A Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Lens Might Be In The Works

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2 DS Review

Is Canon set to release a third 85mm lens for the EOS R system, i.e. a maybe more affordable Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM lens?

That’s what a new rumor is suggesting. Canon might announce a Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system in 2020. If we got it right, this would be a non-L lens, and hence most probably won’t have the high price of the two other 85mm lenses for the EOS R, the RF 85mm f/1.2L and RF 85mm f/1.2L DS “Defocus Smoothing”.

We also have reason to believe that Canon is set to release a bunch of non-L RF prime lenses with f/2-f/2.8 within this year (2020), and these too should have a more affordable price. According to the source, these prime lenses might range from 18mm to 85mm.

We expect Canon to announce a new Cinema camera on April 20, 2020, during a livestreamed conference, most likely the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. The EOS R5 will not be announced on April 20, 2020, we expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned, stay safe, stay at home.

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Canon Might Release A RF Mount Cinema Camera Soon, Report

EOS C100 Mark II Rf Mount Cinema

A Cinema camera with RF mount might be on the horizon, according to latest reports.

A new rumor suggests Canon is already actively working on a new product line, a Cinema camera with RF mount. It seems Canon could place this RF mount Cinema camera on the same spot as the Canon Cinema EOS C100 Mark II. The form factor and the design might resemble the XC camcorder lineup,

Is Canon testing a new, possible market by releasing a RF mount camcorder, just to see how the demand will be? Possible. Moreover, it’s clear that the RF mount is set to shape Canon’s future. A RF Cinema lineup will come to stay, sooner or later.

We expect Canon to announce a new Cinema camera on April 20, 2020, during a livestreamed conference, most likely the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. The EOS R5 will not be announced on April 20, 2020, we expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned, stay safe, stay at home.

Source: Canon Rumors

Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS Sample Photos

Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS Review

Looking for some Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS sample images?

Ahead of the full review, Dustin Abbott posted a set of sample pictures shot with the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS on a Canon EOS R camera. This is one of the more affordable lenses for the EOS R system.

RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Nano USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Customizable Control Ring
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Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review Sample Images

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here are some Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review sample photos.

Ahead of the upcoming review, Photography Blog posted a set o sample photos shot using the new Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system. Original files can be downloaded.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer

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6 Unreleased Canon Lenses Show Up At Certification Authority

Canon Lenses Rf RF 100-500mm F/4.5-7.1L IS

Nokishita spotted another bunch of unreleased Canon lenses as it shows up at a Russian certification authority.

The six unreleased Canon lenses havethe following SKUs: 3986C005, 3987C005, 4112C005, 4113C005, 4114C005, 4234C005.

The two upcoming teleconverter also show up: RF 1.4x Teleconverter and RF 2.0x Teleconverter.

One of the listed lenses is most likely the Canon RF 100-500 f/4-7.1, development-announced along with the EOS R5.

The question is: will Canon’s production chain be affected by the global virus outbreak?

Canon Patent: RF 85mm f/1.2 (without BR elements) And RF 50mm f/1.2

Canon Patent

Here is a newly spotted Canon patent.

Canon patent application P2020-38295A describes the optical formulas for two RF lenses, a 85mm f/1.2 without the Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) elements, and a 50mm f1.2.

RF 85mm f/1.2 lens

  • Focal length: 83.20 mm
  • F number: 1.24
  • Half angle of view: 14.58
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 121.31 mm
  • Back focus: 14.08 mm

RF 50mm f/1.2 lens:

  • Focal length: 51.10 mm
  • F number: 1.25
  • Half angle of view: 22.95
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 111.01 mm
  • Back focus: 14.60 mm

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

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