Three new RF prime lenses coming in early 2020 [CR2]

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    We were told that three new fast L primes will be announced for the RF mount in early 2020. They include an RF 24mm f/1.4L USM and an RF 135mm f/1.8L along with an undisclosed dedicated macro lens which will be a “first of its kind macro lens”, though no details of what that means was given. I wouldn’t read too much into the latter.
    The three new lenses are scheduled to be announced before CP+ in 2020, but as always, take lens scheduling with a grain of salt.
    A lot more lenses are planned for 2020, we could see as many as 8 new RF lenses in 2020.

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    koenkooi

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    I wonder how to take "first of its kind" macro lens. I mean, doing a 95mm plain macro lens would fulfill that statement.
    Since my EF macro lenses work really well on my RP, I'm hoping for something like an update MP-E that instead of 1x to 5x does 0.5x to 2.5x, has some next level IS and built in lights. Or a 200mm version with subject hypnotizer to keep all the animals still during capture.
     
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    koenkooi

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    A 1-3x macro would be fantastic, the MP-E is a bit much...great when you can utilize it's potential but it does have to be under the right lighting and circumstances.

    That's why Canon sells the MT-2*-EX flashes :)

    1-3x would be so much more versatile. Perhaps still at 100mm but anything 65-150 would be nice.

    I went full frame to fit larger insects like hornets into the frame with the MP-E, on 1.6x crop a hornet would almost fit lengthwise. So I would prefer that the lens starts at 0.5x or even 0.3x.
     
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    slclick

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    That's why Canon sells the MT-2*-EX flashes :)



    I went full frame to fit larger insects like hornets into the frame with the MP-E, on 1.6x crop a hornet would almost fit lengthwise. So I would prefer that the lens starts at 0.5x or even 0.3x.
    More and more I shoot with natural light for macro on my 100L and leave the strobes in the bag. It all depends on your subject and lighting locale. I do not expect them to make a macro lens just for me fwiw. I just put out those ranges since it would be good for MANY.
     
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    Tom W

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    Interesting - It looks like Canon's going full speed ahead on high-end lenses for the RF mount. I have to believe that there's a parallel development program going on for consumer-oriented glass and mid-range glass like the 35/1.8.

    The possibilities for the macro are interesting - perhaps a Macro with built-in 1.4X teleconverter, or a tilt/shift macro lens (with auto-focus). Who knows - it will be interesting to say the least.
     
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    Michael Clark

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    Interesting - It looks like Canon's going full speed ahead on high-end lenses for the RF mount. I have to believe that there's a parallel development program going on for consumer-oriented glass and mid-range glass like the 35/1.8.

    The possibilities for the macro are interesting - perhaps a Macro with built-in 1.4X teleconverter, or a tilt/shift macro lens (with auto-focus). Who knows - it will be interesting to say the least.

    Consumer oriented glass from Canon (or Nikon) in their new mirrorless mounts is dead on arrival. Just like consumer oriented compact cameras, there's no real market demand for them any more.
     
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    Michael Clark

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    A macro without f-stop change at close focus would be a first I think.

    You'd need to change the laws of physics to do that.

    First of it's kind macro seems intriguing.
    High magnification and still deep DOF if desired? Wouldn't that be sweet.
    You'd need to change the laws of physics to do that, too.
     
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    BrightTiger

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    Consumer oriented glass from Canon (or Nikon) in their new mirrorless mounts is dead on arrival. Just like consumer oriented compact cameras, there's no real market demand for them any more.
    Agreed. Maybe not dead but pretty much low priority. The whole MILC/FF movement by the big boys is to sell a bit fewer but far more profitable higher end equipment that smartphones cannot immediately threaten. Canon somewhat went rogue with the low-cost RP body but I don't expect much give on the lenses and so far it's showing.
     
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