Patent: Canon RF 130mm f/1.4L USM and other fast primes

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It will probably closely match the 0.25x magnification of the Sony 135 GM, I would not expect any better and I would not expect IS either, none of the RF L primes have it, they aim for maximum image quality with a suitably fast AF speed.
Regarding pricing, it will be over 3000$.
Well, I expect that all the super-tele prime RF L lenses in the future will have IS. The 135 is in a mid range so that I could see the f1.4L not having IS, while the f2L might (50-50 chance) have it.

I'm guessing the max mag. for the 130 f1.4L is between .12 and .2 X, with the 135 f2L between .2 and .3X
I'm guessing the price of the 130 f1.4L is over $3k as well, with the 135 f2L between $1899 and $2199.

(time will tell)
 
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fox40phil

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Just bring 135 f2.0/1.8 with IS and low weight!

I love my 135 2.0! Its awesome sharp! I can't believe they need that much time to improve this epic lens...

f1.8 should be a great compromise between f1.4 and 2.0. Like the Sigma ones but please not that heavy!
Canon should more look to Sonys newest lenses... they are all very very low weight!
 

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Considering the probable size, weight and cost of an RF 135 F1.4 I’d think the EF 135 f2 would continue to be a standout lens even though it is ancient! Mind you I still have my FD 135 f2 and that is a beautiful lens and so small and light.
 

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Considering the probable size, weight and cost of an RF 135 F1.4 I’d think the EF 135 f2 would continue to be a standout lens even though it is ancient! Mind you I still have my FD 135 f2 and that is a beautiful lens and so small and light.
I have the EF 135L and have always loved it, like many who've used it. A 135 f/1.4 would tempt me badly.

PBD, yesterday I got an FD to RF adapter in the post. I only have the Canon FD 50mm f/1.8. Slapped the lens and adapter on and I really like what I get from that cheap little lens. Still have not used the Canon A1 it came attached to.

Luckily my little wife has more sense than I. As tempting as it is to buy back in to RF lenses, I am prohibited by her to get more lenses until I buy a house. :cry:
 
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padam

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Well, I expect that all the super-tele prime RF L lenses in the future will have IS. The 135 is in a mid range so that I could see the f1.4L not having IS, while the f2L might (50-50 chance) have it.
Just got an EF 200/2.8 L II, and I can get down to 1/25 sec or 1/13 with the electronic shutter and that's on the 45MP sensor and the upcoming firmware fix might make it behave even better.
I assume a native RF lens would perform at least 1-2 stops better, so I don't think it is really needed Sony does not put IS in any of their FE primes below f/2.8 either.
The only fast prime that has it is the EF 85/1.4 L IS but the RF 85/1.2 L is rated for more stops, it would be interesting to see if that holds true in practise but the IBIS is really good and it may be better still in future generations.

I guess an RF 135/2 version without IS would still be about 1600$ (which is what the EF 85/1.4 costs) or more and it may not sell well at that price point, so they might just skip it and the 28-70/2 might be successful enough to do a 70-135/2 some day.
 

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I love my EF 135 even more with my R5 and IBIS.. Stable, good and lightweight. If somebody say, its old, than he don't know about the capability of this lens.
I don't want a 1,5kg lens for 4000€. (price of RF85 + IS). Its good for marketing ok, but not for me. But ok, build it...
I agree r.e. the quality of the venerable EF 135L is fantastic, I would look for a refresh around the package (lens hood, focus ring, for RF the addition of the programmable ring, and if at all possible IS for those of us using non-IBIS bodies. But yes, if Santa puts an R5 in my stocking then a pre-owned EF 135 L costing $600 and an adapter could work wonders.
 

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I love my EF 135 f/2 and it works even better on the R5 than it did on the 5D mk IV, due to IBIS and eye autofocus. I don't think that Canon will match the EF 135 price, size, weight or bokeh "creaminess" with the rumored RF 135, so I don't see myself buying it.
 

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I love my EF 135 f/2 and it works even better on the R5 than it did on the 5D mk IV, due to IBIS and eye autofocus. I don't think that Canon will match the EF 135 price, size, weight or bokeh "creaminess" with the rumored RF 135, so I don't see myself buying it.
Kinda tough for bokeh to not be creamy at 135mm f/1.4. I would think it would be even better. Absolutely will not be near the same price as the EF.
 
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