I have been told by an anonymous source that a Canon RF 100mm f/2L IS USM Macro lens is in the hands of select photographers with an announcement coming this year.
No further details about the lens have been given. It's pretty obvious we're going to get a native macro lens for the RF mount, and an f/2 lens would be a great addition to the RF lineup.
More to come…
Olympus did make a Zuiko 90mm f2 macro lens for the OM-system and it is fabulous for portraits as well.
It becomes more versatile, focuses better in dim conditions, etc.
I also don't see the need to replicate existing EF lenses which work well [edit - I managed to miss the f/2.0 part!]. There's nothing wrong with the current EF 100mm f/2.8L IS , so why not complement it with an RF 90mm macro.
I prefer a Canon RF version of the Laowa 100mm 2:1 macro. That means with Canon weather sealing, autofocus, auto-aperture, IS, coatings and sharpness. For macro photographers having a 2x magnification is way more useful than a F2 aperture. Besides that I don’t want the extra weight that comes with F2.
Additionally a RF 50mm/60mm macro L would be perfect for situations where more work room and DOF is needed.
But its size cannot be compared to a 35 mm with AF, IS and other electronics inside (diaphragm, control ring etc...).
Yet, I'm also hoping for compact, lightweight high quality RF lenses.
2 is the new 2.8