What’s a “realistic” lens that you’d like to see Canon make?

scyrene

EOS 5D MK IV
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It really is, once you work up to it! ;)
Mine got a lot of use on a weeks-long safari just over a month ago. I keep telling myself the photos I got (and a lot really are great) are worth all the aches.
I use the 500L f/4 II and it's fine, but while everyone's definition of 'light' differs, and bearing in mind the mark III supertelephotos shaved off a lo of weight, I don't think such a lens wil ever be lightweight (that was my point). Also people bring up DO, but while this can help, the main thing is the size of the front element, which is esentially fixed.
 
Mar 25, 2020
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RF L 4/24-150mm IS Macro or 3.5/24-120mm IS Macro or 4/24-120mm IS Macro in two variants: one without, and one with electric zoom for video

RF 4.5/24-180mm IS Macro with electric zoom for video
RF L 2.8/24-240mm with electric zoom for video

RF 1.8/20mm IS
RF 1.8/24mm IS
RF 1.8/35mm IS Macro ✅
RF 1.8/50mm IS Macro
RF 1.8/85mm IS Macro
RF 3.5/150mm IS Macro
RF 4.5/300mm IS

RF L 2.0/150mm IS with build in 2x extender

RF 5.6/600mm IS Catadioptrics with (computational corrected?) good contrast & bokeh
 
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Trey T

EOS 80D
Feb 6, 2019
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Such a lens would be similar to the RF 28-70/f2.0 in size.. and price. still interested?
Sure. It appears to be about half the size of EF 70-200 L 2.8 IS. Can you refer to a technical document that would size the proposed zoom?
 

Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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I'd settle for a 14mm f4 TSE, as good as the Nikkor TS 19 mm.
But I'm afraid, it would cost me a kidney....
 

FamilyGuy

EOS M50
Feb 5, 2020
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My dream exists. I could never justify the expense. The RF 70-200 2.8

With that, we could take amazing pictures of all our kids indoor school events. Orchestra, play, indoor soccer, piano recitals, graduations, etc. At 2.8, it would even make a very solid portrait lens covering plenty of range. No f/1.2, but plenty fast for our needs.

Make a 2.00x extender for that one, and couldn’t imagine needing anything else.

For most anything we do now, we have no complaints about the RF 24-240 in good light and the 35 1.8 we currently have.
Replying to myself, I know. But did the government just make it possible for us to provide stimulus to the local camera shop!?!

Don’t think I could win that discussion on the home front.
 

ctk

Mar 25, 2020
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I'm going to suggest 3, in combo with the IBIS in the upcoming bodies:

  • A modern 24-85/3.5-4.5. Even today, it renders good, sharp photos at F/5.6 corner to corner, and is nice and light.
  • 40/2 STM. 40mm is my favorite FL, and could easily be the only FL I use 99% of the time. My favorite lens ever is the CV 40/1.2, which is a joy, even when stopped down... thanks to its amazingly smooth bokeh. I also used the Samyang 45/1.8, which also rendered beautifully with modern sharpness. A similar AF lens from Canon with all the right parameters (40mm FOV, autofocus, smooth bokeh, F/2 with minimal vignetting) would be amazing.
  • 135/2.8. I may just get the 135 STF, but it would be nice to have something with modern sharpness in a similarly light package. This could be a really nice travel tele option. I know 85mm is the popular tele prime FL but I find it to be in a no-man's land of being too short and long at the same time.
This would be my kit, along with my R (for my wife), 24-105L and an R6.
 
Dec 17, 2018
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15mm f2.0 fisheye for nightscapes.

The old 15mm f2.8 is a great compact lens and I wish they would upgrade the motor and aperture blades and re-release it but with the advantages or the RF mountain, a f/2.0 should be possible...
 

pj1974

80D, M5, 7D, & lots of glass and accessories!
Oct 18, 2011
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There are many lenses that I'd like, but the ones of main interest to me would be to match the R5 and/or a M5(mkII):

Given that the R5 has IBIS, and I am hoping that a M5mkII might have IBIS, I'm writing / asking for IS in most of the lenses, to have even more (i.e. 'additional') stops of image stabilisation over what the IBIS will provide (as Canon has explained ILIS and IBIS can very effectively work together in their yet-to-hit-the-market system...

I have the 15-85mm on my 80D, and I just love that focal range in a zoom.
- RF 24-135mm f/4 IS USM (I find the 105mm just a bit limiting, going to 150mm would even be better!)

I have the Samyang 12mm on my M5 which I love for astro, and it also doubles as a handy UWA walkaround (very compact).
A bit wider and a tad faster would be ideal... say either (or both):
- Canon EF-M 10mm f/1.4 STM or USM
- Canon RF 16mm f/1.8 STM or USM
- to keep it from being "HUGE, HEAVY and expensive".

And these lenses, which are focal lengths I really like and use:
- Canon RF 24mm f/2 STM
- Canon RF 35mm f/1.4 STM IS
- Canon RF 50mm f/1.6 USM IS
- Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 USM IS
- Canon RF 100mm f/2.8 USM IS 1:1 macro
- Canon RF 200mm f/4 USM IS 1:1 macro


The new Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 IS USM meets my wildlife / birding lens needs.
(I currently own the 70-300mm L IS USM and use it on my 7D / 80D, so that focal length in RF is now covered)

Regards and Cheers all! Happy Photography

PJ
 

SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
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Sure. It appears to be about half the size of EF 70-200 L 2.8 IS. Can you refer to a technical document that would size the proposed zoom?
I can refer you RF 28-70/F2.0 specifications instead. Check the weight, dimensions, front filter size. ;)
Measuring 139.8 mm x 103.8 mm (5.5 x 4.09 in.) and weighing 1430 grams (3.15 lbs)
That’s half of a the Canon EF 400/2.8 III weight which is not too bad :)
 
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derpderp

Pixel Peeper
Jan 31, 2020
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My dream exists. I could never justify the expense. The RF 70-200 2.8

With that, we could take amazing pictures of all our kids indoor school events. Orchestra, play, indoor soccer, piano recitals, graduations, etc. At 2.8, it would even make a very solid portrait lens covering plenty of range. No f/1.2, but plenty fast for our needs.

Make a 2.00x extender for that one, and couldn’t imagine needing anything else.

For most anything we do now, we have no complaints about the RF 24-240 in good light and the 35 1.8 we currently have.
I have the RF 70-200 F2.8. It's a truly excellent lens and reasonably priced for its quality. It's also very light - compared to other similar offerings - and so if you really need it, I am certain you won't regret investing in it :)
 

Starting out EOS R

EOS R - 24-105 F4L
Feb 13, 2020
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I have the RF 70-200 F2.8. It's a truly excellent lens and reasonably priced for its quality. It's also very light - compared to other similar offerings - and so if you really need it, I am certain you won't regret investing in it :)
Some good offers on the RF 70-200mm at the moment, at least 10% off the RRP.
 

storioni

I'm New Here
Dec 17, 2018
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My "realistic" landscape and nature dream would be like:
RF 15-70 F4 L IS
RF 180 F4 L IS macro 1:1
 
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Jul 12, 2011
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A range of prime lenses for the R with prices under $500 so us "normal people" - enthusiasts, not professionals. No need for exotics, just available lens comparable to the existing EF lenses.