Canon Announced The RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM Lens

RF 35mm F/1.4L VCM

Canon announced the RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM lens. The RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM lens is expected to be available in June for an estimated retail price of $1,499. Pre-orders are available at B&H Photo.

At a glance:

  • Full-Frame Format | f/1.4 to f/16
  • Extremely Fast Design, Advanced Optics
  • Voice Coil Motor (VCM) for Rear Focus
  • Nano USM for Fast Floating Autofocus
  • Manual Iris/Full-Time Focus Rings
  • Air Sphere (ASC) Coating
  • Two Aspherical Elements, Two UD Elements
  • Rounded 11-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Design
  • Attachable Rear Gel Filter Holder

Canon press release:

Canon Announces First Lens in Series of Fixed Focal Length RF Hybrid Lenses – RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM

New Portable Speedlite with New Multi-Function Shoe Design Also Available

MELVILLE, N.Y., – June 5, 2024 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM1 lens and Speedlite EL-10 flash. The new RF35mm lens is the first in a series of fixed focal length RF lenses with hybrid video and still design, and the Speedlite EL-10 integrates with Canon’s new multi-function shoe design, for users of recent Canon EOS cameras.

Answering the needs of many professional high-level photographers, the new RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM lens can be looked upon as a standard lens for video and still users — for example, those who use the EOS R5 and EOS C70 cameras. This lens is the beginning of a new hybrid lens series and with its fixed focal length, fills a gap as there is not a fixed focal length lens wider than 50mm in the L-series — until now. Ideal for low-light, the RF 35mm f/1.4L VCM lens features a manual iris (aperture) ring which helps provide better control when shooting movies. The lens allows very little focus “breathing” as focus is moved, and it’s highlighted by two Aspherical lens elements and two ultra-low Dispersion glass elements. Overall, this lens has the outstanding L-series optical design many professionals have grown accustomed to. In addition, the lens can be used with the newly announced Canon EOS C400 cinema camera, further reinforcing Canon’s full support of the video market.

“The new RF35mm F1.4 L VCM lens is the answer for high-level video in the mirrorless market – while also providing still-imaging storytellers the durability and optical performance that is synonymous with Canon lenses,” said Brian Mahar, senior vice president & general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

The Speedlite EL-10 flash is designed for the amateur photographer who is stepping into the mirrorless world, and the veteran user who is looking to get reacquainted with flash photography. The multi-function shoe helps the still imagery storyteller by providing immediate access to the flash control menu, and either an on-camera EL-10 or the optional super-compact Speedlite Transmitter ST-E10 assists with triggering from one through up to fifteen off-camera flashes2. The Speedlite EL-10 is a radio-based wireless flash with 2nd-curtain sync capabilities, and leverages four AA batteries instead of a separate battery that requires charging — making operation more streamlined for some users. In addition, it features a Custom Flash Mode function, allowing the end-user to register and store up to three sets of flash settings, and is approximately the same size and weight as its predecessor the Speedlite 430EX-III RT — while also pushing out the same amount of power. Automatic balanced fill flash is a key benefit to using flash photography, whether during daytime or low-light with slow shutter speed, and the Speedlite EL-10 is an excellent gear bag addition to achieve that creative look in one’s photos.

“Flash photography is a simple yet versatile way to add drama to one’s photos and with Canon’s steadfast commitment to reliability, the Speedlite EL-10 provides a full-circle Canon shooting experience,” continued Brian Mahar, senior vice president & general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

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Canon EOS R5 Mark II, EOS R1 And RF 35mm F1.4L Undergoing Final Field Tests? (announcement May 21-23?)

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Latest murmuring from usually well informed Asian sources suggest that Canon might have already put some new gear into the hands of selected photographers. Field tests, so to say.

A rumor surfaced on Weibo suggests:

[…] that Canon’s marketing department has begun training on the new product today to make final preparations for the upcoming release.

According to previous rumors, Canon’s new product EOS R5 Mark II, EOS R1 camera and RF 35mm F1.4L lens will be announced on May 21-23, and the R1 may be announced in development.

We think this rumor has a high likelihood to be reliable. But then: who knows.

Don’t waste time with rumors; take your camera and go out snapping pictures.

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Today Only: Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (RF Mount) – $349 (reg. $599)

Sirui 35mm

Only for today (3/28/2024) B&H Photo has a solid discount on a specialised lens, the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x for Canon RF-mount.

At a glance:

  • Anamorphic 2.4:1 de-squeezed format in 16:9
  • Maximum f/1.8 aperture for low-light advantage, a deeper depth of view, and increased area of focus
  • Lens construction of 13 elements in 9 groups for smooth, circular bokeh
  • 191.2° focus ring rotation
  • Markings in feet and meters
  • 71mm maximum diameter, 67mm filter thread
  • Equivalent to 37mm full-frame lens horizontally
  • 1:10.63 vertical magnification, 1:13.83 horizontal magnification

Get the Sirui 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x lens on sale at $349. Compare at $599.

This 35mm f/1.8 Super35 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens from Sirui adds 1.33x anamorphic squeeze to your images to achieve standard 2.4:1 widescreen aspect ratios. Designed for Super35/APS-C cameras with a Canon RF mount, the lens features an aperture range of f/1.8 to f/16. A lens construction of 13 elements in 9 groups creates the characteristic, stretched oval bokeh of anamorphic lenses for a unique cinematic look.

The focus ring is capable of rotating 191.2° for intuitive control. A 67mm filter thread allows you to add compatible filters and customize your exposure. Markings on the lens are in both feet and meters. When used with a full-frame sensor, the 35mm lens is equivalent to a 37mm lens horizontally.

Sirui 35mm

More selected deals:

What To Expect From Canon In 2024 (EOS R1, R5 Mark II, Lenses)

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

What will Canon release in 2024, what can we expect?

A new rumor suggests what Canon might have on their radar for 2024.

  • Canon EOS R5 Mark II might be released within the next months, say around April 2024, and it will be announced before the Canon EOS R1
  • A development announcement of the Canon EOS R1 might happen at the same time as the EOS R5 Mark II announcement
  • Still at the same time, Canon might announce the RF 28mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 and the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L
  • The Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM Z might be announced around July 2024, might have internal zoom and “power zoom” functionality
  • Both the C300 and C500 series of cameras might get an update before IBC in September 2024

Some of the gear in the list above is rumored since long, since years, indeed. The EOS R1 was rumored sine the EOS R system came into existence, and the same can be said for the RF 35mm f/1.2L. This is gear that Canon will (or might) announce sooner or later, so the rumors will end to be reliable, sooner or later.

Forget rumors, go out and snap pics.

[via Canon Rumors]

Canon Set To Release Two RF 35mm f/1.2L Lenses?

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm 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 Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

A new Canon rumor surfaced from the interweb of wet photography desires. Two 35mm f/1.2L lenses? Why not! One of them might be a “DS” version, like Canon did with the RF 85mm f/1.2L.

Without further ado, here is the rumor:

  • If the Canon RF 35mm F1.2L USM is released, it will likely become the best-selling L single focus lens. This lens has been rumored and anticipated since the RF mount’s inception five years ago.
  • A sales representative who sells Canon lenses to certain retailers in certain countries mentions the RF35mm F1.2 L USM and says that two models of this lens will be announced by the end of 2023. .
  • There are two models of the RF85mm F1.2L USM. You can get the “DS” version for a few hundred dollars more than the regular model. This function provides the effect of “improving” the blur.
  • Rumors about the release of such a lens have been going on for a long time, but this is the first direct information I’ve heard from someone I work with in the industry.

[via asobinet]

Canon Patent: 24mm F1.4, 35mm F1.4 And 50mm F1.4

Canon Patent

And yet another Canon patent application. Fast primes for the RF mount.

Canon patent application 2022024113 (japan, published 8/30/2023) discusses optical formulas for three fast prime lenses:

  • 24mm F1.4
  • 35mm F1.4
  • 50mm F1.4

From the patent literature:

Optical system and imaging device

A compact optical system capable of high-speed focusing with a wide angle of view and a large aperture ratio is provided.

Description of the Related Art

Imaging devices using solid-state imaging devices such as CCD sensors and CMOS sensors are required to have optical systems that have a wide angle of view, a large aperture ratio, a small size, and high optical performance. There is also a demand for high-speed autofocus in the optical system.

An optical system with a wide angle of view and a large aperture ratio has the problem that it is difficult to correct various aberrations. In particular, if the weight of the focus lens group is reduced in order to perform high-speed focusing (autofocus), it becomes difficult to suppress aberration fluctuations in focusing from an object at infinity to a close object.

According to the present invention, it is possible to provide a compact optical system capable of high-speed focusing while having a wide angle of view and a large aperture ratio.

Example 1 (24mm F1.4)

  • Focal length 24.36
  • F value 1.44
  • Half angle of view 41.61
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens length 106.56
  • Back focus 12.72

Example 2 (35mm F1.4)

  • Focal length 34.09
  • F value 1.45
  • Half angle of view 32.40
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens length 113.84
  • Back focus 13.67

Example 3 (50mm F1.4)

  • Focal length 48.50
  • F value 1.45
  • Half angle of view 24.04
  • Image height 21.64
  • Lens length 108.70
  • Back focus 11.47

More Canon patents are listed here.

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