While we are now rather confident that Canon will announce the RF 85mm f/1.2L lens on May 9, 2019, there is a new rumor about more lenses for the EOS R system.
Canon might release what is commonly called the “Holy Trinity” of lenses (because of the focal lengths and f/2.8, which are more or less standard on a full frame system), i.e. the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS and RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, before the end of July 2019.
Canon already announced the development of these and other lenses.
Source: Canon Rumors
We were told Canon would make a camera related announcement at the end of April. It seems our source got the date wrong. And while being “camera related” it is not about a new camera.
The Canon announcement we were reporting doesn’t concerns a new Powershot or new EOS M camera. It is for the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens for the EOS R system. At the time of writing we do not know if the version with “Defocus Smoothing” will be announced or the versions without it.
We expect Canon to announce the RF 85mm f/1.2L lens around May 9.
Rumor has it that an RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens for the Canon EOS R system is currently in advanced development stage and will likely be one of a couple of world’s first lenses coming for the RF mount in 2020.
There is an US patent application (2018-0314060) which supports the rumor.
We are usually cautious with rumors about gear which is said to be announced much later, as it is in this case. On the other hand, Canon stated more than one time that the RF mount will allow them to build “world’s first” lenses, hence a RF 14-21mm f/1.4L lens is in the realm of possibilities.
For a list of existing lenses for the Canon EOS R system have a look on what is on display at CP+ 2019.
Source: Canon Rumors
Latest has it that Canon might announce two more RF lenses beyond the six lenses we already know they will announce. The rumor isn’t entirely clear about when Canon might announce these two lenses, citing some plans Canon might have had in the recent past and then abandoned, and considering 2020 too as the year for a possible announcement.
The focal lengths Canon might have up their sleeve are the RF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM and RF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. Both are supported by patent applications filed by Canon.
It’s pretty clear that Canon takes their EOR R system very seriously, and that the company will invest a lot in the development of the eco system (i.e. lenses). A lot of new RF lenses are set to hit the market in the next years, that’s for sure. For the same reason a lot of RF lenses related rumors will hit the Web in the next months.
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Nokishita leaked images of five upcoming lenses for the Canon EOS R system.
As you can see, there are some hot pieces of glass among them. Anyone still doubting Canon is taking their EOS R system seriously?
The lenses are going to be announced on February 14, 2019.