Canon Set To Soon Announce A Super Telephoto Lens For The RF Mount?


It seems Canon might soon announce a super telephoto lens for the RF mount, i.e. for the EOS R camera system.

Rumor has it that Canon might be set to announce a new super telephoto lens for the EOS R mirrorless system- But which one it might be no one knows.

Speculation suggest Canon might release RF mount versions of the popular EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x and the EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II lenses. Both are professional lenses with professional price tags.

No more intel for the time being. Stay tuned for more…

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF-S 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM To Be Announced Before Summer 2023?

EF-M 11-22mm F/4-5.6 IS STM

New year, new Canon rumor. A new RF mount lens might be on the horizon. Canon might be set to announce the Canon RF-S 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens in the first quarter 2023, a rumor suggests.

Say the source of the rumor:

Canon will likely release at least three RF-S lenses in 2023, a couple of them will likely be based on their EF-M counterparts.

One of the lenses we’re told that will launch in the first half of 2023 is an RF-S 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM. The EF-M version was a favourite of EOS M shooters since it was launched. It really is a very good lens, especially at its price point.

We think the rumor might be reliable. Time will tell. I own the EF-M 11-22mm and can confirm it is a little gem of a lens. If the RF mount version follows its footsteps, then it might have the following specs:

  • 18-35mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-32
  • Two Aspherical Elements, One UD Element
  • Dynamic Image Stabilization
  • Spectra Coatings
  • Built-In Stepping Motor

Stay tuned…

Source: Canon Rumors

Three New Wide Angle L-tier RF-mount Prime Lenses Coming First Half 2023?

Canon Eos R5 Eos R8 Mark Ii Canon EOS R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new Canon rumor concerning RF-mount lenses. Three of them, all primes.

Latest murmuring has it that Canon might release three wide angle “L” lenses for the RF-mount. Says the source of the rumor (emphasis mine):

[…] Canon actually plans to launch 3 wide angle L prime lenses from the RF mount in the first half of 2023. One of the lenses will be the RF 35mm f/1.2L (or f/1.4) and an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM. The third lens is unknown at this time, though [it might be] an L 28mm prime lens

The RF 35mm f/1.2L is rumored since a long time. No surprise since it is a lens Canon will release for sure, sooner or later. All three lenses will for sure be announced sooner or later. Maybe it will happen in the first half of 2023.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

AstrHori 18mm F8 Shift Lens Might Get Released Soon (RF Mount)

AstrHori 18mm

Another third party lens for the RF mount might soon get announced, the AstrHori 18mm F8 Shift lens.

At a glance:

  • Lens construction: 9 elements in 9 groups
  • Angle of view: 99.2 degrees
  • Shift amount: ±6mm
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.34m
  • Filter size: 58mm
  • Size: 62x36mm
  • Weight: 164g
  • Mount: Canon RF/Leica L mount

Chinese manufacturer Astrhori is said to soon release another RF mount lens, the AstrHori 18mm F8. Other Astrhori lenses are rumored to get announced.

[via asobinet]

AstrHori 12mm F2.8 Fisheye Lens For RF Mount Coming (leaked images)?

AstrHori 12mm

Another third party lens rumor today. And as almost 100% of the rumors that get sold to you, it comes from Weibo. They’re just not telling you, usually, all those serious rumor sites that always forget to mention where they got a rumor ;-)

An AstrHori 12mm F2.8 Fisheye lens for the Canon RF mount might be announced soon, according to a rumor surfaced on Weibo. These are the specifications:

  • 11 elements in 8 groups
  • 5 blades
  • 180 degree angle of view
  • 0.2m~∞
  • 100×90mm 757.5g
  • Compatible with E / L / RF / Z mount

Here are some pictures of the AstrHori 12mm F2.8 Fisheye lens.

YONGNUO Might Release Lenses For Canon Cameras, Rumor Has It


Interesting Canon rumor coming from Asia. YONGNUO might be set to soon release a lens for the Canon RF mount.

An image shared by CameraBeta shows EXIF information suggesting a YN35mm F1.4 UWM was used on a Canon EOS R6 body (see image above). Interesting.

While this would be one of the very few third party lens for the RF mount. However, if it is an autofocus lens (it seems) then the question is how Yongnuo has solved the patent infringement issues Canon already raised with Viltrox.

Let me know what your thoughts are.

[via asobinet]