We have been told that Canon will announce at least three new lenses ahead of the CP+ Photo & Imaging Show in Yokohama, Japan which takes place between February 22 – February 25, 2024.

We were not told what lenses to expect, but that a niche part of the market would be addressed. Canon has done a pretty good job of keeping things close to the chest.

There is also the possibility of a development announcement or two for the “niche” lenses, the motorised tilt-shift lenses may fit the vague definition of “niche”.

We are hoping Canon addresses some of the areas of the lineup a lot of you are clamouring for, but we sadly cannot confirm those desires at this time.

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79 comments

  1. Surely it will be the 35L this time :p

    On a more serious note, the 200-500 might be one of them.
    It would make sense to make a "development announcement" for the RF 200-500mm because Canon could tie it with the DA for the R1.
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  2. It would make sense to make a "development announcement" for the RF 200-500mm because Canon could tie it with the DA for the R1.
    Has Canon ever made a development announcement for a lens?
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  3. Canon has been showing some consept lenses at CES. APS-C 3D 180 VR lenses.
    See more here:
    Around the 3:40 timestamp Drew showcases what a few of us here on CR have been talking about: using DPAF to derive a depth map and use that to do 3D reconstruction of the scene. I hope this gets wider support (Adobe, DxO) so we can have better masking and fake bokeh.
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  4. Good catch.

    DPRaw is useless, but only for now I believe.

    I have been shooting in DPRaw mode since it became available (except when I need fps) beacuse I am sure one day it will help to get noticeably better images. with AI or whatever software.

    Then I can reprocess my most loved images. what I shoot only happens once. Youbhave tobthink long term when you shoot for a long term project.

    There is the option to get twice the data in a raw, I'd be crazy not to use it, even if it has been useless for now. That actually might be a reason to get the R1 over the R5 II, as it should maitain bugfer much better with 200 MB raws ..

    If we get 4 times bigger raws with the QDAF sensor, I'll take them too.
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  5. Around the 3:40 timestamp Drew showcases what a few of us here on CR have been talking about: using DPAF to derive a depth map and use that to do 3D reconstruction of the scene. I hope this gets wider support (Adobe, DxO) so we can have better masking and fake bokeh.
    I would use the crap out of that
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  6. Has Canon ever made a development announcement for a lens?
    The EF 200-400 had one so if there are any lenses that would warrant one the 200-500 would probably be one of them.
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