As many as 7 new RF lenses coming in 2019 [CR2]

YuengLinger

EOR R
Dec 20, 2012
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This is a question that isn't being asked by many photographers in the real world. Most use the gear they already have. We have to be careful that this forum doesn't become a canon mirror-
less niche /sect.
So "we" are going to steer conversations away from talking about exciting mirrorless developments? Are "we" going to demand an end to CR threads (such as this one!) about RF lenses that might be coming? Or just a moratorium until "we" have made the transition "ourselves"? :unsure:
 
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Bob Howland

EOS 7D MK II
Mar 25, 2012
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Why the 105 f/1.4? A 24 f/1.4 or 24 f/1.8 IS STM makes much more sense. The f/2.8 holy trinity is fine, but where is the 5D4 or 1Dx2 class camera that makes sense with those lenses?
 

unfocused

EOS 5D SR
Most of these lenses are duplicates/variations of EF lenses. Right now, Canon appears to be creating a parallel universe for its RF system. Signs point to Canon positioning itself for success regardless of which way the market ultimately goes. The big hole in the system, however, remains the lack of an adapter that will allow customers to use RF lenses on EF mount cameras. Absent that, it will be very hard to convert many users to the new system.
 

RiceCanon

EOS M50
Dec 7, 2012
42
15
Great news on the lens side of the equation but I'm personally not going to jump into the R pool until Canon introduces a worthy mirrorless successor to the 5D Mark IV. I'm not buying anything on the DSLR side either so I'm totally holding back on Canon purchases at the moment. I feel like the floodgates will open in Canon's favor when they start selling pro-style mirrorless bodies.
 

SV

EOS M50
Aug 24, 2017
26
18
Wow - That's a lot of lenses in a short period of time, assuming no delays. I guess there's an RF mount body in my future ...
 

jeanluc

EOS 80D
Oct 29, 2012
145
32
I think Canon has been putting a lot of engineering manpower on the RF gear for longer than we think, so the release of lots of good lenses quite rapidly is no surprise. They made the decision to jump into FF MILC, and they are going to do it right.

I think the R body was rolled out so they have something in that market segment partly as a placeholder, partly to see the reaction. Plus for the vast majority of people, it is a great body, essentially a 6d3. The 5d and 1d bodies will be here in the next 1-2 years I suspect and they will be “mature” a lot faster than people think.

Having said that, DSLRs aren’t going away anytime soon. The EF lineup is already great, so it makes sense to put the effort into the future. Because at some point, R will supplant EF.

I’m holding off on any gear purchases until the body I really want, a 5dsr 2 equivalent, comes out. I’ll buy one, and use my EF glass until the R version of those lenses comes out. I’ll keep my dslrs for non landscape stuff like birding until the R bodies catch up.

I guess we’ll see how long all that takes, but I bet it’ll be a lot quicker than most think. So time to save up now lol....
 

RayValdez360

EOS RP
Jun 6, 2012
280
90
That's crazy. I didnt know they had digital cameras in 104 years ago. How big were the memory cards back then. The size of a building for
like 5 bits.
 

PerKr

EOS T7i
Jul 11, 2018
54
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Sverige
And of course, low activity on EF or F mount cameras is likely to have existing customers feel, well, sort of like Sony's A-mount customers did while Sony was spending nearly all their time on E/FE-Mount stuff. It will be interesting how they negotiate the two systems, or really in Canon's case, four different EOS mounts.
I'm sure a lot of A-mount customers would feel happier if the adapter situation had been similar to Canon/Nikon and if the E-mount bodies had actually been able to fully replace the A-mount bodies.

Yes, not much development will happen with EF or F mount equipment but moving over from EF to RF or F to Z once it makes sense looks to be a relatively painless experience.
 

peterzuehlke

EOS 80D
Oct 1, 2015
106
19
I had one of the first DSLR's, from 1995. Which ones were there 104 years ago?

35mm SLR's came out around the 1960's, I still have a Canon FT. Medium format TLR's were in use before that, but DSLR's 104 years ago?
digital cameras without mirrors have been around awhile too. my first digital camera was a Canon G1, ;-). And mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses have been around, especially in the video world for a long time. Folks got excited when Sony started taking some sales away from Canikon. (I am on my second Sony, shooting alongside my 5D4, when I need IBIS or discretion). I don't see any reason to buy a R or a Z (no Nikon glass). For me have to wait awhile and see where they go with this.
 

The Fat Fish

VFX Artist
Jul 29, 2017
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Exeter, UK
Sounds like a good lens lineup but some of those lenses and current ones would benefit massively for IBIS. Please Canon, make a competitive camera in 2019.

New BSI sensor
Full frame 4K with no catches
Dual Card Slots
IBIS
£2000

Sony can do it, Nikon can do it (minus dual cards) and Panasonic are about to do it.
 

Cochese

EOS T7i
Oct 22, 2014
87
32
Most of these lenses are duplicates/variations of EF lenses. Right now, Canon appears to be creating a parallel universe for its RF system. Signs point to Canon positioning itself for success regardless of which way the market ultimately goes. The big hole in the system, however, remains the lack of an adapter that will allow customers to use RF lenses on EF mount cameras. Absent that, it will be very hard to convert many users to the new system.
An adapter isn't possible from RF to EF.
 
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David Hull

EOS RP
Jun 28, 2012
261
8
Most of these lenses are duplicates/variations of EF lenses. Right now, Canon appears to be creating a parallel universe for its RF system. Signs point to Canon positioning itself for success regardless of which way the market ultimately goes. The big hole in the system, however, remains the lack of an adapter that will allow customers to use RF lenses on EF mount cameras. Absent that, it will be very hard to convert many users to the new system.
How would you do that?
 

bokehmon22

EOS RP
Oct 31, 2016
347
186
Unless Canon give us an EOS R that's competitive to Sony and Panasonic offering, I'm hesistate to commit to RF lens.

I'm fine with third party lens and L EF lens adapted on EOS R or give me the option to use it on Sony & Panasonic.
 

David Hull

EOS RP
Jun 28, 2012
261
8
I think Canon has been putting a lot of engineering manpower on the RF gear for longer than we think, so the release of lots of good lenses quite rapidly is no surprise. They made the decision to jump into FF MILC, and they are going to do it right.

I think the R body was rolled out so they have something in that market segment partly as a placeholder, partly to see the reaction. Plus for the vast majority of people, it is a great body, essentially a 6d3. The 5d and 1d bodies will be here in the next 1-2 years I suspect and they will be “mature” a lot faster than people think.

Having said that, DSLRs aren’t going away anytime soon. The EF lineup is already great, so it makes sense to put the effort into the future. Because at some point, R will supplant EF.

I’m holding off on any gear purchases until the body I really want, a 5dsr 2 equivalent, comes out. I’ll buy one, and use my EF glass until the R version of those lenses comes out. I’ll keep my dslrs for non landscape stuff like birding until the R bodies catch up.

I guess we’ll see how long all that takes, but I bet it’ll be a lot quicker than most think. So time to save up now lol....
One of the problems with the R is the blackout (or actually freeze frame) when they pull the data off the sensor. The DSLR still seems to have an advantage here even something like the 5D series. It isn’t much of an issue for me but I don’t see how an action shooter would be happy with it.

I think this once again I think this harks back to Canon’s sensor implementation. To eliminate all benefits of the “mirror flipper” they need to find a way to move and process that data faster.
 
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Antono Refa

EOS 7D MK II
Mar 26, 2014
770
80
Why the 105 f/1.4? A 24 f/1.4 or 24 f/1.8 IS STM makes much more sense. The f/2.8 holy trinity is fine, but where is the 5D4 or 1Dx2 class camera that makes sense with those lenses?
Canon has an EF 24mm f/1.4L that can be adapter to EOS R. What Canon doesn't have is a 105mm f/1.4, which Nikon & Sigma do. It makes some sense to plug the holes first, and improve options later.

I guess Canon made some survey with pro photographers to prioritize between bread & butter lenses and hole plugging lenses.
 
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criscokkat

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2017
173
142
Madison, WI
I wonder if the RF Kit lens will actually be two lenses? I can't see a 18-55 without a corresponding RF version of the 55-250.

Or maybe we'll see just one kit lens from canon, but it'll be a superzoom? 18-200 ala nikon or 18-300 ala Tamron/Sigma?