Canon’s 2019 roadmap is not yet clear for us on the camera side of things, but the lens side of things seems to be coming into focus (I see what I did there).
Canon has said themselves that no new EF lenses would be coming in 2019, but we do expect at least one EF-M lens and a few new RF lenses. Canon mentioned at the EOS R announcement that they’re working a series of f/2.8 zoom lenses, which is likely the “holy trinity”.
We’re told that we can expect up to 7 new RF lenses being announced in 2019, though a few may not begin shipping until early 2020.
Rumoured RF lenses for 2019:
- RF 16-35mm f/2.8L (or similar)
- RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS (or similar)
- RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS (or similar)
- RF 105mm f/1.4L
- RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
- RF Macro lens
- RF non-L kit lens
A wide-angle prime lens is also currently in development, but this source did say that it wasn’t part of the 2019 roadmap, but that can always change when it comes to lenses.
A non-L kit lens for the EOS R is likely in the pipeline as well. We would expect that to be announced alongside an entry-level EOS R body, which we think is arriving in the first half of 2019.
Some good news? We’re told that Canon is planning to release at least 15 new RF lenses over the next 30-36 months.