This is Canon’s RF lens roadmap going forward

Billybob

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Comparing pears and apples...
RF 100-500mm is a five times zoom, Sonys 200-600mm is a three times zoom. The RF is much versatile and compared to the Sony very compact. Both lenses aim at different customers, so a comparison makes absolutely no sense...

I hope/ wish that Canon will release another telephoto lense in the range of Sonys... in order to distinguish from the RF 100-500 I guess it should be about 200-600/ 700 or even 800mm. Since neither of the 70-200 take any converters I'd guess there is a need for a truly dedicated telephoto. A 250-750mm three times zoom would be nice imho.
I definitely agree. As an owner of all three lenses, they address different markets. Yes, they overlap, but the 100-500 is versatile, take everywhere lens, while the Sony due to its bulk is a more intentional outdoors/wildlife lens. The Nikon being a prime has--not surprisingly--the best IQ in the 500-600mm range but is less versatile being a prime. All three are excellent optics, nonetheless, there is room for a lower-priced Canon zoom to compete with the Sony. Having the 100-500 I would not be a buyer unless it went to 750 or 800mm and was truly excellent at its long end. Anything shorter would just duplicate what I already have.
 

entoman

EOS M50
May 8, 2015
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Can someone explain to the
  • Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
What would this lens be best used for and what types of shot will this lens be effective for? Portraits up close? Landscape? Macro of flowers and bugs? Please help. want to learn about lenses and uses and how this in future could be paired with r5 camera.Thanks
You've almost answered your own question. I'd use it to photograph alpine flowers, with a defocused mountain in the background for context.

Another use (,similar scenario, but for videographers) would be to focus on a foreground macro subject or detail, and then to transition to focus on the landscape beyond.

I'm sure others could provide more user cases.
 

chong67

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Mar 9, 2020
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I waited for a long time for the 14-28mm F4 that never came.

In the end I got the Rokinon 14mm F2.8 for the RP and I love it! Its 1/3 the price and weight 2/3 less too!
 

rightslot

EOS M50
Aug 22, 2018
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This forum seems more and more like a WISHLIST.
So here is my wishlist too.

justa small one.
i really would like a if Canon made the new 70-200 f4 in black. Really.
I’ve ordered both the new 50mm 1.8 as well as the 70-200, and NO DOUBT I’ll be astounded at the image quality. But I’ll not relish the attention the white tube will bring. But I’m not a lens manufacturer.
 

blackcoffee17

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Sep 17, 2014
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I understand the appeal of the 135 1.4 but do we really need a 2kg lens for $3500?
I would be more happy with a new version of the F2 with IS and new optics but still relatively compact size.
 

Finn M

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Mar 3, 2015
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It's a little disappointing to me that they aren't planning on releasing a 24 1.4 any time soon...this would be the perfect lens in RF mount!
Agree. Sony has the very sharp 20mm f:1,8. A beautiful lens! Sony also have the 24mm f:1,4. In January/February they will announce a 16mm f:1,8. And Canon? Nothing! They don't even have any plans for 2021. Dissappointing.... Maybe I have to switch to Sony?
 

usern4cr

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Agree. Sony has the very sharp 20mm f:1,8. A beautiful lens! Sony also have the 24mm f:1,4. In January/February they will announce a 16mm f:1,8. And Canon? Nothing! They don't even have any plans for 2021. Dissappointing.... Maybe I have to switch to Sony?
You're always free to switch to Sony if you want to. Canon does not as many RF lenses as Sony because of their later start, but they do have many more EF lenses which are compatible for R mount use if you want to use them. I do expect Canon to come out with many more RF lenses and eventually they will have a much more complete line of RF lenses which you would probably be quite happy with.

I am happy to use only what RF lenses they have now, and am happy to wait for the future RF lenses they will fill out their system with. I do hope that Canon will take notice of the good lenses in Sonys (and others) lineup so that they can come out with enough lenses to make most everyone happy.
 
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Dragon

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Most anticipated of this list for me would be the 14-35 f4 IS.

Biggest question in my mind is price and color of the 100-400 with the 7.1 at the long end, I think it's reasonable to debate whether or not that'll be a "L" lens. Either way though I'd hope to see a modest price tag.
Absolutely agree on the 14-35 (I want one). If it is as good as the EF 16-35 f/4L, it will be a huge seller. The 100-400 may well be the replacement for the EF 70-300 (non L). Kind of the same trick they did with the 100-500L. 400 at f/7.1 should still work with a 58mm filter.
 
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Dragon

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The EF version is relatively new and probably not a priority while there are so many other lenses to release first.
The EF 85 f/1.4 is also VERY good, so I would agree that and RF version would be down the priority list. Let's see, how many years did the EF line NOT have an 85 f/1.4? :).
 

Dragon

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Dissapointed that they don't plan an 85mm 1.4. 85mm f2 doesn't seem as sharp and 1.2 is too expensive, loud and large :/
Let's see----. It took 30 years to get an 85 f/1.4 in the EF line. It is new and VERY good, so maybe not too much of a rush (at least not until Sigma gets in the game). OTOH, they could just port it to RF and be done.
 

CanonFanBoy

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Agree. Sony has the very sharp 20mm f:1,8. A beautiful lens! Sony also have the 24mm f:1,4. In January/February they will announce a 16mm f:1,8. And Canon? Nothing! They don't even have any plans for 2021. Dissappointing.... Maybe I have to switch to Sony?
As a Canon shooter with a camera that has an RF mount, I really do not care at all what Sony is doing at 16, 20, or 24mm. I think you should switch.
 
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There has been no rumor about Cine Lenses yet. Apart from the very good RF lineup so far, i'm missing something like a 21-100mm t2.9 RF Cine Lens for documentaries!
 
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Too big a gap between their regular primes and their monster brick primes.
What is so wrong about making a simple 50 f/1.4 IS USM? Or 24 f/2, or 85 f/1.4 IS? How about a nice light 200mm f/2.8 IS that can take teleconverters.
The L lenses are great, but pricey and more importantly, they are heavy.
And the only step down is to f/1.8 STM lenses, made larger than necessary by half-implementation of a pseudo macro.
I think the reason they released the 50mm 1.8 before th 1.4 is because they are trying to appeal to the budget minded people who dont have $1000 to spend on a 1.4