Canon will be announcing new gear in late September if the latest report at The Camera Insider is accurate.

Late August through late September is usually a pretty active time for camera related announcements from most manufacturers. We know both Nikon and Sony have big announcements coming soon. I suspect Fuji will also be rolling out their tilt-shift lenses.

As for Canon, we have heard to look out for a September announcement, but we have been unable to confirm the information, let alone nail down a specific date.

We believe Canon's announcements will be RF and RF-S lenses. Canon also has a history of staggering lens announcements relatively close to one another.

As for cameras, we have no information that one is coming in Q4 of 2023, though it's always possible we see a repeat of the EOS R3 quasi-development announcement that surprised us.

We don't want to speculate at this time which lenses are being announced, there have been far too many mentioned that have yet to come to fruition.

Source: The Camera Insider

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  1. Guessing absolutely nothing about the R5 firmware upgrade we've been waiting for all year.
    Well, Canon did release a major firmware update in July (After fixing it). I do expect to see another one before the year is out. Firmware is a difficult to get a handle on. Canon has also had a really bad time with bugs in firmware over the last year, so I'm kind of hoping that they clean up their testing phase.
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  2. Please please please puuuleezee Canon! RF 35mm f/1.2L! Make me happy :love: :devilish:
    No one needs 1.2 at 35mm. We need a 1.4 RF lens small just like the Sony 1.4 gm at around 530 grams.
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  3. No one needs 1.2 at 35mm. We need a 1.4 RF lens small just like the Sony 1.4 gm at around 530 grams.
    One great thing about these forums is that we have people like you who know exactly what everyone else needs and doesn’t need and who believe they are completely entitled to represent the viewpoints of others.

    No, it’s not great at all. It just makes you look like an ass, for telling the guy who just asked for something that he doesn’t really need it.
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  4. I want:
    - Voigtlander APO Lanthars (35mm, 50mm, 65mm and 110mm) - they are manual focus and already available on both Z and E mount. Why not RF mount?
    - Canon 35mm, 50mm and 85mm f1.4L (smaller and lighter than the f1.2's)
    - Canon 20mm f1.8L

    Then maybe I will consider not selling all of my Canon gear.
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  5. I want:
    - Voigtlander APO Lanthars (35mm, 50mm, 65mm and 110mm) - they are manual focus and already available on both Z and E mount. Why not RF mount?
    - Canon 35mm, 50mm and 85mm f1.4L (smaller and lighter than the f1.2's)
    - Canon 20mm f1.8L

    Then maybe I will consider not selling all of my Canon gear.
    Seriously, if that’s what you want then just sell your Canon gear now.

    Note that since there are already plenty of RF mount manual focus lenses, the first point on your list seems independent of Canon.
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  6. No one needs 1.2 at 35mm. We need a 1.4 RF lens small just like the Sony 1.4 gm at around 530 grams.
    Honestly I get your point but I would love a 35mm f/1.2. A smaller and lighter but tack sharp 1.4 that has fast autofocus would be more than welcome, but I would expect that to come from third party manufacturers down the line. If Tamron updated the SP 35mm f/1.4 I would consider replacing my EF mount version because it’s such a workhorse (still shooting a great deal of my portrait work on this lens) but it’s showing its limitations on the new high-megapixel camera bodies.

    I do value small and light, but outstanding image quality and character are more important and worth the weight in my humble opinion.
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  7. No one needs 1.2 at 35mm. We need a 1.4 RF lens small just like the Sony 1.4 gm at around 530 grams.
    Who's talking about needing? I want it.
    And I'm free to have my wishes thank you very much
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  8. In the EF line up Canon still list four f1.4 lenses

    EF 24mm f1.4L
    EF 35mm F1.4L
    EF 50mm f1.4
    EF 85mm f1.4L

    Of all the lenses they have discontinued these still survive. Surely that must mean they sell in enough numbers to warrant staying in the line up so why no RF versions?
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  9. Surely that must mean they sell in enough numbers to warrant staying in the line up so why no RF versions?
    Because they still sell well enough to warrant staying in the lineup as EF lenses?
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  10. In the EF line up Canon still list four f1.4 lenses

    EF 24mm f1.4L
    EF 35mm F1.4L
    EF 50mm f1.4
    EF 85mm f1.4L

    Of all the lenses they have discontinued these still survive. Surely that must mean they sell in enough numbers to warrant staying in the line up so why no RF versions?
    Maybe Canon keeps selling them because they know it’ll be years until they have a RF replacement for those lenses.
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  11. Talking about „want“ and „wishes“:

    I want a 200-600mm (or 700mm) in the style of the RF 100-400mm.

    I’d also wish for a 70-140mm F2 zoom…

    Both of them sound unrealistic as of now. Since I’m all set with my equipment at the moment, I’ll just wait and see what Canon has up their sleeves.
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