A Review of the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM Lens

Supertelephoto lenses are some of the most versatile out there, offering lots of reach suitable for a wide variety of applications. Nonetheless, such lenses can often be rather expensive, which is what makes the Canon's RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM a nice option for users who want lots of capabilities at a more reasonable price. This great video review takes a look at the lens and the sort of performance and image quality you'll be able to expect from it in practice. 

Coming to you from Christopher Frost, this excellent video review looks at the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. At $1,899, the 200-800mm f/6.3-9 is fairly affordable, but it still comes with a nice range of features, including:

  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 2.62 ft (80 cm) at 200mm, 9.19 ft (2.8 m) at 800mm
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x at 200mm, 0.2x at 800mm
  • 17 elements in 11 groups
  • 3 UD lenses
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 95mm filter
  • 9 aperture blades for smoother bokeh
  • 5.5 stops of image stabilization
  • Nano USM autofocus motor
  • Focusing/Control Ring with selector switch
  • Weather-resistant design
  • Rotating tripod collar

Altogether, the 200-800mm f/6.3-9 looks like a great option for many users. Check out the video above for Frost's full thoughts on the lens. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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