This is the Canon RF lens roadmap

May 21, 2022
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I cannot understand, why the
Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM (first official information February 12, 2020)
is still missing in the Canon RF Lens Roadmap after more than two years.
 

Dragon

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I cannot understand, why the
Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS USM (first official information February 12, 2020)
is still missing in the Canon RF Lens Roadmap after more than two years.
I think it was already in the catalog when the roadmap was first generated. None of the earlier lenses are in the roadmap.
 
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neuroanatomist

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A roadmap is a prediction of the future. To see what is as well as what might be, you need to concatenate the roadmap with the catalog.
I don’t know. The Thomas Guides that I used to use before Google Maps was a thing which showed me where I was going but also where I had been.

Semantics aside, it’s pretty clear that CR guy started the roadmap page at some point, and lenses that existed before he started it were not ever added retroactively. He’s probably missing out on a small amount of affiliate link revenue from that oversight, but it’s his call to make
 

Dragon

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I don’t know. The Thomas Guides that I used to use before Google Maps was a thing which showed me where I was going but also where I had been.

Semantics aside, it’s pretty clear that CR guy started the roadmap page at some point, and lenses that existed before he started it were not ever added retroactively. He’s probably missing out on a small amount of affiliate link revenue from that oversight, but it’s his call to make
Actually, if he added all the lenses that exist, the "roadmap" would be far less interesting because the relatively few predictions would be buried in the list of what is. An arguably better approach would be to delete a lens from the list when it arrives, but that clearly doesn't satisfy an "I told you so" ego :) . It is worth noting that the list includes lenses that were not predicted crossed off as if they were predicted. The 16mm f/2.8 comes to mind. As I recall, the 600 and 800 f/11 were surprise entries as well. I suspect the lenses that Craig will most likely be able to predict are pro lenses that will be test driven by pros in prototype form months or even years before final release. The consumer stuff has much less advance visibility, NDA or no NDA.
 
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SwissFrank

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Actually, if he added all the lenses that exist, the "roadmap" would be far less interesting because the relatively few predictions would be buried in the list of what is.
One can use color to differentiate in such cases. Here's Fuji for instance. (Actually makes me wonder a bit what I'm doing with Canon.)

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Dragon

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One can use color to differentiate in such cases. Here's Fuji for instance. (Actually makes me wonder a bit what I'm doing with Canon.)

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I think you confirmed my point. A huge list of lenses with all of two coming down the pike. It makes a good marketing tool for Fuji, but not very interesting for a rumor site. To your last point, the RF 800mm f/11 on an R7 should be a pretty unique experience. I use the 800 on the R5 with a 1.4 extender and it holds up quite well. If you do the math, that is almost identical resolution to the R7 on the bare lens, so the results should be similar without the extra weight, length, and optical loss of the TC.
 

SwissFrank

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I use the 800 on the R5 with a 1.4 extender and it holds up quite well. If you do the math, that is almost identical resolution to the R7 on the bare lens, so the results should be similar without the extra weight, length, and optical loss of the TC.
How is that almost identical resolution to the R7? If you mean identical field of view, I'd be more inclined to agree with you. Will the dynamic range be comperable? Will high ISO noise be comperable? Why not just crop the center of your R5 image if you want a narrower field of view but don't need 45MP?
 

Dragon

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How is that almost identical resolution to the R7? If you mean identical field of view, I'd be more inclined to agree with you. Will the dynamic range be comperable? Will high ISO noise be comperable? Why not just crop the center of your R5 image if you want a narrower field of view but don't need 45MP?
I mean the same number of pixels on the bird (which is also the same number of pixels per angular degree of view in the lens). If you do the math, the R7 has 84.4 MP equiv FF resolution, and the R5 with the TC has 88.2 equiv FF resolution. That is assuming 33Mp for the full area of the R7 sensor and 45 MP for the full area of the R5 sensor. Actual pictures are closer to 31.5 and 44.7 MP, but there is the question of what area is actually used for imaging. In any case, the number of pixels on the bird are pretty close and with the R7 you wouldn't have the loss of the TC.
 
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nunataks

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I'm so confused as to why Canon hasn't addressed the lower prime range with the R mount (and the latest rumor shows patents for RF-S versions of what we've been asking for even...)

Something like a 20mm f/1.8, or a 24mm f/1.8 would be such an easy addition and would sway me back to Canon from Fuji.
 

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I'm so confused as to why Canon hasn't addressed the lower prime range with the R mount (and the latest rumor shows patents for RF-S versions of what we've been asking for even...)

Something like a 20mm f/1.8, or a 24mm f/1.8 would be such an easy addition and would sway me back to Canon from Fuji.
Because Canon can design and manufacture only so many lenses a year and the RF mount has only been around for a few years. So no matter what lenses Canon decided to release first, some folks will be unhappy with what has not yet been released. They have 30+ years of sales data on how all of their EF lenses sold, so, most likely, 20 and 24mm primes were not near the top of the list.
 
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There is still a "Canon RF 18-45mm f/4-5.6 IS STM" listed under RF zoom lenses. I thought this was probably the 18-45mm 4.5-6.3 APSC lens that Canon released recently or is it a fullframe lens yet to be announced?
 
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Bonich

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I don’t know. The Thomas Guides that I used to use before Google Maps was a thing which showed me where I was going but also where I had been.

Semantics aside, it’s pretty clear that CR guy started the roadmap page at some point, and lenses that existed before he started it were not ever added retroactively. He’s probably missing out on a small amount of affiliate link revenue from that oversight, but it’s his call to make
You du have the full list of RF lenses
- on the Canon homepage (noremarkhs regarding time scale)
- in Wikipedia (with year of announcement)
 

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Off the top of my head...
  • RF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM (or f/1.8)
  • RF 40mm f/2.8 IS STM pancake
  • RF 35mm f/1.4 L USM
  • RF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
  • RF 14mm f/2.8 L USM
 
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Off the top of my head...
  • RF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 200mm f/2.0 L IS USM (or f/1.8)
  • RF 40mm f/2.8 IS STM pancake
  • RF 35mm f/1.4 L USM
  • RF 24mm f/1.4 L USM
  • RF 14mm f/2.8 L USM
I´d love an affordable (not cheap!)

50mm F1.4 or
85mm F1.4

The F1.2 are too expensive and heavy for me, the new nifty fifty does lack some IQ imho.
 
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