Canon is celebrating a major milestone today. The company has just produced 150 millionth lens, and the count includes the RF and the EF system.
According to recent reports, a very exciting lens is coming soon for Canon R shooters. If you’re into astro or landscape photography, you may be particularly interested in it. According to the latest reports, Canon is about to announce Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L USM soon.
After some leaked images and specs, Canon’s 600mm and 800 mm f/11 lenses are now officially up for preorders. All specs and photos are now available, and so is the price: the lenses cost $699 and $899. They have been released along with two new teleconverters which give you even longer focal lengths. So let’s dive in and see what the new gear has to offer.
A new Canon patent application has surfaced, detailing a new 13-21mm f/2.8 RF mount lens for the full-frame Canon EOS R mirrorless system. There’s no word that this lens will actually see a production line, and Canon does already have a 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens for the RF mount, so I think it might be unlikely.
But, a lens that goes a little bit wider and doesn’t quite have the same focal length range would potentially be a little lighter (although the measurements suggest it’s longer) and possibly substantially cheaper than the current $2,299 monster.
It seems that Canon is on fire with gear announcements today. In addition to the new EOS M6 Mark II and EOS 90D, the company has announced two out of three RF lenses we’ve been waiting for a while. The RF 15-35mm f/2.8 and RF 24-70 f/2.8 are now out, and they’re even a bit cheaper than we initially expected.
Earlier this year, Canon announced the development of six new RF mount lenses. While some of them are already available for orders, Canon has left us waiting longer for RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM. But, according to some sources, there’s not much more to wait. The “holy trinity” of lenses could be coming as soon as this week, and we already know the prices. Well, at least the rumored ones.
Judging from recent patent applications from Canon, we might see two new zoom lenses for the EOS R system: a 17-70mm and a 52-83mm f/1.2 lens. They both include multiple optical formulas, which could mean that we’ll see them in production in the future.
It seems that Canon is really on fire today with the announcements. Along with the PowerShot G7 X Mark III and the G5 X Mark II, the company is also announcing the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens. If you’ve already bought the Canon EOS RP full frame camera, this lens could be a pretty neat addition to your kit.