Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS and RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS To be Released Within A Month

RF 24-70mm

It seems that Canon is eventually releasing two of the “holy trinity” lenses they announced back in February 2019.

According to Nokishita the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS and RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS lenses will be available for pre-order within a month.

The last “holy trinity” lens for the EOS R that’s still missing would be the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS, which we are pretty confident will also be released in 2019.

Prototypes or mockups of the upcoming lenses for the EOS R have been on display at CP+ 2019.

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review (highest quality standards, ePHOTOzine)

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L Review

Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.2 to f/16
  • Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics Element
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Air Sphere Coating
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

The Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L lens for the EOS R system is one of those lenses where Canon showcases their skills in lens making. And it showcases what you can do with Canon’s newly developed RF mount. A site notoriously not keen to love Canon gear stated the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L has a “jaw-dropping” performance.

ePHOTOzine posted their review of the RF 85mm f/1.2L. And it’s our interpretation they couldn’t find any serious flaw. The “cons” list the price, the lack of image stabilisation (it’s a f/1.2 lens), and the bulk of the lens. On the other hand, the list of positive features of the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L abound: incredible sharpness, no distortion, very low chromatic aberrations, bokeh, quick and precise autofocus, build quality, to name a few.

In the conclusion they write:

The quality of the lenses arriving on the market has arguably never been better. There are some amazing optics and the only downside seems to be that the prices can be equally amazing. The more adventurous the specification of course, the higher that price will be. Thankfully there are still plenty of lower-cost alternatives around, the usual trade-off is that they have more restricted apertures and maybe lighter construction.

But this is a high spec and expensive lens, and, as always, if the photographer can afford it and it fits the need, then buy with confidence as the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM absolutely delivers the goods. The highest quality standards and ease of use add up to a very attractive proposition.

Read the review…

You may want to check DPReview’s Canon RF 85mm f1.2L sample photo gallery. And here is a very interesting interview with the developers of the Canon RF 85mm. More Canon RF 85mm f1.2L coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 85mm f1.2L:

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Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system:

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A Videocamera With RF Mount Might Be On Its Way, And Not Made By Canon (RED Komodo)

Red Komodo

Well this is interesting. RED about to release a videocamera with Canon’s RF mount (EOS R system)?

That’s what NewsShooter reports after having spotted a teaser for a RED camera named “Komodo”. And while it is just speculation for the time being, the folks at NewsShooter has a good point. If you compare the three images below, and look at the contacts on the mount of the RED Komodo, it seems the Komodo is featuring a Canon RF mount. At least the EF mount image (on the right) has a different array of contacts.

Looks like an RF mount doesn’t it?

So far RED’s President Jarred Land has only revealed what the RED Komodo is not:

  • It is not DSMC3
  • It is not a replacement for DSMC2
  • It is not 8k VV
  • It is not a Dragon or a Helium or a Gemini or a Monstro Sensor
  • It does not have an HDMI port
  • It does not use proprietary media
  • It is not a “module” 
  • It is not under $5k, unless you own a Hydrogen. 
  • It has no XLR ports
  • It does not have a fixed lens
  • It’s body does not weight more than 2 pounds.
  • It is not larger than 4 inches in any dimension.

An RF mount wouldn’t be a bad thing for a RED videocamera anyway. It would allow to use a plethora of lenses, both Canon EF lenses as well as others (mounted via adapter). So, at least from this point of view it looks plausible.

What do you think, is it possible that RED will release a videocamera with Canon RF mount? Sound off in the comment section.

[via NewsShooter]

Here Is The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS (official announcement & pre-order)

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens is scheduled to be available September 2019. The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS can be pre-ordered at $899:

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Press release:

Alerting All Wanderlust Photographers, Canon Announces Its First RF Telephoto Zoom Lens, The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

The All-in-One RF Travel Lens Provides High-End Features Such as Nano USM at an Entry-Level Price Tag

MELVILLE, NY, July 8, 2019 – Introducing the next travel companion for photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the sixth lens in the RF family, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens. As the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, the compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality images and video capture at a budget-friendly price point. 

“Providing photographers of all skill levels with the invaluable tools to help capture and create the images they desire has been and will continue to be a paramount goal for Canon,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new RF 24-240mm is an excellent option as an all-around travel lens that provides attractive features for a wide variety of image capture.”

The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is equipped with Nano USM, providing users quick, high-speed and precision auto focus (AF) when shooting video and capturing still images. With the powerful Nano USM, this lens allows photographers and videographers full time manual focusing making possible the fine tuning and adjusting of focus while in AF mode. This is the first Canon lens designed for full-frame cameras to feature Dynamic IS and utilizes a CIPA-standard, five-stop image stabilization system. The five-stop IS allows photographers to capture images and record videos with minimal shake, even during nighttime sightseeing or in dimly lit indoor events, without the need of a tripod.

When paired with the recently announced EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, the compact and lightweight portability of the RF 24-240mm rivals that of a Canon APS-C camera system with a comparable EF-S lens. The RF 24-240mm and EOS RP kitted together are only slightly heavier and longer than the EOS Rebel T7i when it is kitted with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. The diminished form factor of the new lens and EOS RP together, as compared to other full-frame mirrorless camera systems using a similar focal-length telephoto zoom lens, make the lens and camera the ideal kit for travelers who are constantly on the go. 

Additional features of the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM include: 

  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
  • Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
  • Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
  • 12-pin communication system

Pricing and Availability 

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens is scheduled to be available September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $899.99*. In addition, Canon will offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF-24-240mm for an estimated retail price of $2199.00*. For additional information, please visit,

More Information About The Upcoming Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS Lens

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

The product description for the upcoming Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS lens leaked over the web and has then been removed. Here is it anyway. Announcement expected tomorrow.

Key Features

  • Versatile 10x Zoom Range
  • Near-Silent Nano USM Focusing
  • Five-Stop Image Stabiliser
  • Weights just 750g
  • Circular, Seven-Blade Aperture
  • Large Lockable Zoom Ring
  • Clickless 1/8-Stop Aperture Control
  • Customisable Control Ring
  • Full-Time Manual Focusing
  • Built for the EOS R System

The Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS USM lens is a portable, versatile 10x zoom lens for the EOS R system. It is ideal for everything from wide-angle landscapes to frame-filling portraits and even close-up sport and wildlife. It is a new standard in full-frame quality.

Shoot with a Single Lens

Expand your creativity with a 10x zoom for full-frame cameras. Shoot everything with a single lens, from big landscapes to powerful portraits and frame-filling action shots.

Be Mobile and Spontaneous

Discover the freedom of shooting with a single versatile lens. The RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM has virtually every focal length you need and weights just 750g. This means it is perfect for travel.

Full-Frame Image Quality

Enjoy full-frame image quality right across the 10x zoom range. An image stabiliser gives pin-sharp results in low light and at long focal lengths.

Fast, Flexible Focusing

AF is fast and quiet, which makes it ideal for photographing wildlife. For videos, the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM focuses more smoothly for professional-looking pull-focus effects.

A Native RF Lens

The EOS R system provides superb performance, with fast focusing over virtually the whole frame and a built-in Digital Lens Optimiser. A lens control ring can be customised to your needs.

[via Nokishita]