Announcement: Canon Lens RF 800mm F11 IS STM

09.07.2020/800/11 introduced a full-frame lens Canon Lens RF XNUMXmm FXNUMX IS STM for mirrorless cameras Canon EOS R.

Canon Lens RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Canon Lens RF 800mm F11 IS STM

Basic properties

  • Lens for system Canon EOS: for full-frame mirrorless cameras Canon EOS with RF mount
  • Folding case
  • The relative hole is fixed, always at a value of 1:11, without aperture device
  • Focal Length: 800mm
  • Built-in Image Stabilizer 4 steps
  • MDF: 6 meters
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 7.1
  • Optical design: 11 elements in 8 groups, lenses are used DO (Gapless double layer Diffractive optics), the optical design has not yet been published
  • Motor Focusing STM
  • Filter Diameter: 95 mm
  • Programmable control ring
  • The weight: 1260 grams
  • Support for teleconverters RF1.4x and RF2x
  • Price: about 900 dollars, AliExpress


An accurate and complete list of all Canon RF lenses:


  1. Canon Lens RF 5.2 mm F2.8 L DUAL FISHEYE [October 2021]
  2. Canon Lens RF 16 mm F2.8 STM [September 2021, AliExpress]
  3. Canon Lens RF 24 mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM [July 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Canon Lens RF 28 mm F2.8 STM [May 2023]
  5. Canon Lens RF 35 mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  6. Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.8 STM [November 2020, AliExpress]
  7. Canon Lens RF 50 mm F1.2 L USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  8. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM [May 2019, AliExpress]
  9. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F1.2 L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]
  10. Canon Lens RF 85 mm F2 MACRO IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  11. Canon Lens RF 100 mm F2.8 L MACRO IS USM SA CONTROL [April 2021, AliExpress]
  12. Canon Lens RF 135 mm F1.8 L IS USM [November 2022]
  13. Canon Lens RF 400 mm F2.8 L IS USM [April 2021]
  14. Canon Lens RF 600 mm F11 IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  15. Canon Lens RF 600 mm F4 L IS USM [April 2021]
  16. Canon Lens RF 800 mm F11 IS STM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  17. Canon Lens RF 800 mm F8 L IS USM [February 2022]
  18. Canon Lens RF 1200 mm F8 L IS USM [February 2022]


  1. Canon Lens RF 10-20 mm F4 L IS STM [October 2023]
  2. Canon Lens RF 14-35mm F4 L IS USM [June 2021, AliExpress]
  3. Canon Lens RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM [July 2022, AliExpress]
  4. Canon Lens RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM [August 2019, AliExpress]
  5. Canon Lens RF 24-50 mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM [February 2023, AliExpress]
  6. Canon Lens RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM [August 2019, AliExpress]
  7. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z [October 2023]
  8. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4 L IS USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  9. Canon Lens RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM [February 2020, AliExpress]
  10. Canon Lens RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM [July 2019, AliExpress]
  11. Canon Lens RF 28-70mm F2 L USM [September 2018, AliExpress]
  12. Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F4 L IS USM [November 2020, AliExpress]
  13. Canon Lens RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM [October 2019, AliExpress]
  14. Canon Lens RF 100-300mm F2.8 L IS USM [April 2023]
  15. Canon Lens RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM [September 2021, AliExpress]
  16. Canon Lens RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM [July 2020, AliExpress]
  17. Canon Lens RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM [November 2023]

XNUMXrd Party Autofocus Full Frame Canon RF Mount Lenses

List of all mirrorless cameras with Canon RF mount

  1. Canon EOS [September 2018, NO IBIS.30MP AliExpress]
  2. Canon EOS Ra [November 2019, NO IBIS, 30MP]
  3. Canon EOSRP [February 2019, NO IBIS.26MP AliExpress]
  4. Canon EOS-R3 [April 2021, IBIS.24MP AliExpress]
  5. Canon EOS-R5 [July 2020, IBIS.45MP AliExpress]
  6. Canon EOS R5C [January 2022, NO IBIS, 45MP]
  7. Canon EOS-R6 [July 2020, IBIS.20MP AliExpress]
  8. Canon EOS R6 MARK II [November 2022, IBIS, 24MP]
  9. Canon EOS-R8 [February 2023, NO IBIS, 24MP]

Materials on the topic

  1. Full frame mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  2. Cropped mirrorless systems... Discussion, choice, recommendations.
  3. Cropped mirrorless systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  4. Digital SLR systems that have stopped or are no longer developing
  5. JVI or EVI (an important article that answers the question 'DSLR or mirrorless')
  6. About mirrorless batteries
  7. Simple and clear medium format
  8. High-speed solutions from Chinese brands
  9. All fastest autofocus zoom lenses
  10. All fastest AF prime lenses
  11. Mirrored full frame on mirrorless medium format
  12. Autofocus Speed ​​Boosters
  13. One lens to rule the world
  14. The impact of smartphones on the photography market
  15. What's next (smartphone supremacy)?
  16. All announcements and novelties of lenses and cameras

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Comments: 30, on the topic: Announcement: Canon Lens RF 800mm F11 IS STM

  • Oleg

    Only animals from a tripod to shoot somewhere in Africa at a watering place

    • Neo

      With 2x 1600/22 converter, with f / 22 and 1600 mm nothing will help, only shoot the sun

      • Roman

        Check out the reviews at 1000/11. Now add two stabilization levels to it, is it better? In the end, no one canceled 600/4, buy and use.

      • Ivan Shikhalev

        And does someone make the converter wind up?

  • Konstantin

    Why is there a stub? Who will take it off their hands?

    • Roman

      4-5 steps on the matrix, 4-5 steps on the carcass, high working ISO.

      • Neo

        They cannot be summed up, there will be a maximum of 8 steps, which is what Canon says

        • Roman

          Well, if 5 + 5> 5, then they are already summed up. And 8 steps with ISO 6400 are better than MTO without a stub with a film in ISO 800 (which you should try to find).

        • Roman

          And more recently, I was glad that I have autofocus at least at the center point at aperture 8. Now we have autofocus over the central region at aperture 22.

    • Ivan Shikhalev

      Spotters, birdwatchers ... Will be, if the ISO carcass pulls.

      • Ivan Shikhalev

        Yes, and at the same time, a stub on such focal points is still needed to shoot at 1 / 400-1 / 500, and not at 1/800 or shorter.

    • vvs

      Good question. Is the matrix on the Kenon bzk not stabilized?

      • Roman

        On two just announced for the first time.

  • Ivan + Shikhalev

    And now it's very interesting what the working ISOs of R6 will be ... Because it is a stub by a stub, but short exposures are still needed for wildlife.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      I think a little lower than the Canon 1DX Mark III, the sensor is most likely from it, after all.

      • Ivan Shikhalev

        Well, here it is necessary exactly what ultimately turns out to look. I hope soon reviews with examples will appear.

        • koba

          No matter how I twist it in my mind, I still do not understand what this lens is for? For example, would someone give it to you, and what next? This is some great metering for SLR lenses with an aperture of 11 (and they also had 8). Marketers have figured out that there is a buyer, otherwise they would not have let out, but it is surprising that before such rarely used things in the new line from kenon, it would be worth releasing some other lenses. While there is no native 24mm lens, and produce 800/11. They also released 600/11!

          • Oleg

            You can release a separate eyepiece for aiming at the stars and you can shoot an astrophoto. I think this is also an advertising lens that attracts attention with its incomprehensibility, but we constantly say the word canon, and whoever owns the attention owns the sales, and narrowly focused enthusiasts will still be found

            • Oleg

              Where is this nikon of what it costs without 800/11, now it’s definitely in the back of history. In general, the lens attracts attention with its exoticism not only to itself but also to the company itself. We can release the maximum open zoom 28-70 / 2 but we can release the maximum closed telephoto regardless of diffraction. And the word can here is key

              • Eugene

                And what does this Nikon not like?
                AF-S NIKKOR 800MM F / 5.6E FL ED VR
                It's too early to bury Nikon ...

              • Oleg

                And the fact that the lenses come out with new cameras with a new autofocus just complements: we can challenge diffraction, our autofocus is able to digest f11. I apologize for the long opus wrote from the phone

              • Oleg

                This is humor. Hopefully too early. The practical use of this subject is a mystery to me, but very exotic

          • Kirill

            Look at the price. By pre-order 600mm - $ 699, 800mm - $ 899. Those who previously had no access to full-frame TV sets for financial reasons will now finally buy them.

          • Maximum

            Spin another

          • Ivan Shikhalev

            If someone had given it to me along with the R6 carcass, I would have gone with him for a bird. But with other carcasses it is really not very clear what to do with it.

  • Sergei

    For some reason they kept silent about the length of the lens (and it’s folding!).
    So, we have two lengths (in the folded and unfolded position).
    Focusing is probably internal (by moving the optical component).
    The tripod mount is curious (it is almost invisible in the photo).
    Obviously without the ability to shoot in a vertical frame format.
    (Yes, and today this is an unclaimed option).
    For the purpose of photo safari and sports shooting, equipment like a photo gun would be interesting.
    The main question is what quality photos will be obtained when shooting from the approach in the shadow of the forest.
    Will the matrix with two stubs pull out a decent picture.
    Or is it a lens just for the bright sun

  • Victor

    You can discuss the advantages of the lens for a long time, how foldable it is, what a cool stub at xxx steps it has, but just look at the picture once, what it gives out, how it all fades into the background.

    A typical, with no colors and micro-contrast BUDGET picture of new unpretentious STM-ok from the canon, only for $ 1000. But - 800mm. Yes - supporters may argue - “but there’s nothing more to buy an autofocus 800mm for this money” - yes, it is. But here you can only answer with the phrase of the hero Yevgeny Leonov from “Zigzag of Fortune” - “Such rubbish is not needed for nothing” (c)

  • Tatyana

    Hello! Will such a lens be compatible with a cropped r10 with an rf mount?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      yes it will

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