Canon already let the world know what lenses they plan to release in 2019.
In at least two different events Canon execs let us know that 2019 the company would release what is usually referred as the “holy trinity”, i.e. a 16-35mm f/2.8, a 24-70mm f/2.8 and a 70-200mm f/2.8 (see here and here).
Latest from the rumor outlets suggests that Canon might announce no less than seven lenses in 2019, with the caveat that some of these will ship no earlier than 2020.
Besides the upcoming “holy trinity” of lenses, the rumor suggests Canon might announce these lenses:
- RF 105mm f/1.4L
- RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
- RF Macro lens
- RF non-L kit lens
Moreover, there might be another wide angle lens in development, with an unclear release schedule. Finally, it’s suggested Canon will release at least 15 RF lenses in the next 30-36 months.
So far we are sure only about the “holy trinity”, not so much about the rest. Canon will obviously expand the lens ecosystem for the EOS R in the next years, and the suggested lens are all very plausible since they re the basics of every lens ecosystem for a full frame camera. No surprises here.
What else do we know about Canon’s EOS R agenda? We know Canon is set to release a high resolution EOS R model somewhen in Q1/Q2 2019. It’s likely that Canon will also announce the “holy trinity” of lenses along with the high res EOS R. Rumors about an APS-C EOS R model have been quit lately. Some rumor mills suggest there could be another EOS R model set to be announced late in 2019.