Canon Set To Release 7 Lenses For EOS R In 2019?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Canon already let the world know what lenses they plan to release in 2019.

In at least two different events Canon execs let us know that 2019 the company would release what is usually referred as the “holy trinity”, i.e. a 16-35mm f/2.8, a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 (see here and here).

Latest from the rumor outlets suggests that Canon might announce no less than seven lenses in 2019, with the caveat that some of these will ship no earlier than 2020.

Besides the upcoming “holy trinity” of lenses, the rumor suggests Canon might announce these lenses:

  • RF 105mm f/1.4L
  • RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
  • RF Macro lens
  • RF non-L kit lens

Moreover, there might be another wide angle lens in development, with an unclear release schedule. Finally, it’s suggested Canon will release at least 15 RF lenses in the next 30-36 months.

So far we are sure only about the “holy trinity”, not so much about the rest. Canon will obviously expand the lens ecosystem for the EOS R in the next years, and the suggested lens are all very plausible since they re the basics of every lens ecosystem for a full frame camera. No surprises here.

What else do we know about Canon’s EOS R agenda? We know Canon is set to release a high resolution EOS R model somewhen in Q1/Q2 2019. It’s likely that Canon will also announce the “holy trinity” of lenses along with the high res EOS R. Rumors about an APS-C EOS R model have been quit lately. Some rumor mills suggest there could be another EOS R model set to be announced late in 2019.

Canon Working on a Ultra Wide Angle Lens For The EOS R System?

Canon Eos R

We already know that Canon is set to release more RF mount lenses in 2019.

This was clearly stated by Canon itself during conferences and interviews. Canon let us know that they will provide what is usually called the “Holy Trinity” of full frame lenses. This means we can expect an RF 16-35mm f/2.8L, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, and an RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. So far so good.

Latest murmurings have it that Canon might release an RF lens that’s wider than 16mm. It’s suggested that an RF 12-35mm f/2.8L and an RF 14-35mm f/2.8L lens are already undergoing testing.

It’s a bit a stretch to suppose Canon will release a 12-35mm or a 14-35mm lens instead of a 16-35mm. However, it’s entirely possible so we have to wait to see. For the time being we can only be sure that Canon will release three more lenses for the Canon EOS R system in 2019. The rest is speculation.

[via CR]

This is the list of gear Canon is going to announce in September (Canon EOS R, R lenses, and more)

Nokishita posted what is likely the definitive list of new gear Canon is going to announce ahead of Photokina 2018, starting by next week.

  • Canon EOS R (the full frame mirrorless camera)
  • Canon EOS R with 24-105mm lens kit
  • Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS
  • Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L USM
  • Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM
  • Canon EF 400 mm F/2.8L III
  • Canon EF 600 mm F/4L III
  • R adapter (please note: there may be three adapters. M.ADAP R, M.ADAP R ND, M.ADAP R PL. At the time being we are not sure what the different codes/names mean)
  • PD – E1 is also included in the accessory list

As you can see, a pretty decent gear list, and a cool lens line-up. Good to know that Canon will start with some interesting lenses for their new system. The new Canon EOS R system is getting three L lenses from the beginning. Good move Canon!

Is the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L a world’s first? And how big will this lens be? It has to be a massive piece of glass having f/2 for a FF sensor. I think it’s a very smart move by Canon to announce the Canon EOS R along with a 50mm f/1.2L, and with two classic zoom lenses for FF cameras, the afore mentioned RF 28-70mm F/2L and the RF 24-105mm F/4L. Not sure what the “M” in RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS means but a fast 35mm lens rounds up very well the initial R mount lens line-up.

The Canon EOS R was rumored to have IBIS (In Camera Image Stabilisation). I wonder if this still makes sense given that one lens appears to have image stabilisation (IS). However, IBIS is still an option I’d not exclude.

The Canon EOS R might obfuscate Nikon’s Z6 and Z7, alone for the initial lens offering. Add to this that most likely the Canon EOS R will shoot 4K video with Dual Pixel AF and you may see a real winner here.

I am also very happy that eventually Canon is releasing a fast prime for the EOS M system, the 32mm f/1.4. This was one needed and will be part of my EOS M kit asap.

Announcements will start on September 5, 2018. Exciting times ahead.

Stay tuned!

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for EOS M System Gets Another Mention, Announcement Soon

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Nokishita suggests that Canon might very soon announce the Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens for the Canon EOS M system. A welcome addition to the EF-M lens lineup in any case. This will be the fastest Canon lens for the EOS M system.

A new and fast prime lens for the Canon EOS M system was rumored since a while and an announcement expected. A much needed lens for the EOS M system, in my opinion. So far the EF-M 22mm f/2 STM pancake lens was the only Canon offering if you wanted a fast prime with auto-focus. Other manufacturer make manual focusing lenses up to f/1.2 with native EF-M mount.

Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III to be announced within a month? [CW2]

Canon EF 600mm F/4L IS III

The rumor mill has it that Canon might announce another big white telephoto lens before Photokina 2018. The rumored lens is the Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS III. This rumor surfaces a day after the rumor about the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III.

No specifications are suggested, just that the Mark III version will focus on “weight reduction”. At the time of writing we can not confirm the announcement of the EF 600mm f/4L IS III. The Canon EF 600mm f/4L IS II was released in 2011, so a replacement appears to be a bit early on schedule.

Have a look here to get an idea about what Canon might announce in the next weeks or months.

Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III to be announced within a month? [CW3]

Canon EF 400mm F/2.8L IS III

The rumor mill has it that Canon might announce a new lens before Photokina 2018. The rumored lens is the Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III.

No specifications are suggested, just that the Mark III version will “focus on weight reduction and updated coatings”. Along with the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III, so the rumor, Canon might announce also another “big white lens”, for which no focal length has been rumored so far. At the time of writing we can not confirm the announcement of the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS III. The Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II was released in 2010, so a replacement may be a bit early on schedule.

With Photokina 2018 being a month away, we should soon see serious leaks, specifications, and possibly some images of the upcoming gear. However, we still have no reasonable hints about what Canon will announce. There are a lot of speculations, and obviously everybody is hoping for the highly anticipated Canon full frame mirrorless camera (all rumors). We have been told Canon will stage a mirrorless related event in the second week of September, others seem to disagree. We too got some conflicting intel later on and at the time being we can not confirm with high confidence that Canon will indeed hold an announcement during the second week of September 2018, and that it will be related to Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera.

Announcement wise, and on top of the probability, ranking you’ll find the EOS M5 Mark II, a 32-35mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 lens for the EOS M system, and we all hope to see a Canon full frame mirrorless camera (at least one). Some yet unknown lenses may also be announced.

We didn’t get any new intel about the EOS 90D/EOS 80D Mark II or the EOS 7D Mark III. An announcement in 2018 is still in the realm of possibilities but appears to become more unlikely as time goes by.

Stay tuned, there is more to come in the next weeks.