Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS Hands-on Review

Canon RF 135mm F/1.8L

Here is a Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS hands-on review. The Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS was announced last week along with the Canon EOS R6 Mark II.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Lens Function Buttons and Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

DPReview posted their Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS hands-on review (using a pre-production model). They also published a sample photos gallery. An excerpt:

[the] field of view is great for medium-distance photographs and its maximum aperture allows photojournalists and sports photographers alike to isolate their subject matter more so than something like a 70–200mm F2.8 lens could. It’s F1.8 aperture also helps in low-light environments, such as dimly-lit basketball courts, hockey arenas and the like, where you otherwise have to crank the ISO up to noisy levels.

Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS world wide preorders:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Here is a short introduction to the lens:

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Leaked: US Pricing For The Upcoming Canon EOS R6 Mark II And Other Gear

Canon Eos R5 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

The US$ prices for the upcoming Canon EOS R6 Mark II and more gear that we expect to get released, leaked ahead of the official announcement.

Here are the US$ prices:

  • EOS R6 Mark II Body: $2499
  • EOS R6 Mark II RF24-105mm IS USM Lens Kit: $3599
  • EOS R6 Mark II RF24-105mm IS STM Lens Kit: $2799
  • EOS R6 Mark II Body with Stop Motion Animation Firmware: $2599
  • RF135mm F1.8 L IS USM: $2099
  • SPEEDLITE EL-5: $399

The EOS R6 Mark II already has a rumored specifications list, that is.

  • 24mp Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel RAW / RAW burst
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • In-body stabilization
  • Digital Tele-Converter
  • 12fps Mechanical
  • Hybrid Auto
  • 4K 30p (no crop)
  • 4K 60p (cropped)
  • Canon Log 3/HDR PQ
  • Cloud RAW processing
  • RF/RF-S Lenses
  • SD/SDHC dual card slot
  • similar form factor as the EOS R6

At this point, with the prices already leaked, the announcement might be a matter of days.

Stay tuned.

[via asobinet]

Canon EOS R6 Mark II and RF 135mm f/1.8L IS Coming In November 2022?

Canon Eos R5 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 rumor about the recently leaked Canon EOS R6 Mark II surfaced.

The source of the rumor suggests the Canon EOS R6 Mark II might be announced along with the very long rumored Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L IS lens. The latter is really rumored since a long time (first in 2019).

The EOS R6 Mark II already has a rumored specifications list, that is.

  • 24mp Full-frame CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel RAW / RAW burst
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • In-body stabilization
  • Digital Tele-Converter
  • 12fps Mechanical
  • Hybrid Auto
  • 4K 30p (no crop)
  • 4K 60p (cropped)
  • Canon Log 3/HDR PQ
  • Cloud RAW processing
  • RF/RF-S Lenses
  • SD/SDHC dual card slot
  • similar form factor as the EOS R6

We are rather confident about the EOS R6 Mark II, and less about the RF 135mm f/1.8. Time will tell.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned…

[via asobinet]

Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens Discontinued

Canon TS-E 135mm F/4L

Canon ceased production of the Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro. The lens has been discontinued.

The Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro was released in 2017, hence it is not that old. Never the less, it appears that Canon has decided its end of life has arrived. If we are not wrong, this is the first TS-E lens that gets discontinued.

However, B&H Photo still has the Canon TS-E 135mm f/4L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens in stock and ready to ship. Guess trhe “discontinuation process” starts in Japan, from where the here reported news is coming from.

[via asobinet]

Canon Might Announce The Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L USM In Q4 2022

Canon Eos R5 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

After the RF 15-30mm IS STM and RF 24mm f/1.8 lenses rumor (see here), a new one surfaced for a Canon RF 135mm f/1.8L USM lens.

Canon might be set to release the RF 135mm f/1.8L USM at the end of 2022. The lens was already rumored a lot on 5channel and there is also a patent for it. The source of the rumor is rather confident about its reliability.

Stay tuned.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Patent: 135mm f/2 1:2 Macro And 200mm f/2.4 1:2 Macro Lenses

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent application: 135mm f/2 1:2 Macro And 200mm f/2.4 1:2 Macro Lenses.

Canon patent application 2022-22595 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for two macro lenses: 135mm f/2 1:2 M.

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical system capable of expanding a close range in a small size while suppressing the number of focus groups, and an image pickup apparatus having the same.

If the floating focusing method is used to increase the close-up magnification, the number of lenses in each group increases, and it is difficult to drive the focus group at high speed. In the lenses of Patent Document 1 and Patent Document 2, when the number of lenses in the focus group is reduced in order to realize high-speed drive, sufficient aberration performance cannot be obtained because the configuration of each group is not appropriate.

An object of the present invention is to provide an optical system capable of expanding a close range in a small size while suppressing the number of focus groups, and an image pickup apparatus having the same.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 133.0
  • F value: 2.05
  • Half angle of view: 9.24
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Shooting magnification: -0.5

Example 3

  • Focal length: 200.0
  • F value: 2.40
  • Half angle of view: 6.18
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Shooting magnification: -0.5

Example 4

  • Focal length: 199.9
  • F value: 2.80
  • Half angle of view: 6.18
  • Image height: 21.64
  • Shooting magnification: -1.00

The Canon patent application was spotted by asobinet.com. More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these: