Canon launches the first ever 800mm super-telephoto zoom lens

Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has leveraged the power of its RF mount to produce the world's first super-telephoto zoom lens that boasts a reach of 800mm: the Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM

Launched alongside two other remarkable lenses – the ultra-wide Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and the mind-boggling Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z – the RF 200-800mm is also compatible with Canon's RF 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, giving it a supreme reach of an astounding 1600mm. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.