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Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM Assessment

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM
Introduction

The Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.Eight L IS USM varieties a part of a so-called “trinity of important professional lenses”, designed for the Canon EOS R and RP cameras.

It’s the quickest (widest aperture) ultra-wide-angle zoom that Canon has produced, with an f/2.Eight fixed aperture. The opposite lenses within the trinity are the RF 70-200mm, and the RF 24-70mm, all three of which have the identical f/2.Eight aperture.

Lens development consists of three aspherical and two UD lens parts, plus superior optical coatings and a 9-blade aperture for rounded bokeh (out of focus areas).

Fast and correct focusing is promised due to a Nano USM motor which is designed for fast and silent autofocusing.

The lens has inbuilt picture stabilisation which provides you as much as 5 stops to assist preserve your pictures as sharp as attainable.

Different options embody a lens management ring for controlling sure features of the lens or digital camera performance, coatings to assist forestall glare and coating and weather-sealing together with “L collection” construct high quality.

As that is aimed toward skilled customers, the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens instructions a excessive value. On the time of writing, it retails for round £2,329 / $2,299.

Ease of Use

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Like the opposite lenses within the skilled trio, the RF 15-35mm f/2.Eight L IS USM lens is massive and heavy.

We’ve been utilizing it with the Canon EOS RP, however it will doubtless really feel a lot better balanced with the barely bigger Canon EOS R.

It’d in all probability really feel even higher paired with the optionally available battery grip to present even higher stability.

Slight grievance in regards to the measurement and weight – or slightly its stability with a small digital camera just like the EOS RP – apart, the lens feels extraordinarily properly constructed.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

The weatherproofing offers you confidence that the lens will survive all types of various climate circumstances, whereas its sturdy development additionally offers it an air of top quality.

To connect the lens to the digital camera physique, all you have to is match up the crimson line on the lens mount with the crimson line on the lens itself, twisting the lens into place to lock it securely to the mount.

The lens mount itself is once more very high-quality, being comprised of metallic which appears to be very sturdy and safe.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

In direction of the again of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens you’ll discover two switches. There’s one for shifting between guide focus and autofocus, whereas one other lets you swap the picture stabiliser on or off.

Three completely different rings are discovered across the lens. The most important ring, discovered in direction of the bottom of the lens is for zooming the lens in and out. It has a ridged textured grip on it, which helps you are feeling by contact that you simply’re utilizing the correct ring.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

The zoom ring is marked with completely different focal lengths so you’ll be able to shortly leap to the focal size you’d like to make use of – these are , 20mm, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm – you might be in fact free to pick out focal lengths in between these marked, too.

In entrance of the zoom ring is a guide focusing ring. That is equally textured to the zoom ring, however simply completely different sufficient that you need to be capable to really feel a distinction if simply touching the lens and never it.

The ring can also be roughly half the scale of the zoom ring. It has a great quantity of give, making it not too unfastened and never too tight – it’s simply the correct quantity to make exact guide focusing simple.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

The final ring the smallest of the three, and additionally has a distinct textured coating once more. This ring can be utilized for a quantity of various capabilities that may be customised from inside the principle digital camera menu. You should utilize it to regulate aperture, shutter velocity, ISO or publicity compensation.

Alternatively you’ll be able to swap it off so it does nothing. In contrast to the opposite two lenses, this ring clicks while you flip it. Whereas that’s useful for judging by ear while you’ve made a setting change, it’s one thing to contemplate when taking pictures video, slightly than stills.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

 

Across the entrance of the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens is the distinctive crimson ring which is discovered on all Canon L collection “skilled lenses”. Whereas this doesn’t really do something, it’s there to point that the lens belongs to the best attainable customary.

Included within the field is a lens hood, which is simple to connect to the lens – merely line up the crimson dot with the crimson marking on the lens and twist into place. You may as well reverse the lens hood for lowering the general measurement when transporting the lens.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Focal Vary

This can be a lens which is designed just for use on full-frame cameras, so the focal size quoted (15-35mm) is strictly what you get.

Have been you to activate crop mode whereas taking pictures with the Canon EOS R or the Canon EOS RP, the equal focal size could be multiplied by 1.6x, giving you 24-56mm. The angle of view is 77° – 38° – 20’.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM15mm

 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM35mm

Distortion

Contemplating that is an extremely vast angle lens, the RF 15-35mm f/2.Eight L IS USM Lens manages to maintain distortion remarkably below management. You will note some should you shoot very shut as much as the topic, which you could need to use for creative impact, however in any other case, it does very properly. There’s some slight barrel distortion at when taking pictures one thing just like the fence in our instance – it’s much less noticeable when there aren’t apparent strains to take a look at.

Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM15mm

 Sigma 35mm F1.4 DG HSM35mm

Chromatic Aberrations

Normally characterised as purple or blue fringing alongside high-contrast edges, chromatic aberration could be a widespread downside for cheaper lenses.

As we’d anticipate from a lens as costly and well-constructed as the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.Eight L IS USM, discovering examples of such an issue is extraordinarily troublesome.

We struggled to seek out any examples in any respect, however should you shoot instantly into the solar and look at the ensuing picture at 100% you would possibly discover some very slight examples that are actually not noticeable at regular printing sizes.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Vignetting

On the widest aperture (f/2.8) of the lens, there may be some noticeable vignetting to be seen at when photographing a white wall. It’s a lot much less apparent when taking pictures regular scenes, nevertheless it’s one thing to pay attention to.

The issue reduces considerably when taking pictures at f/4, earlier than disappearing utterly at f/5.6.

At 20mm, 24mm, 28mm and 35mm, there’s a little nook shading evident when taking pictures at white wall at f/2.8, nevertheless it’s not fairly so pronounced as at . Once more the impact lessens at f/Four earlier than disappearing at f/5.6 fully.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM15mm

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM35mm

Macro

This lens just isn’t designated as a macro lens. You could select to make use of it to {photograph} typical macro topics, resembling flowers, however it’s not one we’d suggest for such work.

The utmost magnification is 0.21x, when taking pictures on the furthest attain of the lens (35mm). The closest focusing distance is 28cm.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Bokeh

Typically described in qualitative phrases resembling easy, creamy and rounded, bokeh is the phrase used for out of focus areas in an picture.

With an f/2.Eight most aperture and high-quality development, we anticipated the standard of the out of focus areas to be excellent. In actuality, the lens is able to producing some very engaging rounded bokeh, with a easy and pure drop off from the principle topic.

Since emotions on the standard of bokeh could be very subjective, we’ve included some examples beneath that can assist you make up your individual thoughts.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

Sharpness

With a purpose to present you ways sharp the Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM lens is, we’re offering 100% crops on the next pages.

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