Canon RF 70-200mm 2.8L purchase

Started Aug 9, 2021 | Discussions thread
peterpet Regular Member • Posts: 305
Re: Canon RF 70-200mm 2.8L purchase

cpharm86 wrote:

I was considering selling my Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L ii lens and buying the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L. I have been reading reviews but haven’t convinced myself to make this move yet. I used my EF with the adapter and the R5 the other day and for me the reason I would switch would be for the lighter weight of the RF considering the EF is about 1 lb heavier and another 0.6 lbs for the adapter.

It is hard to rationalized though paying the difference between the sale of my EF and purchasing the RF.

Has anyone that has switched from the EF to RF find any other reasons why you made that choice?

Hi Cpharm86,

RF version is more compact and more light..
It means a lot to me..

And the new RF lens could focus closer than EF version and having better IS..

For the quality of the lens, I feel that RF version is very slightly better in wide open at 200mm.

However, the image quality difference should not be a factor to upgrade from EF to RF.

That's my two cents.

Best regards,

 peterpet's gear list:peterpet's gear list
Canon EOS R5 Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Canon RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM
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