Part of the reason I bought an RP was the hope that Canon or a third party would be releasing some smaller lenses. Looks like I'm going to have a long wait, Canon seems to be focusing on big "statement" lenses and nothing yet from Sigma, Tamron, etc.
Pancake version.Well, yes it's likely to be big and heavy, but let's see what this thing looks like in production. Canon has been pretty innovate with lens designs to overcome these sort of challenges, like how they were able to minimize the 600 f/11 and 800 f/11 with a collapsible design. Who knows, maybe the 500 f/2.8 will come with its own landing gear to roll it around or some sort of harness to anchor it to your hips .
But seriously, I'm all for weird designs.
Sure but that way you have a nice back cap for all big RF lensesPart of the reason I bought an RP was the hope that Canon or a third party would be releasing some smaller lenses. Looks like I'm going to have a long wait, Canon seems to be focusing on big "statement" lenses and nothing yet from Sigma, Tamron, etc.
250/2 would be the perfect match for the 28-70/ and the 70-135/2I'm pretty sure there's no reason there can't be a 250mm F/2, and I'd definitely be more interested in that lens than a 200 F/2. I use a 24-70 and 70-200 for night time breaking news, and the 300mm f/2.8 isn't enough extra reach to make me wish I had it, but adding a stop of light and some extra reach would make a great case for keeping a supertelephoto on me for night work. Canon also has been focusing on making *all* of the RF lenses have something special that puts them over the top of EF lenses, so I'm confident this lens would make sense.
A really, really great night sports/news combination would be RF 28-70 F/2, RF 70-135 F/2, and RF 250 F/2.
As for the 500mm f/2.8, now that's fascinating. If Canon can apply the same design principles of the EF 400mm F/2.8L IS III and the new 600mm, this might not be all that heavy of a lens. Maybe with the new lens designs they could pull off a 500mm f/2.8L IS that's only as heavy as the old 600mm F/4L IS? Add in DO or other designs and maybe it could be very manageable. This would be a dream lens for football, I know a lot of photogs who shoot with the 500 F/4 or 600 F/4 and sacrifice aperture for reach.
250/2 would be the perfect match for the 28-70/ and the 70-135/2