Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Lens Might Be The Best Fast Zoom Lens Ever

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2 Rf Mount

Welcome to the big, heavy and expensive: the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 for the new EOS R system. A lens that showcases what you can do with the RF mount, and a lens that’s not for everyone. The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 is optical excellence.

FroKnowsPhoto (aka Jared Polin) video-reviews the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.

Canon RF 28-70mm f/2:

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USA: Amazon, B&H Photo, Digitalrev, eBay, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA

Unreleased Canon Gear Leakes Through Certification Authority (EOS 80D and EOS 5Ds replacements?)

Canon Rumors Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

Nokishita posted a new list of camera codes used in certification authorities.

Note that both DS126751 and DS126761 are either DSLRs or full frame mirrorless cameras. One might be the replacement for the EOS 5Ds(R) or the rumored high resolution EOS R model. It’s suggested that both models have a full frame sensor, either in a DSLR or a MILC. However, DS126761 seems to refer to a more entry level oriented camera and thus may well point to the Canon EOS 80D or Rebel SL2 replacements (maybe something got lost in translation?). Both are expected to be announced in the first half of 2019. P2355 refers to a PowerShot camera and might be the PowerShot G7X Mark III. No signs of the EOS 7D Mark III here.

  • DS 126751 
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3380C003AA, 3380C013AA, 3380C023AA
      • Body only and two lens kits?
  • DS 126761 
    • Digital camera (single lens reflex or full size mirrorless)
    • Made in Taiwan or Made in Japan (Oita Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed
    • SKU: 3454C001AA, 3454C002AA, 3454C003AA, 3458C001AA, 3461C001AA
      • Three color variations?
        • Black is only body and lens kit 2 types, the other two lens kit only?
      • What are the model names? (The model name differs perhaps in the United States, Japan and other regions)
  • PC 2355 (PowerShot G7X Mark III?)
    • Digital camera
    • Made in Japan (Nagasaki Plant)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

Canon Working on RF 25-300mm F/3.5-5.6 For Canon EOS R, Patent Suggests


Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2018-180203) for a RF 25-300mm F/3.5-5.6 lens for the Canon EOS R system. The patent literature describes a compact lens. Doesn’t look like a L-grade lens.

  • Zoom ratio: 11.68
  • Focal length: 25.20 – 294.41 mm
  • F number: 3.50 – 5.60
  • Angle of view: 36.72 – 4.20
  • Image height: 18.80 – 21.61 mm
  • Lens length: 374.08 mm
  • Back focus: 21.75 mm


Early Black Friday Deal: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC Lens – $249 (reg. $329)

Rokinon 14mm

Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC at a glance:

  • Ultra Wide-Angle 14mm Lens
  • Compatible w/ Full Frame & APS-C Cameras
  • Hybrid Aspherical Lenses — Sharp Images
  • Multi-Layer Coating to Reduce Flare
  • Manual Focus Lens
  • Built-In Petal-Type Lens Hood

B&H Photo has Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $249. Compare at $329.

Early Black Friday Deal: ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE – $999 (reg. $1699)

ZEISS Distagon

ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE lens at a glance:

  • For Canon EF Mount Cameras
  • Works with Both SLRs and DSLRs
  • Very Fast f/2.0 Maximum Aperture
  • Superior Optical Construction
  • 6.7″ (0.17m) Close Focusing Distance
  • 67mm Filter Size
  • Manual Focusing

B&H Photo has the ZEISS Distagon T* 25mm f/2.0 ZE lens (Canon EF mount) on sale at $999. Compare at $1,699. Offer expires 11/30.

More selected and exclusive deals…

Skylum Set To Release Luminar 3 With Libraries On December 18, 2018

Luminar 3

Skylum Luminar is on the way to become a full fledged alternative to Lightroom. That’s a good thing since a lot of people is not willing to pay a monthly fee to Adobe in order to use Lightroom.

Skylum announced that it will launch Luminar 3 with Libraries on December 18, 2018. Luminar is already discounted by $10 and you can get an additional $10 discount and purchase Luminar for $49 by using coupon code “WATCH” at checkout.

Luminar 3 with Libraries will have these features (among others)

  • Amazing photo viewing/browsing experience with the Library
  • Intuitive and easy to understand user interface
  • No import of photos that takes longer loading time
  • Speedy browsing/scrolling through images
  • Calendar
  • Fast image adjustments synchronization, even with layers and textures
  • A plethora of powerful photo editing features (50+ filters): Accent AI, Layers, Sun Rays, Advanced Contrast
  • Workspaces
  • Luminar Looks (one-click, adjustable strength presets)

Luminar 3 with Libraries will be a free update to Luminar 2018. In other words: you can purchase Luminar 2018 for $49 by using our coupon code “WATCH, and then upgrade for free to Luminar 3 with Libraries.