As usual, I plan to include visual size comparison images in the Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens review. Having just created the standard product images, such comparisons can now be easily created. Since the small size is such a big deal for this lens, I thought I'd share this comparison early.
Shown in this image from left to right are the following Canon lenses:
To be more correct, it is this lens' retracted size that is dramatically smaller than all of the other lenses in its class. All previous 70-200mm f/2.8 DSLR lenses have utilized fixed-size designs. While the fixed lens size has some advantages, the amount of space consumed in a camera backpack or other case is not one of them.
Use the site's comparison tool to visually compare this lens to many others.
Note that this lens' weight is very significantly lighter regardless of the focal length being used.