Images have appeared of the RF 600mm and 800mm f/11 prime lenses that Canon is set to announce alongside a raft of other products on July 9. Some specifications have also started to emerge.
The two f/11 super-telephoto lenses are not what people were expecting from Canon, and these two primes seem to have some rather unique properties: when not shooting, they collapse in size. As reported by Nokishita and Canon News, details are also emerging of the two extenders that will be announced, though it seems that they will only function with these new, lower-cost telephoto lenses.
According to the rumors posted by Nokishita, the RF 800mm f/11 will be made up of 11 elements in 8 groups and feature a minimum focusing distance of 19.6 feet (6 meters). The front filter will have a diameter of 95mm with an overall diameter of 4 inches (101.6 mm). The lens will be 11 inches (281 mm) when retracted but in order to shoot, it will extend to 13.8 inches (351.8 mm).
The RF 600mm f/11 will be made up of 10 elements in 7 groups and feature a minimum focusing distance of 14.8 feet (4.5 meters). The front filter will have a diameter of 82 mm, with an overall diameter of 3.66 inches (93 mm). The lens will be 7.85 inches (199.5 mm) when retracted, extending to 10.6 inches (269.5 mm) when shooting.
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