The next time you're watching a major sporting event, news coverage or wildlife photographer in action, you can guarantee you'll see cameras with lenses featuring that distinctive red line around the end of the lens barrel. These are Canon's L-series lenses.
Professional photographers need the very best image quality paired with robust design, and Canon's L-series delivers on both counts. But it's not just professionals who are drawn to L-series lenses, many enthusiasts, students and aspiring pros use them too.
Canon L-series EF lenses have been around since 1969, with the RF series debuting alongside the EOS R System in 2018. The range has grown rapidly and Canon now provides L-series RF lenses for a range of focal lengths, from the wide-angle Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM to the Canon RF 1200mm F8L IS USM super-telephoto lens.
But what benefits do you get when you invest in a Canon L-series lens? And what can you achieve with them?