Firmware Update for Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens (ver. 2.0.0.)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L IS Review Canon EOS R

Canon released a firmware update for the RF 24-105mm F/4L IS lens for the EOS R system

Firmware Notice RF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM Firmware Version 2.0.0

Firmware Version 2.0.0 incorporates the following enhancement:

  • Supports continuous shooting in silent shooting mode with the EOS R running Firmware Version 1.1.0 or later.

This firmware update is for lenses equipped with older firmware versions. If the lens’s firmware is already version 2.0.0, update is unnecessary.

The version of the lens firmware can be checked on the camera menu.

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No More Than 6 Canon RF Lenses Coming In 2019

Canon RF 85mm

Latest has it that Canon might announce two more RF lenses beyond the six lenses we already know they will announce. The rumor isn’t entirely clear about when Canon might announce these two lenses, citing some plans Canon might have had in the recent past and then abandoned, and considering 2020 too as the year for a possible announcement.

The focal lengths Canon might have up their sleeve are the RF 100-400mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM and RF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. Both are supported by patent applications filed by Canon.

It’s pretty clear that Canon takes their EOR R system very seriously, and that the company will invest a lot in the development of the eco system (i.e. lenses). A lot of new RF lenses are set to hit the market in the next years, that’s for sure. For the same reason a lot of RF lenses related rumors will hit the Web in the next months.

Latest on the EOS RP is listed here. Hands-on and first impression reviews are here. A rather interesting interviews with Canon execs is featured here. The EOS RP user manual can be downloaded.

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in USA:

  • Canon EOS RP Body with EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $1299 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS RP with EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $1699 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo
  • Canon EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4L IS, EG-E1 Extension Grip and Canon Mount Adapter on sale at $2199 Amazon | Adorama | B&H Photo

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in UK: Park Cameras

Pre-order the Canon EOS RP in Germany: Amazon DE | Canon Germany

World-wide pre-order links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon Announces Development Of 6 New RF Lenses

Rf Lenses

Press release

Canon Ensures The Successful Future Of Its RF Mount With The Development Of Six New Lenses

New Lenses Under Development Cover a Range of Core Focal Lengths

MELVILLE, NY, February 13, 2019 – Continuing with the message of “optics at its core,” Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc, is developing six new RF-series lenses, further displaying the company’s commitment to the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system. Canon’s new RF mount allows for fast, light, and high-performing optics with a large opening diameter and short back focus distance. Each new lens in development will help fulfill the needs of amateur and advanced amateurs to professional photographers and videographers, covering critical focal lengths. In 2019, Canon’s already well-established optical lens heritage will celebrate a production milestone of 140 million EF and RF lenses and the celebration starts with the development announcement of these six lensesi.

The six new RF lenses under development include: 

  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS
  • RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM
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The Upcoming Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L DS Lens Has “Defocus Smoothing” (trademarked by Canon)

RF 85mm F/1.2L USM

UPDATE: we have reason to believe Canon will announce two RF 85mm f/1.2L lenses, one with and one without “Defocus Smoothing”.

In a few days Canon will announce the EOS RP and five new lenses for the RF mount.

Among the five lenses there is the Canon RF 85mm F/1.2L DS lens. Nokishita found that Canon registered “Defocus Smoothing” as a trademark, and it’s very likely the “DS” in the lens’ moniker stands for “Defocus Smoothing”.

If we have to make an educated guess, “Defocus Smoothing” might be an optical technology to enhance the lens’ bokeh. Since the RF 85mm has f/1.2, and hence already provides a lot of bokeh, it would make sense to enhance it further.

We will soon know more. Stay tuned for the announcement on February 14, 2019. Any suggestion about “Defocus Smoothing” is welcome.