Here is another wave in the recent flood of Canon rumors. Canon might be set…
Nokishita posted what is likely the definitive list of new gear Canon is going to announce ahead of Photokina 2018, starting by next week.
- Canon EOS R (the full frame mirrorless camera)
- Canon EOS R with 24-105mm lens kit
- Canon RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS
- Canon RF 50mm F/1.2L USM
- Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L USM
- Canon RF 24-105mm F/4L USM
- Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM
- Canon EF 400 mm F/2.8L III
- Canon EF 600 mm F/4L III
- R adapter (please note: there may be three adapters. M.ADAP R, M.ADAP R ND, M.ADAP R PL. At the time being we are not sure what the different codes/names mean)
- PD – E1 is also included in the accessory list
As you can see, a pretty decent gear list, and a cool lens line-up. Good to know that Canon will start with some interesting lenses for their new system. The new Canon EOS R system is getting three L lenses from the beginning. Good move Canon!
Is the Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L a world’s first? And how big will this lens be? It has to be a massive piece of glass having f/2 for a FF sensor. I think it’s a very smart move by Canon to announce the Canon EOS R along with a 50mm f/1.2L, and with two classic zoom lenses for FF cameras, the afore mentioned RF 28-70mm F/2L and the RF 24-105mm F/4L. Not sure what the “M” in RF 35mm F/1.8 M IS means but a fast 35mm lens rounds up very well the initial R mount lens line-up.
The Canon EOS R was rumored to have IBIS (In Camera Image Stabilisation). I wonder if this still makes sense given that one lens appears to have image stabilisation (IS). However, IBIS is still an option I’d not exclude.
The Canon EOS R might obfuscate Nikon’s Z6 and Z7, alone for the initial lens offering. Add to this that most likely the Canon EOS R will shoot 4K video with Dual Pixel AF and you may see a real winner here.
I am also very happy that eventually Canon is releasing a fast prime for the EOS M system, the 32mm f/1.4. This was one needed and will be part of my EOS M kit asap.
Announcements will start on September 5, 2018. Exciting times ahead.