Canon will release a trio of RF mount wide angle L prime lenses in the first half of 2023

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The eternally rumoured Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM (or f/1.4) has been rumoured for what seems forever. We’ve seen this before with certain lenses, most notably the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM II. They existed and took forever to actually get announced and hit the market. We have been told

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A 28 f2 would be great. 1.4 will make a lot of people happy but Canon really should do line like the Nikon G 1.8 and fill it with 20/24/28/35/50/85.
It would not be that hard to have a team sit down and do those designs back to back. Since canon refuses to allow Sigma to make RF lenses, I am sure they would sell a bucket load of these primes.

The fact we still do not have 50 1.4 is nothing short of shockingly bad management.
 
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As a nightscape enthusiast, really want something in the 14 to 20 range with a wide open aperture in the f/1.2 to f/2.0 range, with really low coma distortion in the corners. Hard to believe a company that has supported multiple astro modified camera bodies has not followed through on a lens like that for the RF mount.
 
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Or lack of demand.
That's what my wallet said when my only option was to either buy the tiny $270 1.8 STM or the $3000 1.2 L. (I am in Canada, so I used Canadian Pricing)
If only there was a demand for a middle class 50 like a 50mm 1.4 IS Macro to match the 24 IS Macro, 35 IS Macro and 85 IS Macro.
That would be a sweet combo for anyone starting out or a hobbyist wanting decently fast glass without having to break the bank to get the L's.
I could see even Semi-Pros rocking these combos.
 
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As a nightscape enthusiast, really want something in the 14 to 20 range with a wide open aperture in the f/1.2 to f/2.0 range, with really low coma distortion in the corners. Hard to believe a company that has supported multiple astro modified camera bodies has not followed through on a lens like that for the RF mount.
Really a shame. They could have paired its release with the EOS Ra :/
As rumors have it, the Ra might get a follow up camera based on R6 or R5. Maybe will get lucky then. Although I personally believe that this rumored camera is years away :/
 
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As a nightscape enthusiast, really want something in the 14 to 20 range with a wide open aperture in the f/1.2 to f/2.0 range, with really low coma distortion in the corners. Hard to believe a company that has supported multiple astro modified camera bodies has not followed through on a lens like that for the RF mount.
Ive oft suggested that Canon will release a 12mm F? (hopefully F2 or better) because all the other UWA options have become wider. There is no need anymore for a EF 14mm F2.8 in RF mount, so hopefully it becomes a 12mm and the F decreases (or is it increases because there is more light coming in???)
 
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Please please please Canon let the 35mm be the first one! :) and I'd love for it to be a 1.2... purely for bragging rights :cool:

I can wait for the 24 longer since I still have the amazing TS-E 24mm II which I like a lot and has become much more useable with the manual focus assist mechanisms in the R5.

As for the 3rd one, I am in the camp of the wider the better. A 12mm would be sweet :) ... a TS 14mm would be even sweeter :giggle:

Incidentally, any news on when the 135 1.8 will start shipping?
 
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give us the damn 50mm f/1.4...there's over $2000 in the price gap between the current 50mm we have.
It's not only the price gap: There is a huge difference in IQ, AF and of course built quality. I got the 50mm F1.8 super cheap recently. But it is just a lense to play around or take when one only wants very light gear.

I'd wish/ hope for a 50mm F1.4 with the size and controls like the 35mm F1.8 with a similar price tag. It doesn't need to be an L lense.
 
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Please please please Canon let the 35mm be the first one! :) and I'd love for it to be a 1.2... purely for bragging rights :cool:

I can wait for the 24 longer since I still have the amazing TS-E 24mm II which I like a lot and has become much more useable with the manual focus assist mechanisms in the R5.

As for the 3rd one, I am in the camp of the wider the better. A 12mm would be sweet :) ... a TS 14mm would be even sweeter :giggle:

Incidentally, any news on when the 135 1.8 will start shipping?
35mm? I will hold my EF (which isn't too bad btw)
24mm: serious jobs: TS-E 24mm, leisure shots: the RF 24 1.8 IS is neither slow nor bad.

My needs are the 135 and something like 14mm 1.8.
 
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The fact that you’ve written or (1.4) in discussing the long awaited RF 35 1.2 L is making me uncomfortable. That thing better not be a 1.4! I’ll be pissed as I’ve been waiting forever for a 1.2 35. I also was gonna buy the 135 1.4 that ended up being a 1.8 which I already have in the Sigma. But the 35 1.2 is my dream lens. I would be interested in a fast 28 1.2 though. My first lens when I was in high school was a 28 and I’ve always liked that perspective as well. But a 35 is perfect for editorial/environmental portrait work.
 
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I'm probably gonna put my ignorance of (and non-use of) WA lenses out there, but wouldn't three lenses of 24mm, 28mm, and 35mm seem too closely spaced together?
As you get wider, the difference in field of view gets larger. Going from 20mm to 24mm is far more dramatic than say 50mm to 55mm. So you can really tell and feel the difference between wider angles, each has its own character.
 
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