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Canon RF 70-200 f2.8 IS REVIEW vs Canon EF 70-200 2.8 IS III | Worth the EXTRA Money?

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The Canon RF 70-200 2.8L IS completes Canon’s RF Hebrew Trinity.  This version is smaller, more compact and lighter than previous models.  I love how small it is and that it doesn’t have to lay on it’s side to fit in my roller bags.  But that smaller more compact size comes with a trade off.  That trade off is the barrel now extends opposed to being internal zooming.  Is this a HUGE deal…not really, it’s just different than before and has left some people worrying how it will hold up over time. 

I found this to be a super fast, super sharp zoom lens on the EOS R.  One of the first things I noticed is it takes more of a twist to zoom from 70-200 when compared to older 70-200’s.  That means instead of doing a single twist, I need to do something like a twist and a half.  This is going to take some time getting used to and might lead to missing a shot here and there.

At the end of the day can I recommend this lens?  YES, 100% YES!  I recommend all high end RF glass that Canon is making.  Now if they could get out a few more Pro bodies, I think people will be happy.