Canon Might Announce 2 Tilt-shift Lenses (with AF) Along With A High Res EOS R Model

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New rumor has it that Canon is set to announce two tilt-shift lenses with auto-focus for the RF mount and a high resolution EOS R model.

Canon Rumors reports that Canon will announce two tilt-shift lenses for the RF mount. These would be the first tilt-shift lenses with autofocus: Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L and Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L. No other specifications about these lenses nor do we have a clear announcement schedule. However, we think it is safe to assume Canon will indeed release these lenses, maybe towards the end of 2021 or beginning of 2022.

As for the high resolution EOS R we already know that it is coming. Indeed, such a camera is rumored since a while. Latest rumor suggests a sensor resolution of more than 100MP, previous rumors suggested a resolution between 80MP and 90MP. It’s not clear if we can expect the high resolution EOS R in 2021.

Stay tuned.

Canon Might Release a 60mm f/1.0 Lens For The RF Mount

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A rumor popped up in our inbox: Canon working on a RF 60mm f/1.0 lens. Plausible?

We did not get any specification for the allegedly upcoming RF 60mm f/1.0 lens. we are a bit out in the rain here. Also, we are a bit surprised by the focal length of 60mm instead of more common 50mm. Wouldn’t it make more sense to bring the legendary Canon EF 50mm f/1.0L to the EOS R system? But maybe the optical design possibilities offered by the RF mount suggest a 60mm is the better option. In any case, it wouldn’t be the first time Canon surprises us.

All in all we think an RF 60mm f/1.0 is definitely possible. Having already an optical masterpiece with the RF 50mm f/1.2 it would probably not make much sense release another optical masterpiece with the same focal length and the “only” benefit of having f/1.0 vs f/1.2. A new 60mm lens would be a different matter, I guess.

All ideas are welcome.

Canon Might Announce More RF Mount Super-telephoto Lenses In 2021

RF 600mm F/4L Super-telephoto

The Canon RF 400mm and RF 600mm, both announced last week, might not be the only super-telephoto lenses for the RF mount to get released in 2021.

According to a new rumor, at least two more super-telephoto lenses are in development. A Canon RF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM lens might get announced and it could be the smallest and lightest of its kind, with a redesigned optical formula for the RF mount system. A Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM might also get announced. No more information on this one but it might not have a built-in teleconverter (as the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM 1.4x does).

Stay tuned, and stay safe.

Source: Canon Rumors

Here Are The Upcoming Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS And RF 600mm f/4L IS Lenses

Update: the prices for the lenses leaked. The RF 400mm f/2.8L IS is $11,999, and the RF 600mm f/4L IS is $12,999.

We knew they would come, here are first images: the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS and RF 600mm f/4L IS lenses for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Don’t expect these lenses to the inexpensive (any idea?). Expect them to get announced very soon, likely within April 2021. And here are the images (click on image for a larger version).

[via Nokishita]

Canon Is Discontinuing Large Figures Of EF Lenses, Do They?

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A report is going around claiming Canon is discontinuing lots of EF mount lenses in favor of upcoming RF lenses. We are not so sure about that.

According to Canon Rumors, Canon is set to discontinue many EF lenses and is planning to cease production of even more EF lenses. The list of EF lenses that allegedly have been or will soon be discontinued in 2021:

  • Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 USM
  • Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L USM II
  • Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS US
  • Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM
  • Canon EF-S 35mm f/2.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250 f/4-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 60mm f/2.8 Macro USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM
  • Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM II
  • Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 USM
  • Canon EF 135mm f/2L USM
  • Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L USM
  • Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM
  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 300mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM II
  • Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II
  • Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM

That’s an impressing list. However, with a few exceptions most of the lenses listed above appear in stock and ready to ship at major retailers. Canon USA also lists most lenses as still available, and hasn’t released any communication regarding the discontinuation of EF lenses. PetaPixel contacted Canon about the issue but didn’t get any answer. It’s rather difficult if not impossible to verify the claim of Canon discontinuing all those EF lenses. So far there is only one source for this.

Should you be worried, or even alarmed? By no way. As we wrote above, most of the allegedly discontinued lenses are still available. Even if they get discontinued tomorrow, Canon would for sure still deliver assistance and service for long time. There is no doubt that EF mount lenses will eventually disappear in favor of Canon’s new RF mount standard. It just will not happen that soon.

Any idea about Canon discontinuing all those lenses?