Here’s confirmation of the RF 100-400, RF 24 Macro and RF 18-45. Sadly, they’re quite delayed

Canon Rumors Guy

CR Pro
Jul 20, 2010
When we posted our original RF lens roadmap, a lot of the lenses listed were expected to launch in 2021, and as we have seen, not many have come to fruition.
The most recent lenses to be announced have been the RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro and the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM. The macro has begun shipping in small quantities and Canon themselves have already added that lens to its list of lenses with production delays.
As you can see from the image below, a few lenses on our roadmap were originally scheduled to have already been in production...

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CR Pro
Sep 3, 2020
Nice to see those new lens (Especially the RF24mm Macro) is on the map.
But I find that the EF-S 18-200, EF-S 55-250 and the EF-S 18-135 is going to stop the production within 2020...


Mirrorless or bust.
Apr 27, 2019
Now give me an RP successor with IBIS and new sensor tech and I'm in in R system ;)
I would respectfully suggest that the only reason to wait for an RP mk2 is that the original RP is 2+ years old and while stil great value for money, a replacement or similarly-priced R body may come as soon as late 2021 or early 2022. I do not miss IBIS as all the RF lenses I own are equipped with the latest IS. The non-L 24-240mm and 35mm 1.8 are great glass for their purpose, and the rather more costly 24-105L and 100-500L are superlative. A mirrorless body does not have the shake induced by the mirror, so even without IBIS you are ahead of a DSLR. The relatively light weight of the RP is achieved because (among other things) it has a lighter battery (LP 17) which may not be able to cope with the power drain of IBIS.


Mirrorless or bust.
Apr 27, 2019
By the responses I have gotten from readers, a lot of people would love to have one.
Who needs a 24 mm macro?
I think you have to take the "macro" label with a pinch of salt. I have the 35mm 1.8 and for me the capability to focus significantly closer (MFD = 7" 17mm versus 9.5" 24mm) than the EF 35 f:2 I owned before means that I don't have to think about minimum focus point when doing e.g. close-up portrait shots.

Stig Nygaard

EOS 7D II, Powershot G5 X II & Olympus TG-5
CR Pro
Jul 10, 2013
What does the "C" mean in RF 100-400 IS C USM ? My first thought was "crop" (it made my heart beat faster for a second), but then I saw the same moniker in RF 24-240 IS CUSM (and EF-S 18-135 IS CUSM) ?
(For the 100-400 it looks like there's a tiny space beteen C and USM, on the other two lenses it looks like CUSM without a space. But I assume it is the same, and just bad typography in presentation)
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EF 800L
May 29, 2019
With the 14-35 and 15-35 already in existence, I'm really questioning whether that 18-45 is going to be a full-frame lens... I guess it could be a price-point wide angle, designed to pair with the 24-105 STM for an inexpensive lightweight kit? But still...
Likely a follow on to the 17-40 and probably will be the "cheapie" WA zoom. The other two are definitely not cheap. Keeping the cost (and size) down would explain the short end being 18 rather than 17 or 16.


Photograph the nature while it exists...
Aug 8, 2014
Who needs a 24 mm macro?
It is actually a very interesting option. You can show small subject(s) enlarged in the frame, while still having a wide view of its surroundings. There are no other ways to do such thing but using a wide macro lens. I would definitely like to have one. Although, I would prefer L grade lens.
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Andy Westwood

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Dec 10, 2016
I think all these lenses would be fine on an R or RP as Canon continues to add IS to most of its lenses, 5 stops of IS should be good enough particularly the first two wider lenses.

This is also good news for future cheaper Canon bodies that may not have IBIS