Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and RF 85mm f/1.2 DS Ship In November And December, Respectively

Canon RF 70-200mm

The upcoming Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS and Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS lenses will start shipping soon after the announcement.

The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8 will start shipping November 21, 2019, the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2 DS in December 2019, according to Nokishita.

Both lenses are expected to be announced this week, or not later than next week. Specifications and images have already leaked.

RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS

  • Lens construction: 17 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.7m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.23 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 77mm
  • Size: φ89.9mm × 146mm
  • Weight: 1070g (excluding tripod seat)
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps

RF 85mm f/1.2L DS

  • Lens construction: 13 elements in 9 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.85m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.12 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ103.2mmx117.3mm
  • Weight: 1195g

Stay tuned.

Canon To Soon Announce RF 85mm F/1.2 DS And RF 70-200 F/2.8L IS Lenses

Canon RF 85mm

Canon might soon announce the long awaited RF 85mm F/1.2 DS (DS = Defocus Smoothing) and RF 70-200 F/2.8L IS lenses. We are pretty confident that both lenses might be announced within the next weeks. Both lenses are for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

The full list of unreleased Canon gear that leaked through certification authorities:

  • RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM DS
  • RF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • ET-83F (W III) lens hood
  • DM-E100 Stereo microphone
  • HG100-TBR tripod grip
[via Nokishita]

A “unique” Macro Lens To Be Announced Along With The High Megapixel Canon EOS R?

Canon Rumors Color Calibration

A new Canon EOS R rumor surfaced.

It’s suggested that Canon might announce a “unique” macro lens for the Canon RF mount alongside with the high resolution EOS R camera expected within the next 6 months.

Unfortunately the source can’t tell what makes this macro lens “unique” and neither knows any specifications except the lens might be faster than f/2.8.

A few days ago a patent was spotted that seems to confirm our rumor about the resolution of the upcoming EOS R camera, around 80MP. A suggested specifications lists also surfaced:

  • A slightly larger body and grip than the EOS R
  • 80mp full-frame image sensor
  • A “new style” of joystick
  • Larger LCD than the EOS R
  • Larger viewfinder than the EOS R
  • The “viewfinder” can be tilted up

The high megapixel EOS R is going to replace the Canon EOS 5Ds/5Ds R. We were expecting the announcement in 2019 but it starts to appear it will come in 2020.

All high resolution EOS R rumors are listed here. More Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Specifications And Price For Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS And RF 24-70 f/2.8L IS Lenses Leaked

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS Review

As many argued, the prices that have been suggested a few days ago weren’t reliable.

Nokishita posted pricing and specifications for two of the upcoming Canon RF lenses for the Canon EOS R system.

RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS USM

  • Lens construction: 21 elements in 15 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.21m (wide-angle end), 0.38m (telephoto end)
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.3x (when 32mm)
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ88.5 × 125.7 mm
  • Weight: 900g
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps
  • North America Price: $ 2299

RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS USM

  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.21 times
  • Number of diaphragm blades: 9
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Size: φ88.5 × 126.8 mm
  • Weight: 840g
  • Camera shake correction effect: 5 steps
  • North America Price: $ 2299
  • Expected release date: late September 2019?

Announcement is expected for tomorrow, August 28, 2019.

Stay tuned.

This May Be The Pricing Of The Upcoming New Canon RF Lenses

RF 24-70mm

We expect Canon to announce three new Canon RF lenses for the Canon EOS R system, RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS.

These lenses will most likely be announced along with the Canon EOS 90D and the EOS M6 Mark II. All are expected to be announced on August 28th, 2019. Specifications (90d | M6 Mark II) and promotional videos (90D | M6 Mark II) for both cameras have already leaked.

The suggested prices for the three new RF lenses appear to have leaked in Thailand, and so starting from the price in Thai Baht we can get an idea about where the US$ prices will be.

  • RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS 82,600 THB – $2,499
  • RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS 82,600 THB – $2,499
  • RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS 93,500 THB – $2,799

These lenses have already been announced by Canon, and prototypes have been showcased around the world. For sure these will not be inexpensive lenses.

The same source suggests the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lenses will start shipping in October 2019, the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens will be available in December 2019.

Stay tuned for more to come….

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II Announcement To Happen Very Soon

Canon EOS M6

Now we know it for sure, thanks to always reliable Nokishita.

Canon will announce the gear listed below at the end of August, most likely on August 28.

  • Canon EOS 90D
    • Body only kit
    • Kit with 18-55mm
    • Kit with 18-135mm
  • Canon EOS M6 Mark II
    • Black and silver color option
    • Body only kit
    • Kit with 15-45mm
    • Kit with 18-150mm
    • Kit with EVF
  • Canon RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • Lens hood EW-88E
  • Lens hood EW-88F

An alleged specification list for the Canon EOS 90D already leaked, though we recommend to take it with a grain of salt for the time being. Same for the Canon EOS M6 Mark II.

Stay tuned, more to come very soon.