Nikon has just updated its Z-mount lens roadmap and added three new lenses. Silhouettes of three new primes have been added, and they are 400mm, 600mm, and the “Micro 50mm.”
It sounds like Canon is getting a lot more serious about the RF mount now. With recently announcing an RF mount cinema camera, and the mostly positive response the EOS R5 and EOS R6 have received (from people who’ve actually bought them), it’s not surprising. But a post from Canon Rumors suggests that there are at least seven more bodies on the roadmap.
CR does say that these rumours come from multiple known and anonymous sources, and they’ve collated this all together into a single list. If true, or even if most of it is true, then it looks like Canon may be about to ditch both EF and EOS M mount systems.
It looks like Panasonic is expanding its lens roadmap to help introduce some lower budget lenses to its system. With the Panasonic S5 expected to be released within the next hour or two, Panasonic will soon have relatively low-budget full-frame L mount mirrorless cameras aimed at both stills (for the S1) and video. So, it wants lenses to match.
According to the new roadmap, leaked by Nokishita shows several common and popular f/1.8 primes at 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths, as well as a variable aperture 70-200mm f/4.5-5.6 zoom lens on the way.
Viltrox has posted their updated lens roadmap to Weibo and it shows nine new lenses coming between now and next year. Viltrox is traditionally known more for (relatively) inexpensive lens adapters and various accessories, but they’ve actually been making lenses for a couple of years now for various mirrorless systems including Sony, Fuji, Nikon and L mount.
The new lens roadmap shows Viltrox’s existing 9 lenses along with 9 new ones, expected to come out over the next year or so. There is a mix of Micro Four Thirds, APS-C and full-frame lenses coming and while they don’t mention the mounts for the APS-C and full-frame lenses, I think some can be fairly safe bets.
Panasonic has released a new roadmap for their Lumix S L Mount lenses. It shows six new lenses coming in 2021 (updating the info on lenses on the previous roadmap) and one of them – the 100mm f/2.8 macro – appears to have actually been removed from the list entirely since the previous roadmap.