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Canon's RF 600mm and 800mm Were Inspired by R Counterparts from 1960

16 days ago   |   By Peta Pixel

Back in July, Canon unveiled its new RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 lenses. If you're familiar with Canon's vintage lenses, you may have noticed that the new lenses share interesting similarities with Canon's R 600mm f/5.6 and 800mm f/8 lenses from 1960.
DC Watch has published an interesting new interview with the Canon team behind the lenses, including Kengo Iezuka, the head of lens product planning.
“Excuse me for this my boyhood story,” Iezuka says. “At that time, I wanted to take a picture of a wild bird, a little egret, but I couldn't buy a super-telephoto lens because it was too...
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