Canon Set To Soon Announce A Super Telephoto Lens For The RF Mount?


It seems Canon might soon announce a super telephoto lens for the RF mount, i.e. for the EOS R camera system.

Rumor has it that Canon might be set to announce a new super telephoto lens for the EOS R mirrorless system- But which one it might be no one knows.

Speculation suggest Canon might release RF mount versions of the popular EF 200-400mm f/4L IS 1.4x and the EF 500mm f/4L IS USM II lenses. Both are professional lenses with professional price tags.

No more intel for the time being. Stay tuned for more…

Source: Canon Rumors

Three New Wide Angle L-tier RF-mount Prime Lenses Coming First Half 2023?

Canon Eos R5 Eos R8 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 Canon rumor concerning RF-mount lenses. Three of them, all primes.

Latest murmuring has it that Canon might release three wide angle “L” lenses for the RF-mount. Says the source of the rumor (emphasis mine):

[…] Canon actually plans to launch 3 wide angle L prime lenses from the RF mount in the first half of 2023. One of the lenses will be the RF 35mm f/1.2L (or f/1.4) and an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM. The third lens is unknown at this time, though [it might be] an L 28mm prime lens

The RF 35mm f/1.2L is rumored since a long time. No surprise since it is a lens Canon will release for sure, sooner or later. All three lenses will for sure be announced sooner or later. Maybe it will happen in the first half of 2023.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Today Only: Vello Auto Extension Tubes for Canon Lenses (RF, EF) – $49.95 (reg. $79.95)

Vello Auto Extension Tubes

Only for today (12/5/2022) B&H Photo has a $30 discount on the Vello Auto Extension Tubes for Canon RF-Mount Lenses, for RF and EF mount lenses.

At a glance:

  • Shortens Minimum Focus Distance of Lens
  • Provides Macro Capability
  • Maintains Autofocus & Auto-Exposure
  • Durable Metal Mounts
  • For Canon RF-Mount Lenses
  • Includes 12 and 20mm Tubes
  • Use Tubes Individually or Combined
  • Lightweight and Durable Design
  • No Optical Elements

Get the Vello Auto Extension Tubes for Canon lenses at $49.95:

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Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS Review (versatile lens, fairly strong macro performance)

Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS Review

Here is a brand new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 5.5″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review. From his conclusion:

I didn’t love the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS when I reviewed it, and while the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is similar in so many ways, I actually feel more positive about it. Yes, it has way too much distortion and vignette, but it also nice and strong in a lot of different areas, including delivering a fairly strong macro performance.

What really stands out is the versatility of a lens like this.  You can do a LOT of different photography with a lens like this, from up close work, to walk around and street, to landscape and environmental portraits.

The RF 24mm  is not going to compete with L series lenses optically, but I also found that images had a fairly good pop to them and I generally liked the look of them other than shots where the bokeh got a little busy.  Some people love the 24mm focal length, and if that describes you, then the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is a lens that will probably become a favorite even if also sports a few flaws.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s…

As usual, Dustin Abbott’s reviews come with a large set of test photos, sample pictures, and test charts and then some more. For those inclined to watch a review, the video below with the full review might the right choice.

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Canon RF-S 22mm f/2 STM Coming Alongside The Canon EOS R50?

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM EF-M 22mm Canon Lenses

Being owned by a commercial entity appears to do well to a well known source of Canon rumors. Here is another one in a row of recent rumors.

Rumor has it that the Canon might announced a new lens along with the rumored Canon EOS R50, the Canon RF-S 22mm f/2 STM.

The optical design of the Canon RF-S 22mm f/2 STM is said to be almost the same as the Canon EF-M 22mm f/2 STM. Indeed, this might be a port from the EF-M mount to the RF mount. No specifications leaked so far but if the optical design is similar to the EF-M 22mm, then these might (more or less) apply:

  • Moderate Wide-Angle Lens
  • Bright f/2 Lens Aperture
  • Exceptional Low-Light Performance
  • One Aspheric Lens Element
  • Built-In Stepping Motor
  • Smooth & Continuous AF
  • Seven Blade Circular Aperture
  • Short Minimum Focusing Distance of 5.9″

Stay tuned for more.

Source: Canon Rumors

Sigma CEO Says They Are Trying Their Best To Make RF Mount Lenses

Canon Rf Mount

We know that Canon doesn’t really support or motivate third parties to build RF mount lenses. See here for more.

In an interview with Spanish site Photolari, Sigma’s CEO Kazuto Yamaki says his company is doing what they can to make RF mount lenses. The interviewer asks his questions in Spanish (with English subtitles) and Mr. Kazuto Yamaki answers in English.