in August 2021. It is prices at £1749.99 in the UK and $1699.00 in the USA.


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