When I work, I want to be able to focus on the story and the pictures. It should feel right and comfortable, like an extension of myself, and I don't want to have to think about the technology. The RF lenses I tested were fast, sharp, and, above all, robust and durable. I appreciate that Canon didn't make any compromises with these lenses.
Canon has been perfecting the EOS series for over three decades. After years of development in September 2018, Canon launched the crown jewel of EOS: the EOS R system, including their first-ever mirrorless full-frame camera, followed by four unique RF lenses.
Based around a pioneering lens mount that offers greater possibilities of capturing every moment, the EOS R System nowadays includes three camera bodies and ten RF lenses. The RF lenses provide higher quality and unforeseen speed for many different lighting conditions and environments. EOS R System adapters offer even more creative control, as photographers can use their existing EF and EF-S lenses with full compatibility and no loss in performance.
The EOS R System and especially its lens technologies have found instant success among professional photographers. When Canon Ambassador, photojournalist Magnus Wennman traveled to Iraq in October 2019 on an assignment to overview the refugee situation in northern Syria, Canon equipped him with an EOS R camera and RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8 L IS USM, and RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM lenses.
“When I´m out on assignment, it’s important that my camera has good battery time, and everything works hassle-free. Sometimes you need something more robust, while other times, you want something more agile – and EOS R is agile. Even though all the features are in a small camera body, it still feels very professional. I have not experienced a shift like this during my career. The last time something this extreme happened was when we went from film to digital. It was a revolution, but, a lot has not happened since then. Now you can feel that the next step is coming.”