It looks like Canon is about to announce a couple of new lenses according to a couple of reports from Asobinet and Photo Rumors. Both of the lenses are RF mount lenses and it appears as though they’ll be full-frame lenses, given that they’re specifically named “RF” and not “RF-S”. One is an ultra-wide-angle 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom while the other is the fast 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM.
It’s been over a year since either of these lenses were first rumoured but now it seems like the announcement may be imminent. Tomorrow, in fact, according to a post on Photo Rumors. Other than the names, though, there’s no other information on these lenses at all. Not even leaked photos.
The RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, as the slow variable aperture suggests, will likely be a relatively inexpensive lens targeted more as a walkabout consumer lens. Exactly how the 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM will be priced remains to be seen but the current model Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM is $499. I think we can probably expect a 24mm variant to be pretty close to that.
According to the rumours, they’re both expected to be announced tomorrow, along with their various accessories (lens caps, hoods and pouches).
- RF15-30mm IS STM
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- RF24mm F1.8
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It’s surprising that there doesn’t appear to have been a more complete leak of at least photos if an announcement really is expected tomorrow, but I suppose only time will tell.