Canon to announce the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM soon

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    The long-rumored Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM will likely be announced sometime in the next couple of weeks. These lenses have been delayed a couple of times already this year I have been told.
    As noted by Nokishita today, the lens hoods for each lens have been added to Canon’s product catalog. Lens hood ET-83G (WIII) and Lens hood ES-65B will be for the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM and RF 50mm f/1.8 STM.
    Both of these lenses will be small, especially the RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM which I have been told is basically the “size of a Coke can”.
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    Maximilian

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    I am glad that Canon continues to release "affordable" primes.
    I'm going to guess $349 and $1449
    But I don't think that 349 will be enough for the MRSP of the RF 50 STM.
    Looking at the 85 STM price I'd add at least another 200.
    And if the 70-200 is an "L" maybe we need to look further towards 1,800.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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    esglord

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    I am glad that Canon continues to release "affordable" primes.

    But I don't think that 349 will be enough for the MRSP of the RF 50 STM.
    Looking at the 85 STM price I'd add at least another 200.
    And if the 70-200 is an "L" maybe we need to look further towards 1,800.
    Just my 2 cents.
    Those are definitely viable guesses. Wouldn't be surprised at all if the 70-200 was $1800. I think they'll feel some pressure to both improve the quality of the nifty 50 while pricing as low as they can. We shall see
     
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    Maximilian

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    ... I think they'll feel some pressure to both improve the quality of the nifty 50 while pricing as low as they can. We shall see
    Is the term "nifty 50" to you in relation to the EF 50/1.8 STM or to the EF 50/1.4 USM?
    To me it always was to the 50/1.8 and its predecessors, also called "plastic fantastic".
    IMO the RF50/1.8 STM will be the equivalent to the EF 50/1.4, as the RF85/2 is for the EF 85/1.8 USM.

    Edit: Af far as it looks now this will be more the "nifty 50" EF 50/1.8 STM equivalent.
    Leaves space for a RF50/1.x IS STM macro.
     
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