Rumors are slow, let’s talk RF lens wish lists

dvmnxk

EOS R
Sep 30, 2020
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Primes:
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35mm f/1.0 IS USM L (statement lens)
35mm f/1.4 IS USM
50mm f/1.0 IS USM L (statement lens)
50mm f/1.6 USM (pancake)
50mm f/1.4 IS USM
85mm f/1.0 IS USM L (statement lens)

Zooms:
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10-50 f/2 IS USM L (statement lens)
50-100mm f/2 IS USM L (statement lens)
24-200mm f/4 IS USM L
 
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SteB1

EOS M50
Feb 22, 2019
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Okay, I still use DSKRs, 7D mkII, 5Ds, and some other crop bodies, but here is what I think Canon needs from a nature and macro photographer's perspective. As well as the usual long fast telephotos, I think Canon need something in the class of Sony's 200-600mm f6.3 and the Nikon 500mm f5.6 PF. These are both lenses which have changed how nature photographers can shoot. There are no Canon equivalents, and really Canon should learn from how well these lenses have been received. Canon also needs a long macro lens in the 180-200mm range, because the EF 180mm f3.5 was already a very outdated lens, which really needed to be updated with IS and faster AF. Probably an RF replacement for the unique MP-E 65mm would be useful. I'd recommend starting at less than 1:1, say 1/2 or 1/3 life size, to make it more versatile.

This is in addition to the lenses we are likely to get i.e. normal macro lenses and long fast telephoto zooms. I think one thing Canon needs to consider, which would be especially useful for macro photographers is greater than life-size, say 2:1 like the Laowa lenses. This could negate the need for an MP-E type lens. This massively increases the versatility of such lenses. Having to remove macro lenses in the field to add extension tubes is far from ideal because this massively increases the risk of getting debris like pollen grains on the sensor.
 

cayenne

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I definitely want a 15-35 f/4. I want it as sharp as the f/2.8 version at equal apertures, equal or better coma control, and better vignetting. Smaller, lighter, and cheaper as well, of course. Basically the RF version of my 16-35 f/4. I'd be on the preorder list for that lens.

I wanted the 2.8 but decided the vignetting was disqualifying for my use cases. It does look awesome otherwise.

In the meantime I can wait and use adapters.

Just curious.
With vignetting so easily fixed in post...why is it such a deal breaker for you?

Thanks in advance!!

cayenne
 

cayenne

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Can we actually have a new EF 135mm f/2.0 IS for ****** sake?!?!

Just my best guess, but I seriously doubt there will be any new EF lens development and release.

I think Canon firmly believes the RF lens line is the future and that's where their development dollars will be spent.

Sure, they will support and continue to produce the current EF lenses for a good while to come, but I don't see them going forward with new designs or releases on the EF mount which seems to be at this point a dead end and RF being the road forward with Canon.

Just my thoughts....and and $0.50 still won't buy you a cup of coffee.
;)

cayenne
 
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Just my best guess, but I seriously doubt there will be any new EF lens development and release.

I think Canon firmly believes the RF lens line is the future and that's where their development dollars will be spent.

Sure, they will support and continue to produce the current EF lenses for a good while to come, but I don't see them going forward with new designs or releases on the EF mount which seems to be at this point a dead end and RF being the road forward with Canon.

Just my thoughts....and and $0.50 still won't buy you a cup of coffee.
;)

cayenne

I know...

That said, they released a new 1DX and left Canon pro shooters with poor/outdated 50mm lenses and an old 135mm w/o IS. This is no so great if you've just bought the latest 1DX III as you're obviously involved in that system for many years to come.
 
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HarryFilm

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I personally want the Canon version of the Sigma Sports Zooms like this one:


but as L-series glass with more reach!

I need MINIMUM 135mm to 650mm at f/4 to f/5.6 Sports Zoom Lens at $4500 USD or less.

....BUT....

if it can be done for $6500 USD or less, a Canon L-series

Sports Zoom Lens at 100 mm to 800 mm at f/2.8 to f/5.6 .... WOULD BE WICKEDLY AWESOME !!!!!

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I always need that sort of reach in Soccer (football), hockey, basketball, skiing and F1 racing and now in my NEWEST sports photo activity of Unlimited Class Powerboat Racing:






We're building a few of these monster unlimited class boats (i.e. the parent Aerospace company -- Owner is a powerboat racer and an F1 team partner) by Lake Okanagan in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada but we are WAAAAAAAY upping the shaft horsepower up to 30,000 Horsepower (2 x 15k HP) using twin turbines mated to full immersion water jet (impeller) propulsion. Hydrodynamics limit us to a maximum possible of about 350 MPH (580 kmh) on a TWIN-CAT hull on flat water but it will DEFINITELY be a sight to see! Ergo, my need for that fancy 100 mm to 800mm sports lens for less than $6500 USD.


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Bonich

EOS M50
Apr 29, 2019
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I honestly really want an RF 85mm F/1.4L IS. The EF version is soooo nice and I love that lens, but I'm not getting anymore EF glass and it's hard to justify the additional price and weight of the RF 85 F/1.2. The 85mm F/2 looks nice, but F/2 is too slow and I don't expect wonders from the STM focusing. If Canon announced an RF 85 F/1.4L IS for $1800 I would pre-order it right off the bat.

Outside of that, I'm eagerly awaiting a RF 300mm F/2.8L of some sort, as well as a RF 100mm F/2.8 1x macro. Those are really the only three lenses I feel like I'm missing from my gear at the moment.
Use the EF version, it just works great @ EOS R.
 
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Mt Spokane Photography

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I'd like a 150-200mm macro F/4 or 5.6 would be fine since I always stop down macro shots. Advanced IS that was useful to 1:1 or greater as well.
 
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