Along with the EOS R50, Canon also added a new compact APS-C telephoto zoom lens to their lineup, the RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM. This versatile RF mount glass offers a 3.8x zoom, can provide up to 4.5 stops of image stabilization (7 stops when used in combination with IBIS) and Canon claims that its STM focusing system is suitable for video shooting.
Canon RF-S 55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM lens is a lightweight and portable zoom lens for sports and wildlife applications, providing an 88-336mm equivalent focal length range. It costs $349, first available for pre-order at B&HPhoto/ Adorama.
Wherever you go, get closer
A small, lightweight RF-S lens for EOS R APS-C cameras with a versatile telephoto zoom range, ideal for travel, sports and pets.
Discover new ways of shooting distant subjects with this compact yet powerful 3.8x RF-S series telephoto zoom. With a highly capable 55-210mm focal length (88-336mm full frame equivalent) plus powerful 4.5-stop image stabilisation1 it enhances your travel and sports photographs and brings you fresh creative options for great portraits.
Features and benefits
Extend your reach
Capture distant details, travel and flattering pictures of people. Use the lens’ telephoto reach to isolate your subjects. This 3.8x, 55-210mm1 zoom offers great creative control.
Zoom in close
Reveal details you haven’t seen before with a twist of the zoom ring. At 210mm the RF-S 55-210MM F5-7.1 IS STM can focus close and gives a useful 0.28x magnification, perfect for those spontaneous close encounters
Sharp, stable video and stills
Shoot and film in low light – with no need for a tripod. Pick up and use handheld straight away with super steady results, thanks to a 4.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer2
Get creative with beautiful highlights and bokeh
Experiment with out-of-focus highlights thanks to a 7-blade near-circular aperture and separate your subject to capture beautiful bokeh with extra depth and impact
Smooth, quiet focusing with instinctive control
Switch quickly between different modes to shoot and film like a pro thanks to a combined lens control and manual focus ring. An STM focusing motor on the lens works virtually silently
A lens that works intuitively with your camera
Thanks to its RF mount, the RF-S 55-210MM F5-7.1 IS STM works with EOS R series cameras to correct and implement a wide range of image enhancement options including focus breathing correction in movie mode
1 88-336mm 35mm equivalent.
2 Up to 7-stops when using an EOS R series body which features In-Body Image Stabilizer. Both Optical and Combined IS is measured based on CIPA standards.
3.8x optical zoom
55-210mm (88-336mm 35mm equivalent) focal length in a compact body
Shoot close with the lens set to 210mm
4.5-stops native stabilization1
Leadscrew-type STM for smooth movie AF
Combined Control and MF Ring
Customisable for TV/AV/ISO control and more. Control your chosen settings with ease
Achieve beautiful near-circular bokeh