Canon officially announces the development of 6 new RF mount lenses

Jul 20, 2010
Press Release:
New Lenses Under Development Cover a Range of Core Focal Lengths
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 13, 2019 – Continuing with the message of “optics at its core,” Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc, is developing six new RF-series lenses, further displaying the company’s commitment to the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system. Canon’s new RF mount allows for fast, light, and high-performing optics with a large opening diameter and short back focus distance. Each new lens in development will help fulfill the needs of amateur and advanced amateurs to professional photographers and videographers, covering critical focal lengths. In 2019, Canon’s already well-established optical lens heritage will celebrate a production milestone of 140 million EF and RF lenses and the celebration starts with the development announcement of these six lenses...
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The dark side - I've been there
Nov 7, 2013
The "announcement about an announcement" is a bit disappointing esp. when Canon stays so nebulous with "available later in 2019".
But the ammount of lenses show how much Canon is pushing into this new market.
I yould have expected at least one or two together with the EOS RP.
So we'll have to wait some time longer to see what they can deliver.


Dec 13, 2010
Not gonna lie, I’m so seriously disappointed they’re not available. And it means I’ll have to wait a great deal longer for a 100 f1.4 if it comes... they still look spectacular, but man....
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