Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Telephoto Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with RF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization (up to 5.5 stops)
| AF/MF Switch on Lens
| Stabilization On/Off Switch on Lens
| Focus Range Limiter
| Focus Hold Button
| Programmable Control Ring
| Compatible with Canon Teleconverters
| Hood supplied
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| 9 Diaphragm Blades for Smooth Bokeh
| 800mm reach great for Wildlife Photography
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| Tripod Collar is not removable
| Tripod Collar foot is not removable
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is compatible with cameras that have a Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R100, Canon R8 and Canon R50.
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Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 has a maximum diameter of 102mm and total length of 314mm when not extended. It weighs 2050g / 72.3 oz.
Below you can find a scaled side-by-side image of Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 and Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L (Canon RF mount) to get a better idea of how their sizes compare in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 has a filter thread of 95mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9:
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 has a focal range of 200-800mm and 4.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 320 - 1280mm.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is compatible with the Teleconverters below. With the use of these TC/extenders, you can find how the total focal reach and effective aperture of your Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 changes below:
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 Focal Range and Aperture Change with Teleconverter
The Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is a weather-sealed lens, which provides extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have effective protection, you have to pair the Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 with a weather-sealed camera body such as the Canon R8, Canon R6 II and Canon R7.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9's stabilization system is effective up to 5.5 stops.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 also has a Stabilization On/Off switch on the lens body so you don't need to delve into your cameras menu to disable or enable the IS.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.25x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.8m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.25x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f6.3 and a minimum aperture of f54 at 200mm, and a max aperture of f9 and minimum aperture of f at 800mm .
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9's optical formula consists of 17 elements in 11 groups . Special elements used in this design is 3 UD lenses.
Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 comes with a removable cylindrical shaped lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is ET-101.
What's in the Box of Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9?
Here are the items that are included inside the box of Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9:
Canon RF 200-800mm f6.3-9 IS USM Lens (Canon RF) Canon ET-101 Lens Hood Canon E-95 Lens Cap Canon Lens Dust Cap RF Lens Strap Limited 1-Year Manufacturer Warranty
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Canon RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 is available in White color.
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