Patent: RF prime lenses including an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM and RF 50mm f/1.4 USM

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M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
Yes, but Leica M lenses are not that big. They are known for sharpness and aberration control. And I wouldn't say that their small lenses are not sharp across the field. And distortion? I know they have the rear element much closer to the sensor. But the RF is not that far away, as I remember.
I can confirm that my 50mm Summicron is not only small and lightweight, but also dead-sharp, corners included.
And I'm speaking of a 1969 (!) lens, Canon, do you listen?
The newer Apo Summicron 50 is certainly sharper than any other 50mm on the market.
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Dec 8, 2015
Hopefully Canon will release a lot of new RF lenses in the coming year, because Sony is doing very good on this side. Their new 1,8/14 looks quite amazing and Canon don't have anything to compete in this range. Just like the 200-600 and some others...