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A Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM gets a mention [CR1]

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An unknown source is claiming that Canon is actively testing an RF 70-135mm f/2L USM with a very small group of photographers and videographers.

The same source claims that this lens will be announced in Q4 of 2020.

With IBIS coming on the Canon EOS R6 and Canon EOS R5, it makes sense to leave IS out of this lens design, anything to save a bit of size and weight will be welcomed.

This lens has been previously mentioned,but I caution that both of these reports come from unknown sources.

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edoorn

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Apr 1, 2016
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wow! Would probably be a beast! Not my kind of lens I think (i'll get the 70-200) but for portrait photographers it could be a winner
 
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Skux

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Feb 21, 2020
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If it's anything like the 28-70 f2, get ready for a chonker...
 
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Accutance

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Jul 31, 2019
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The Sigma 50-100/1.8 is for APSc and it's 1.5 kg. Scaled up to 70-135 FF means it will very likely be HEAVY, even for mirrorless.
 
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SecureGSM

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Feb 26, 2017
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The Sigma 50-100/1.8 is for APSc and it's 1.5 kg. Scaled up to 70-135 FF means it will very likely be HEAVY, even for mirrorless.
Sigma is well known for building lenses with an excessively large front elements.
A 75-130/2.0 lens with front element as small as 67mm is a possibility. Let’s see what happens.
 
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derpderp

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Jan 31, 2020
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I'd buy that lens in a heartbeat if the price is around $2999 or less.
 
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Besisika

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Mar 25, 2014
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If it's anything like the 28-70 f2, get ready for a chonkier...
As long as it is as sharp as a 70-200 wide open, indeed, many portrait photographers like me will be interested.
 
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You can't play with my nerves this way man! When I saw the picture I thought that it was for an EF lens...
Damn, I would love so much to see a new EF 135mm with IS alongside with a Canon 5D mark V !
 
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kten

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Oct 3, 2015
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despite likely chunky heavy beast it's still going to be lighter and more compact in my kitbag than set of 85, 135 and maybe 105 primes. Compared to small 1.8 variants it's a better option and likely higher performance so wont miss much short of splashing for faster higher end primes. On that note probably same price tag as a single faster than 1.8 prime in that kind of range so I think this has a place in many portrait folks bags.
 
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mccasi

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Sigma is well known for building lenses with an excessively large front elements.
A 75-130/2.0 lens with front element as small as 67mm is a possibility. Let’s see what happens.
and the 28-70 has a 35mm lens diameter ;) dream on man - dont think it's a problem though very exciting lens - curious how much better than the 70-200 it's going to be.
 

Steve Balcombe

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Aug 1, 2014
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I suppose you're wrong - at least for Germany, when I look at the reopening hysteria here throughout the last few days.
In the UK, gyms could be among the last places to reopen - as late as October has been suggested. Hopefully that's wrong, since my daughter's income depends on the gym being open!
 
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richperson

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Sep 6, 2019
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This is on my definite buy list. I would love to run a f/2 trio: RF 28-70mm; RF 70-135mm; EF 200 f/2 adapted would cover a lot of ground for me. For some reason f/2 really seems to get me over the hump for most of what I shoot.
 
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SecureGSM

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and the 28-70 has a 35mm lens diameter ;) dream on man - dont think it's a problem though very exciting lens - curious how much better than the 70-200 it's going to be.

1. 28-70/2.0 is a normal zoom. The 28mm at F2.0 dictates a necessity for a larger front element. Not the long 70mm end.
2. 70-135 zoom range is a bit different in that vignetting is not such a huge issue as with 28mm end of 28-70
Sure. Having a large front element would improve sharpness in mid frame and extreme corners, reduce vignetting wide open

but read my statement again. Front element could be made as small as. The question remains how Canon engineers view optical quality vs size / weight issue.
i would think that 82mm front element would be adequate.
 
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