Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L vs EF 24-70mm F/2.8L II Shootout – Is The RF 28-70 Best Zoom Lens Ever?

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

Patrick Seguin tested and compared the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L lens for the Canon EOS R system and the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens (EF mount lens for Canon DSLR).

Well, once more we get a confirmation that the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L is an optical masterpiece. The 10 minutes video below tells you everything about this awesome EOS R lens, and why it beats the the Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II.

The next, short video by Canon explains what makes RF lenses so special.

Canon RF Mount Lenses Get Instant Discounts, And Accessories

Canon RF Mount

Canon RF mount lenses not have instant discounts and at B&H Photo they come with free accessories (filters and cleaning kit).

  • Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM Lens with UV Filter Kit – $2,799 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM Lens with Filters Kit – $2,099 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM Lens with Filters Kit – $899 ($200 instant discount)
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM Lens with Filters Kit – $449 ($50 instant discount)

Other retailers also have the new instant discounts on Canon RF mount lenses, but might not have the free goodies:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

Check for deals and discounts on Canon EOS R and EOS RP kits:

Asia & Australia: AliExpress, Amazon JAPAN, Amazon CHINA, Amazon INDIA, Amazon AU, Amazon USA, Digitalrev, Adorama, B&H Photo, eBay Australia, Rakuten JP
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, DigitalRev, eBay DE, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR
USA/Canada: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, Digitalrev, KEH Camera, eBay US, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy

What’s Coming Next From Canon?

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

After the announcement of the Canon EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mark II, what’s coming next?

There is gear we know is scheduled to release. Let’s see.

Where is the high resolution Canon EOS R camera?

Rumored to be released in Fall 2019, there still are no reliable information. Suggestions we got say the high res EOS R will have a resolution much higher than the Sony a7R IV (61MP), another rumor we got suggested a resolution around 80MP. Will this EOS R model be released in 2019? We still think it will

And what about the “pro/sport oriented” EOS R camera?

In this case we have even less information, and no reliable data so far. What we know is that it should be a camera equivalent to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. Another bit we know, is that it will most likely be released in 2020, maybe before the Summer Olympics.

Will the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III be released in 2020?

Yes, this seems to be a sure thing. The Canon EOS-1D X Mark III will be announced before the Summer Olympics 2020. Field testing is rumored since February. No specifications have been leaked so far.

What about the Canon EOS 7D Mark III?

We are still investigating the claim that the Canon EOS 90D replaces both the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II. The EOS 90D got some features previously featured on the 7D series, like a joystick, magnesium alloy, better weather sealing (compared to EOS 80D). For the time being it is not entirely clear what the future of the 7D lineup will be. On the other hand the EOS 90D is not advanced enough to be seen as a full fledged EOS 7D Mark II replacement. Another thing we wonder is: will Canon give up the highly popular 7D series? Seems unlikely to some degree.

Will there be an EOS R model with APS-C sensor?

No. This is an insistent and silly rumor that won’t disappear. A rumor not making any sense. Canon has a well selling APS-C mirrorless lineup with the EOS M system, and there is no reason to believe it will disappear. The EOS M6 Mark II has just been released and it’s common opinion that Canon is taking the EOS M system seriously.

Will there be more lenses for the EOS M system?

Yes, though we have yet no reliable intel to share.

Will there be a replacement for the Canon EOS M5?

Rumor has it that no, there will not. We are still investigating.

Will there be more lenses for the Canon EOS R system?

Yes, plenty. Canon is heavily investing in the EOS R system. We found a lot of patent applications for Canon RF mount lenses. Two new lenses have just been released, more are set to come. We are still waiting for Canon to release already announced Canon RF lenses.

And lenses for the Canon EF mount?

Canon stated that they will not continue EF lens development in 2019 (and maybe 2020). The EOS R system is where Canon is now investing most R&D resources.

What else can we expect?

The Canon C500 Mark II is coming, likely in 2020. One more Canon Cinema camera is likely. Some PowerShots are also likely for 2020.

Stay tuned, more to come.

Here Is A Bunch Of Canon Patent Applications For EOS R Prime Lenses

Canon Patent

There is no doubt Canon is investing in their EOS R full frame mirrorless system. Canon patent after Canon patent confirms it.

The Canon patent applications for Canon RF lenses listed below have been published today, August 29, 2019.

  • Canon patent application US-2019-0265439 describes the optical formula for a 85mm f/1.2 lens
  • Canon patent application US-2019-0265441 discusses the optical formula for a 50mm f/1.2 lens
  • Canon patent application US-2019-0265450 discusses the optical formula for a 35mm f/1.8 lens and a 16mm f/1.4 lens

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Source: NL

Deal: Canon EOS R – $1520 (reg. $2299, import model)

Canon Eos R

Canon EOS R at a glance:

  • 30.3MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 8 Image Processor
  • UHD 4K30 Video; C-Log & 10-Bit HDMI Out
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF, 5655 AF Points
  • 3.69m-Dot OLED Electronic Viewfinder
  • 3.15″ 2.1m-Dot Swivel Touchscreen LCD
  • Expanded ISO 50-102400, 8 fps Shooting
  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, SD UHS-II Card Slot
  • Multi-Function Bar, Dual Pixel RAW

seller 6ave on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the Canon EOS R on sale at $1,519.99. Compare at $2,299. Free shipping. Please note: this is an import model, 1 year US seller warranty applies. Import models are legally imported from another country through channels other than the maker’s official distribution system. Limited time offer.

Noteworthy Kickstarter projects:

  1. SliderMini portable camera slider
  2. Universal camera strap with lifetime warranty
  3. DUO Daypack, quick access camera bag with lifetime warranty
  4. Kamlan 50mm f/1.1 lens for $199
  5. Peak Design super light travel tripod

Selected deals:

Canon Will Soon Unveil An EOS R/RP Firmware Update Providing Significant Autofocus Enhancements

Canon Eos Rp

Among all the announcements of today (Canon EOS 90D | Canon EOS M6 Mark II | new Canon RF lenses) they also posted a short video, announcing a significant firmware update for the Canon EOS R and EOS RP

A new firmware update for the Canon EOS R and RP cameras will be available for free in the coming weeks, providing a significant autofocus performance boost to help you better view, track and capture subjects