It looks like Canon will be making some major lens announcements later this month.
Canon will announce the following lenses in April:
- Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro
- Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
- Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
Announcement dates can move around, but these are definitely the next 3 RF lenses that will be announced.
Lastly, my guesses are prices are $13K for the 400 mm f2.8 and $14K for the 600 mm f4. Basically, a $1K price increase for each. Of course, Canon might keep the prices the same to better compete with Sony. Time will tell...
I'd like to say exactly what long teles I think they should have, but I've been so surprised at how happy I am with the (unexpected) RF 100-500L and even the IQ of the inexpensive RF 800 f11, that I'm just going to sit back and see what magic Canon has up their sleeves in the future! :)
By the way, if you're interested in how those 2 lenses (with or without the RF 1.4x TC) stack up against each other, I created a resolution test thread (with AlanF's assistance) for them at: https://www.canonrumors.com/forum/t...out-rf-1-4x-tc-for-super-telephoto-use.40240/
It was typed the wrong way but when you read through the CanonNews article, you'll find this:
This is what the table in the patent shows, too.
As for focal lengths, I'm a little surprised Canon started with longer focal lengths. With high res sensors, its easy to crop 300mm to get 400mm framing. If the R1 will have 20MP, the photographer will have 11MP after crop, that's enough for A3. Going the other way isn't that easy.