A Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS Macro Lens Might Be In The Pipeline

Canon RF 100mm F/2.8L

A new rumor suggests Canon is set to announce a A Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS Macro lens for the Canon EOS R system.

Apparently the A Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS Macro is already field tested by selected photographers. The lens might get announced within 2020.

No specifications have been leaked so far.

Our take: it’s likely that Canon is set to release also for the EOS R system what is a classic macro lens in their DSLR lineup. It’s just a matter of time.

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Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens – $379 (reg. $449, today only)

Tokina Atx-i 100mm F/2.8

Only for today (5/19/2020) B&H Photo has a good deal on the Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens for Canon EF mount.

Get the Tokina atx-i 100mm f/2.8 FF Macro Lens on sale at $379. Compare at $449. Free shipping.

Key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Multilayered Coating
  • 1:1 Magnification, 11.8″ Min. Focus

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RF Mount Macro Lenses For The EOS R Might Be In The Works, Patents Suggest

RF Mount Macro

I think it’s just logic to expect that Canon will continuously release RF mount versions of most of the lenses currently existing for the EF mount. RF mount macro lenses for sure too.

Two Canon patent applications in Japan (2020-60660A and 2020-60661A, spotted by Hi Lows Note), show that Canon R&D departments are working on such lenses, and we think here too we have a patent application that might hit the market sooner or later. Optical formulas for RF mount macro lenses with focal lengths of 90mm, 100mm and 180mm, all f/2.8, are discussed in the patent applications.

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

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro Review (D. Abbott)

EF 100mm F/2.8L IS Macro Review

Here is a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro review.

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive video review of the Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro lens. A rich set of sample pictures is also available.

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Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • One Ultra-Low Dispersion Element
  • Super Spectra Coating

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Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO Lens For Canon EOS M (and other mounts) Announced

Laowa 65mm F/2.8 2X Macro APO

Venus Optics released another interesting lens at an affordable price, the Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO.

The Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO will be available for Canon EOS M, Fujj X and Sony E camera systems. The price of this manual lens is $399. Laowa lenses are listed at B&H Photo and Adorama.

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO MFT and specifications:

Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X Macro APO
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Focal Length65mm
Angle of view24.4°
Aperturef/2.8 – 22
Lens Structure14 elements in 10 groups 
Aperture Blades9
Min. Focusing Distance17cm
Max. Magnification2:1
Filter Thread52mm 
DimensionsΦ57mm×100mm
Weight335g
MountFuji-X/ Canon EOS-M / Sony E

Press release:

Venus Optics announce pricing and availability of Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro lens, a compact macro lens with 2:1 magnification and invisible CA

Anhui China, Jan 24, 2020 – Venus Optics, the Chinese camera lenses manufacturer endeavoring in crafting unique manual lenses that no two alike, unveil the pricing and availability of the highlighted product in 2020: Laowa 65mm f/2.8 2X macro APO. It is the first macro lens that Venus Optics specially design for mirrorless cameras with APS-C sensors. Looking at market offerings which can focus up to 1:1 at most, the Laowa macro lens is the only APS-C mirrorless lens in the market that is capable of achieving a 2:1 magnification. Despite its unique specifications and features, Venus Optics has decided to keep the lens reasonably affordable at US $399 (ex-VAT) only. Pricing varies in different countries. It comes with Fuji X, Sony E & EOS-M mounts.

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