Melville, NY—The new Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM lens brings 14mm, ultrawide-angle coverage to full-frame EOS R-series camera users. Moreover, its 14–35mm zoom range is the broadest ever in a Canon wide-angle zoom for full-frame AF cameras.
For many users, one single lens can potentially handle all wide-angle needs, from creative ultrawide imagery to traditional street photography. This new lens is for use within the expanding family of EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, including the EOS R3 currently in development.
“Whether you capture stills, video or—like many creatives today—both, this new wide-angle lens from Canon can help elevate users’ content game when capturing images or video in a wide variety of situations, such as landscape, architecture, and travel,” the company announced.
Canon RF14-35mm F4 L IS USM Specs
The lens boasts a compact overall design as well as a modest weight of 1.2 pounds. It also offers excellent balance during handheld or gimbal-mounted operation.
A key feature appealing to landscape and nature photographers is its ability to accept conventional, 77mm screw-in filters. This is noteworthy on a lens for full-frame cameras with 14mm ultrawide coverage. In addition, it offers close-focusing capability. It provides a minimum focusing distance of 7.9 inches at all focal lengths and a maximum 0.38x magnification at the 35mm zoom setting.
Moreover, image stabilization enhances the RF14–35mm’s appeal for low-light still imagery, as well as for steady wide video footage. Notably, the lens achieves up to 5.5 stops of optical image stabilization. What’s more, coordinated IS with cameras such as the EOS R6 and EOS R5 delivers 7 stops of shake correction. Consequently, photographers can shoot sharper handheld images in low light, even at slow shutter speeds.
The new lens also features a bright, constant f/4 maximum aperture and L-series optical construction. It uses three UD-glass elements (ultralow-dispersion) and three aspherical elements. Canon also applied its most advanced proprietary lens coatings to help minimize ghosting and flaring; these include Sub-wavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC). Furthermore, the lens placement and coatings are optimized to aid in creating clear, high-contrast images, even when there is a bright light source.
Additional features include high–speed, smooth, quiet autofocus with Canon’s Nano USM; a control ring for direct setting changes of aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation; and dust as well as weather resistance on par with Canon L-series lenses.
The Canon RF14–35mm f/4 L IS USM lens ships this month. It will have an estimated retail price of $1,699.