The first of its kind, capable of delivering stellar image quality with a constant large aperture of f/2.8 while expanding from 100mm to a super-telephoto zoom of 300mm. When paired with a compatible camera, you can achieve up to 6 shutter stops of image stabilisation for a pin-sharp image, even in low-light conditions.
Focal Length Comparison
See how the RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM’s wide range of focal length and telephoto compression can help you get that perfect shot.
Extend you vision even further when paired with Extender RF1.4x & RF2x.
With two Nano USMs, the lens focuses very quickly and silently, making it suitable even for movie recording. When combined with the newly improved floating focus system, outstanding image quality is achieved throughout the focusing range.
The angle of view changes slightly during focus racking while recording video, causing an annoying 'pulsing' effect called focus breathing. The RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM supports the correction of this phenomenon when used with a compatible camera, ensuring a smooth and natural result consistently.
Fluorite and UD lenses are effectively used to suppress all types of aberration in order to produce stunning bokeh. This, along with a large aperture of f/2.8 and nine aperture blades design, creates captivating pictures that bring the subject to life.
The RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM zoom lens uses cutting-edge optical design to maximize the EOS R system and RF mount's unique feature.
Despite being a zoom lens, it achieves image quality that rivals fixed focal length L lenses across the entire image. When combined with an extender, the RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM achieves image quality comparable to super-telephoto L zoom lenses without an extender.
Often with a super-telephoto, it's hard to get a close-up shot, but the RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM has a short minimum focusing distance of 1.8 metres, which is uncommon for a lens of this range. Now you're able to get some close shots with a maximum magnification of 0.16x (at 300mm focal length).
This frees you from creative restrain so you can focus on creating your vision.
Get tack-sharp images even when shooting handheld in low light. The lens provides up to 5.5 shutter speed stops of image stabilisation with the built-in Optical Image Stabiliser (Optical IS). When used with compatible cameras, the Coordinate Control IS that works with the In-Body IS will grant you up to 6 stops of stabilisation.
Providing convenience for field experts was one of the guiding principles for the development of the RF lenses. On the lens, the buttons and switches are strategically placed so you can access them without ever taking your eyes off the camera. The tactile customisable control ring allows for quick exposure adjustments, while the focus and zoom rings are designed and positioned thoughtfully for ease of use.
The RF100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM has certainly redefined the meaning of portability for large aperture super-telephoto zoom lenses.
Pairing it with the EOS R3 weighs approximately 3.612g but it is still lighter than the EF200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x lens, weighing 3,620g without a camera body.