Canon Launches its Widest Native RF Ultra-wide Lens

29 June, 2021

The RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM covers 14mm with 0.38x magnification at 35mm in a compact lens design

India, 29th June 2021 - Canon today announced the launch of the RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM ultra-wide angle zoom lens, which completes the f/4L trinity of RF lenses, together with the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM lenses. With its 14-35mm focal range and 0.38x magnification at 35mm, Canon's latest lens for its full-frame mirrorless camera systems is equally adept at capturing stunning ultra-wide-angle landscape and architectural shots - providing photography enthusiasts with a versatile, professional-grade mount zoom lens at an accessible price point.

Expanding the Ultra-wide Range to 14mm with x0.38 magnification

Regardless of whether you are looking to shoot indoor or outdoor landscape and architecture, the RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM can capture more of the surroundings in a limited space or further emphasize the perspective of a scene as it is 2mm wider than its EF counterpart, EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM.

Due to its short back focus design, the RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM can shoot with a minimum focusing distance of approximately 0.2m and a maximum magnification of approximately 0.38x at 35mm.The rear focusing system suppresses focus breathing and the low weight of the focus lens group increases AF speed for comfortable close up shooting.

Up to 4 seconds Shutter Speed with The EOS R5 and EOS R6

The RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM is the first RF lens to cover the ultra-wide-angle range of 14mm that features an Optical Image Stabilizer with a CIPA standard of approximately 5.5 stops. When used in tandem with the EOS R5 and EOS R6, the image stabilization effect is approximately 7 stops, through coordinated control of the In-body Image Stabilizer and Optical Image Stabilizer – making handheld shots at up to 4 seconds shutter speed at 35mm a new possibility.

This also allows for sharper images such as when shooting in dark places where a tripod is unavailable or unsuitable, such as in tight and crowded spaces. The RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM’s Nano USM focus drive system also delivers high-speed, high-precision still image AF and smooth movie AF.

Higher image quality in a Compact and Light Package 

Despite being 2mm wider than its EF counterpart, Canon’s latest RF lens is approximately 12% shorter and lighter than the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens.

The RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM boasts a wider angle than previous models, which is achieved through effective arrangement of three aspherical lenses, which includes one ultra-low dispersion (UD) lens and three UD lenses (including the UD spherical lens), while maintaining the high image quality that has become the mark of Canon’s camera lenses.

Instead of common vapour-deposit coatings, the RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM features the use of Subwavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) for its anti-reflective properties, reducing flare issues such as ghosting when shooting in brightly lit environments.

With its dust and drip resistant design, the RF14-35MM F/4L IS USM is able to withstand most outdoor conditions, giving users peace of mind. Sealing is applied to lens joining sections and switch panels to prevent water and dust from entering.

For ease of maintenance, the surface of the lens’ front element has a fluorine coating, which repels oil and water - oil that adheres to the lens can simply be wiped off with a dry cloth, without the use of a solvent.

Product Specifications

Focal Length 14-35mm
Maximum Aperture f/4
Minimum Aperture f/22
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.2m
Maximum Magnification 0.38x (at 35mm), 0.15x (at 14mm)
Lens Construction 16 elements in 12 groups
Special Low Dispersion Glass 3 UD lenses
Special Coating SWC, ASC, fluorine coating
Drip/Dust Resistance Supported
Aperture Blades 9
Image Stabilisation (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) Yes (Up to 5.5 stops)
Coordinated Image Stabilisation Yes (Up to 7 stops)
Filter Diameter Φ77mm
Maximum Diameter and Length Approx. 84.1mm x 99.8mm
Weight Approx. 540g


About Canon Group


Ever since its foundation in 1937, Canon is guided by the ‘Kyosei’ philosophy of living and working together for the common good. Canon strives to create and deliver world-class products, becoming a top global corporation by diversifying into new business fields throughout the world. Focusing on optical technologies, Canon produces office equipment, consumer and professional imaging devices, network cameras, healthcare and industrial equipment. Through the close connection between its global head office in Tokyo and regional headquarters in America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and regional headquarters in Japan, Canon combines its global and local operations organically. In 1996, Canon launched its Excellent Global Corporation Plan with the goal of serving the society with advanced technologies and becoming a trustworthy and responsible corporate citizen. The year 2016 was the first year of Phase 5 of the Plan. Currently, Canon boasts a strong global presence of 376 subsidiaries all over the world, supported by 197 776 employees. (Data as of December 31, 2017)

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Canon India Pvt. Ltd., a 100% subsidiary of Canon Singapore Pvt. Ltd., is a world leader in imaging technologies. Set up in 1997, Canon markets over 200 comprehensive range of sophisticated contemporary digital imaging products and solutions in India. The company today has offices and warehouses in 14 cities across India and employs over 1000 people. Canon has over 500 primary channel partners, 14 National Retail Chain partners, and over 6000 secondary retail points. Canon India till date has opened over 250 retailer stores accredited as “Image Square” across 100+ cities in the country. Canon India’s service reach extends to over 632 towns covering 18 230 PIN codes across India - which comprises of 170 Camera collection points, 16 Camera repair centers, 272 Printer repair centers, 191 Copier, Scanner and Large Format Printer Sales & Service dealers. (Data as of April 23, 2021).

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