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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These 7 Canon RF Lenses Are Going To Be Announced In 2020

Canon Rf Mount Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L Review Canon Rf Lenses

This will be a year with a lot of Canon RF lenses to get announced.

Part of Canon’s RF lenses roadmap has been made public by the company itself:

Canon eOS R5
Canon’s RF lens roadmap (click for a bigger vuew)

However, that’s not all we can expect. All in all, at least the following Canon RF lenses are going to be announced in 2020:

There are no reason to believe the list above is not reliable. Canon is investing in its novel EOS R full frame mirorless system. Moreover, a real industry game changer has been announced and will be released soon, the EOS R5.

The latest Canon rumors are listed here.

Source: Canon Rumors

Five Canon RF Lenses Are Coming, SKUs Show Up At Certification Authority

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

We knew there was a bunch of new Canon RF lenses on Canon’s release agenda. Now we can be sure.

Nokishita spotted five (5) SKUs for upcoming RF mount lenses as they showed up at a Russian certificaiton authority.

  • 3986C005
  • 3987C005
  • 4112C005
  • 4113C005
  • 4114C005

While we can not really associate these SKUs with lenses, we know that at least one of the SKUs above refers to the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS. We also can rather safely assume that the SKUs starting with “411” refer to RF mount lenses. The SKUs starting with “398” might be the two RF lens extenders announced along with the Canon EOS R5.

What is a SKU? Wikipedia has a short article.

See here to learn what to expect from Canon in 2020. For a list of all Canon rumors click here.

Here Is The Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Lens For The EOS R System

Canon RF 24-105mm STM

Canon announced a new lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM. The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 and will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.

Pre-order at B&H Photo and Adorama.


America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Key features:

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

Canon press release:

Adding to your Lens Arsenal: Canon Introduces its New RF 24-105mm STM Standard Zoom Lens

New Compact, Lightweight Standard Zoom RF lens is Ideal for Users Looking to Add to their RF Lens Collection at an Affordable Price

MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Whether it’s evoking an emotion, telling a story or reminiscing about a moment in time, visual creators of all levels know that a high quality, trusted lens is necessary to capture the essence and power of an image. Creating for the creators, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its newest RF lens, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens. The new compact and lightweight RF lens will be the perfect addition to a creator’s collection, delivering on quality output at an affordable price.

“Since the introduction of the EOS R system in late 2018, our goal has always been to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses to match every skill level of photographers, from entry-level to advanced professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a firm grasp on the needs of our customers looking for an impressive compact, lightweight lens at an affordable price point, the RF 24-105mm lens is the quintessential lens to have in any creator’s camera bag.”

Cementing Canon’s vision for the EOS R line to become as widely popular as its celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR line, the new RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens pairs quality output with an affordable price. The lens is compact enough to carry every day, at 3.5in (88.8mm) in length and weighing in at 13.9oz (395g) and has a long zoom range starting 24mm wide within compact and lightweight body. The new lens also possesses Optical Image Stabilization Technology, which helps steady camera shake up to five stops¹, reducing image blur. The lens also includes Movie Servo AF using STM (stepping-motor) technology that contributes to both fast auto focus for still images as well as smooth, quiet auto focus for video in conjunction with camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF on compatible Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Additional noteworthy features of the RF 24-105mm STM standard zoom lens include:

  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Maximum Magnification of 0.4x at 105mm
  • Minimum focus distance of .13m (0.43ft) using Center Focus Macro

Availability and Pricing

The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 for the lens only.* It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.

To learn more about the Canon RF lenses and the EOS R system, please visit

The Canon EOS R5 Is Real, And Has Just Got Announced (development)

Canon EOS R5 Price

And finally, after a lot of rumors, Canon announced the development of the Canon EOS R5, and of seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders. The EOS R5 looks like a hell of a camera. Someone left who thinks Canon doesn’t innovating?

No intel about the price so far, but the a preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.

Here is a B&H Explora article about the Canon EOS R5.

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