Canon officially announces the development of 6 new RF mount lenses

shunsai

EOS 80D
Oct 15, 2011
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No one else wishes they offered the 70-200 2.8L in black? I've never been a fan of the white paint. I would much prefer a matching set.
 

padam

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 26, 2015
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"This year"
Maybe it is a bit higher priority than the rest, as the EF version has no IS, so this definitely has an appealing feature, but only they know the order.
 
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Viggo

EOS 5D SR
Dec 13, 2010
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Ahhh well, the RF50 is actually worth the premium over an EF model.

I actually think the new RF lenses will come in at the same MSRP as their EF counterparts.
It is indeed, it’s absolutley bonkers good.

Fingers crossed for same pricing as the EF versions. Hopefully they price lenses also aggressively ..
 

bf

EOS RP
Jul 30, 2014
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The rf 700-200f2.8 is a star and a checkmark for the mount selection. I'm now more positive about Canon's mirrorless system. Hopefully the pricing of these lenses would not blow it away.
 

bf

EOS RP
Jul 30, 2014
245
11
No one else wishes they offered the 70-200 2.8L in black? I've never been a fan of the white paint. I would much prefer a matching set.
I agree with you! I think for this release they needed white to bring attention but I like to have a black option.
 

gmon750

EOS T7i
Jan 30, 2015
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Canon has to start somewhere and I think they're doing a fantastic job with how they're handling the introduction of their mirrorless productions. If Canon introduced a pro-body first, I know with absolutely certainty that everyone would be whining about not having decent RF lenses. With this route, Canon will have the lenses ready, and immediately put out a pro body. Makes sense. These lenses take a huge amount of R&D and its obvious they were busy the past few years - all while people were accusing Canon of sleeping at the wheel.

I think we'll see a pro-body announcement at the end of 2019 when these lenses are on the market. Until then, no need to put something out before it's time. It will also give Canon time to make adjustments to the pro body as the year progresses and advances.

Christmas 2019 might be a fun year for many (like me) that have been patiently waiting.
 

jd7

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 3, 2013
708
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The Canon RF 24-70/2.8 has lens-based IS, the Nikon Z 24-70/2.8 is probably lighter and smaller but it uses the sensor stabilization only.
Interesting that the Nikon Z 24-70/2.8 is about the same weight as Canon's EF 24-70/2.8L II. And I am certainly going to be interested to see what weight the RF 24-70/2.8L IS comes in at.
 

jeffa4444

EOS 6D MK II
Feb 28, 2013
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The strange omission is a more budget standard zoom to go with the EOS RP. US camera dealers & UK show the option of purchasing with the EF24-70mm f4L IS USM or the EF24-105mm budget zoom. Having two zooms with similar focal lengths in the RF24-70mm f2.8L IS USM & the RF28-70mm f2L USM at the higher end is a strange strategy.

That said the holy trinity of the RF15-35mm f2.8L IS USM, RF24-70mm f2.8L IS USM & the RF70-200mm f2.8L IS USM hits back at Sony who are the wannabe Canon.