The Canon RF 600mm & 800mm were inspired by the 1000mm f/11 from 1960

The Canon RF 600mm & 800mm were inspired by the 1000mm f/11 from 1960
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Canon has released some remarkable products this year, but perhaps its most intriguing are the Canon RF 600mm and 800mm f/11 super-telephoto, super-cheap lenses for the EOS R system.

The Canon RF 600mm f/11 and Canon RF 800mm f/11 are true wonders of engineering – and, according to the engineer that designed them, "can only be achieved with the EOS R system". 

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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.