Size of a Coke can! Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L is the shortest 70-200mm ever

Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USMShortest 70-200mm ever! The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L is the size of coke can!
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon has announced the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM – the world’s shortest and lightest 70-200mm f/4 lens, at just 119mm when collapsed. That’s the same size as a soda can! 

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM is, like its trinity counterpart the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, a variable length optic that extends as you zoom to its full 200mm focal length. At its full extension, it's about the same length as the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM – the brilliant 2018 DSLR lens that this new mirrorless optic effectively replaces.

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

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.