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Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens

Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens


The Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens is one of Canon's top RF telephoto prime lenses, designed to offer professionals and advanced photographers exceptional image quality and also perfectly suited for wildlife, motorsports, and more.

The lens offers photographers two large-diameter Fluorite elements, one Super UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) and one UD-glass element, and Air Sphere Coating to ensure outstanding correction of colour fringing and superb contrast and sharpness. Other features include Optical Image Stabilization of up to 4.5 stops of shake correction to ensure consistent sharp results, a minimum focusing distance of 2.6m, a 9-blade circular aperture for beautiful, soft backgrounds, and a durable L-series construction built to be dust- and water-resistant.

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Fluorite and Super UD Elements
  • Air Sphere and Super Spectra Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focus Range Limiter, Two Focus Presets
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Brand Canon

Impressively Lightweight at 3.1kg, While Retaining High Levels of Image Quality

The Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens features a lightweight of only 3.1kg for a telephoto fixed focal length lens and regardless of size, the lens still maintains incredibly high image quality that's expected from a Canon L-series lens. This allows for subjects and situations where telephoto power and portability are vital.

Minimum Focusing Distance of 2.6m

With a minimum focusing distance of approx. 2.6m, the Canon RF 800mm L IS USM lens ensures that you get really close-up on your subjects. Being so close-up, you'll be able to fill the frame with a subject roughly the size of a sparrow, and the maximum close-up magnification is 0.34x which is more than 1/3 life-size.

Optical Image Stabilization with up to 4.5 Stops of Shake Correction

With Optical Image Stabilization of up to 4.5 Stops on the RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens, the lens will ensure that it delivers consistently sharp results. Having this is ideal for when shooting hand-held or mounted on a monopod, the lens Image Stabilization can deliver clear image detail in low-light situations or at lower ISOs while capturing both stills and video.

Compatible with Canon RF1.4x and 2x Extenders

The RF 800mm f/5.6 Lens from Canon is compatible with both RF 1.4x and 2x extenders, allowing you to get in even closer on distant subjects. Expand effective telephoto power to 1120mm at f/8 on the RF1.4x, or to an even further reach of 1600mm at f/11 when using the RF2x extender.

Customizable Electronic Focus Ring, with Manual Focus Capability during SERVO AF

The lens is equipped with a large manual focus ring that's located directly on the lens barrel and allows you to select from three different manual focus speed levels, to adjust the focus ring rotation to your desired preference. These settings help you to either slow speed to switch between someone's eyes in a distant profile, or a fast speed to dial in on different birds in a large, swiftly moving flock.

Two Focus Presets Available - Instantly Return to One or Two Memorized Focus Distances

The two focus presets provides on the RF 800mm lens allows wildlife photographers to pre-focus on two different spots where you'd expect wildlife to appear, and immediately jump to either memorized position via the playback ring. Additionally, Full AF and manual focus operation is still available.

In the box
  • Canon RF 800mm f/5.6 L IS USM Lens
  • Lens Cap
  • Canon Lens Dust Cap RF
  • Lens Hood
  • Canon Drop-In Screw Filter Holder 52 (WIII) with Protector Filter
  • Lens Case
  • Strap
Focal Length 800mm
Maximum Aperture f/5.6
Lens Mount Canon RF
Lens Format Coverage Full-Frame
Minimum Focus Distance 2.6 m
Maximum Magnification 0.34x
Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
Focus Type Autofocus
Image Stabilization Yes
Tripod Collar Fixed and Rotating
Filter Size 52 mm (Drop-In)
Weight 3.1 kg

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1.  What warranty comes with the goods purchased ?

All products excluding batteries sold by Orms are covered by a minimum of a one year local warranty, reckoned from the date of purchase, to protect you against manufacturing defects.


Canon IXUS, PowerShot compact cameras are covered by a full 1 Year Warranty
Canon DSLR and Mirrorless cameras
are covered by a full 2 Year Warranty.
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Fujifilm cameras  are covered by a 2 Year Warranty.


Sigma and Tamron products are covered by a 3 Year Warranty, which only applies to when registering your Tamron/Sigma product.


Lexar and Sandisk memory cards are covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Lowepro's Limited Original Owner Warranty covers defects in materials and workmanship during the useful life of the product.  The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper care.


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   1. If a product is defective / faulty, ORMS will replace the product within a 10 day period deemed from the date of receiving the product.  ORMS will also cover the shipping costs within the borders of South Africa.

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   3. Please see our policies under Return Policy and Servicing & Repair Policy for further information


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*Reckoned from time of dispatch to time of arrival to client. This is an estimate and not guaranteed.


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Your parcel is well packaged and bubble wrapped before delivery. We also fully insure your parcels contents for the journey to your door.

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We charge a flat-rate for shipping and the charges are per order. 

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