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Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens

Unparalleled length with a distinctly compact and lightweight design, the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM is a super-telephoto prime offering a premium mixture of optics quality, intuitive handling, and professional-grade durability. As one of the longest focal lengths available, this lens excels in wildlife and sports applications, offering uniquely close-up views of distant subjects. Combined with responsive AF, apt image stabilization, and a surprisingly lightweight design, the 1200mm f/8 is a specialized lens with a versatile feature-set.

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Original price R 419,995.00
Original price R 419,995.00 - Original price R 419,995.00
Original price R 419,995.00
Current price R 398,995.00
R 398,995.00 - R 398,995.00
Current price R 398,995.00

Experience nature and sport up close with one of the largest focal lengths available for mirrorless cameras. The Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens offers you incredible detail in a versatile, lightweight body. The f/8 aperture and 4-stop image stabiliser leaves you with incredible results, even in low light conditions.

With a minimum focus distance of 4.3m, you will capture far away subjects while having total control. The Fluorite, UD and Super UD lens elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations producing sharp and colour accurate images and removing chromatic aberrations or fringing.

You can also design the RF lens to fit your needs with two focus pre-sets and a customisable AF stop button. This will allow you to instantly go back to a specified focus distance that you saved. As an L-Series lens built for the EOS R-Series cameras, it is created for the most demanding scenarios and boasts advanced optics.

L Series Optics
  • Featuring an optical design based on past EF and RF super-telephoto lenses, this lens features top-range optics designed for the most demanding shooting applications.
  • Two fluorite, one Super Ultra Low-Dispersion (UD), and one UD element virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations for outstanding clarity and color accuracy, void of chromatic aberrations or fringing.
  • Advanced optical design also contributes to the sleeker, more portable form factor of this RF-mount, mirrorless lens.
  • Both Air Sphere and Super Spectra Coatings improve image quality by maintaining high contrast and color accuracy while reducing lens flare and ghosting when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.
USM Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • Ultrasonic Motor delivers fast, accurate, and near silent autofocus performance to benefit both photo and video applications.
  • Impressively close 14.1' minimum focusing distance, and a maximum magnification of 0.29x, suit working with nearby subjects, such as close-range wildlife, birds, and athletes.
  • Variable speed manual focusing offers three options for greater focusing control and full-time manual focus support permits making focus adjustments without switching modes.
  • Two focus presets can be stored for immediate recall to a specified focus distance.
  • Focus range limiter improves responsiveness by constraining the usable focusing range.
  • Benefitting handheld and monopod-based shooting, Optical Image Stabilization compensates for 4 stops of camera shake for sharper imagery. Due to the long focal length, in-body image stabilization, or Coordinated IS, from EOS R-series bodies is not supported with with this lens.
Intuitive Handling and Professional Reliability
  • Relatively lightweight and compact, this 1200mm f/8 lens weighs 7.4 lb and measures 21.1"-long, making it realistic to use atop a monopod or even handheld for short periods of time.
  • Built-in rotating tripod mount suits working with the lens atop a monopod or tripod and enables quick switching between vertical and horizontal shooting orientations.
  • Weather-sealed design for reliable use in inclement conditions.
  • Fluorine coating on the front element helps repel moisture, dust, and fingerprints and is also easier to clean.
  • Distinctive heat-resistant white paint finish.
  • Accepts drop-in style 52mm filters toward the rear of the lens.
  • Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters for further extending the effective reach of this lens.
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1200mm focal length
  • f/8 maximum aperture
  • 4-stop Image Stabiliser
  • 9-bladed diaphragm
  • Weighs only 3.4 kg
  • Customisable controls
  • Fluorite and Super UD Elements
  • Air Sphere and Super Spectra Coatings
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Compatible with Extender RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters
Focal Length 1200mm
Maximum Aperture f/8
Minimum Aperture f/64
Lens Mount Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Angle of View 2° 5'
Minimum Focus Distance 14.1' / 4.3 m
Maximum Magnification 0.29x
Optical Design 26 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Fixed and Rotating
Filter Size 52 mm (Drop-In)
Dimensions (ø x L) 6.6 x 21.1" / 168 x 537 mm
Weight 7.3 lb / 3340 g
  • Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens
  • Lens cap E-185C
  • Lens Hood ET-160 (WIII)
  • Soft lens case LS1200
  • Lens wide strap

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