Canon presents new RF zoom lens with extremely short focal length of 14mm

Canon announces the launch of the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM. The new ultra-wide-angle zoom lens offers the shortest focal length yet for the innovative EOS R system and completes the compact range of RF Trinitiy f/4 lenses, which now cover the focal length range from 14mm to 200mm. The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM features quiet autofocus, 5.5 stops of optical image stabilisation and aspherical and UD lenses for professional results. The lens is perfect for landscape and architectural photography, as well as for vlogging projects where a content creator needs a wide angle of view.

The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM joins the growing range of RF lenses built on the solid foundations of the EOS R system. Combined with the innovative camera bodies of this system, the RF lenses offer unsurpassed optical performance and new possibilities when shooting stills and video. The RF bayonet communication system opens up the benefits of combined image stabilisation with the EOS R System's in-camera IS. When used with the Canon EOS R5 or EOS R6, image stabilisation achieves an advantage of seven stops of exposure - combined with superior autofocus and control capabilities, this makes for a practical powerhouse for photo and video shooting.

 

Compact lens with wide angle of view

Taking advantage of the EOS R system's large bayonet diameter, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM offers a powerful combination of wide angle of view and high image quality. Weighing just 540g, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM complements the compact and lightweight RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM and RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM lenses with different optical characteristics to suit almost any photographic requirement. Like the other F4 trinitiy lenses, it offers a 77mm filter thread and the same compact form factor. These features make it a practical and lightweight travel companion for a variety of tasks. With its wide ultra-wide-angle focal range, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM offers the flexibility to capture a variety of different subjects, including landscape and architecture. The lens has a best-in-class closest focusing distance of just 20cm and 0.38x magnification thanks to its rear focusing. This makes the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM particularly suitable for use in spaces where space is limited and when it's important to capture a wide panorama.

 

Top optical performance

The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM features an advanced optical design with three Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) lenses and three bare glass aspherical lenses, one of which is also aspherical. These details reflect Canon's 50 years of research and development into aspherical lenses for interchangeable lens cameras. Thanks to extensive lens design development and high-precision manufacturing technology, these components have a non-spherical curvature that focuses light into a single point. This reduces aberrations and produces razor-sharp images that match the image quality of Canon's renowned fixed focal length lenses. These lenses ensure the highest resolution from the centre of the image to the edge, which is particularly challenging with wide-angle lenses where the risk of spherical aberration increases greatly. Combined with Canon's proprietary Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) to prevent lens flare and ghosting, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM delivers exceptional sharpness and high contrast.

 

Professional, reliable performance for every task

Offering the tremendous quality of Canon's L-series, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM delivers consistent, precise performance when shooting stills and video. Rear lens focusing enables impressive close-up focusing and reduces focus breathing to less than a third compared to the EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM. Canon's innovative Nano USM autofocus motor ensures fast, smooth and quiet AF operation, while the f/4 speed remains constant throughout the focal length range, so no changes to shutter speed or ISO are required when zooming. Combined with the 5.5 stop Image Stabilizer (IS), which increases to 7 stops when used with the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6, the RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM is an indispensable tool for high quality, smooth video capture with the EOS R system. Even with long exposures, freehand shooting is possible.

The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM features a lens control ring that allows quick and direct control of Tv, Av and ISO settings, for example, without having to call up the menu. Manual focusing is possible at any time via the focus ring without switching. In addition, the lens has the reliable weather protection of the Canon L-series. This means it is protected against dust and splash water and can be used in virtually all environmental conditions.

High-quality, ultra-wide 14-35mm focal length range
Largest zoom ratio in its lens class, constant f/4 speed
Three aspherical and three UD lenses, one of which is both UD and aspherical
Optical image stabilisation with 5.5 or 7 stops when using a camera with IBIS (In-Body Image Stabilisation)
Nano USM motor for fast, smooth and quiet operation - ideal for video
Control ring for direct adjustment of exposure, aperture or ISO
Close focusing distance of only approx. 0.2 m and 0.38x maximum magnification
Expected to be available from September at a price of €1,819.00 RRP

The RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM is expected to be available from September at a price of €1,819.00.

 

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