A Review of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM Mirrorless Lens

A 70-200mm f/2.8 lens is one of the most versatile and popular options out there, but not everyone needs that f/2.8 aperture or wants to spend that kind of money. A 70-200mm f/4 lens offers the same versatility in a smaller and more affordable package, making it a great alternative for a lot of different photographers and filmmakers. This great video review takes a look at Canon's mirrorless option, the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens.

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this great video review takes a look at the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens. Though f/2.8 is often thought of the professional standard and is certainly a necessity for certain genres like wedding photography, on the other hand, there are plenty of scenarios for which the focal length versatility of the lens is desirable, but the extra stop is not needed, such as landscape photography (in fact, the extra weight may be considered a con there). At over $1,000 less and almost a pound lighter than the f/2.8 version, the RF 70-200mm f/4L looks like a fantastic alternative, particularly given its strong performance and great image quality. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Frost.

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Quazi Sanjeed's picture

In my opinion, introducing RF lenses in replacement of a large family of EF and EF-S lenses is an uphill task. On top of it; all the RF versions are pricier. Thirdly, not every Canon shooter has gone mirrorless rather, still the vast majority are DSLR users. Changing this entire landscape is bound to be a challenge and time-consuming.

DSLR shooters aren’t going to buy mirrorless cameras only because those are new. Neither is this a transition like film to digital. Therefore, the DSLR users will only replace their cameras once it reaches the end of its lifespan. The pro bodies like 5DII and 7D will obviously last longer, so will the pro and prosumer lenses.

Both Canon and Nikon have no choice but to have patience for this transition. Definitely this is quite a lengthy process. My forecast is; perhaps this will span over a period of ten years.

In case they force us; we go Sony.

David Pavlich's picture

You can remove me from the 'us'. I do not like Sony.