Two new RF L mount lenses rumored for 2021 [CR1]

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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.
 

koenkooi

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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.

The 24-105 STM, 35 STM and 85 STM are what I consider "smaller", which lenses and sizes are you looking for?
 

derpderp

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I'm just waiting for the 24mm F1.2L. That will round out my collection of RF lenses just nicely.

(oh and the 14-28 F2 of course.)
 
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BeenThere

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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 :sneaky:.

But seriously, I'm all for weird designs.
Pancake version. :unsure: :ROFLMAO:
 
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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.
Sure but that way you have a nice back cap for all big RF lenses :D
 

tron

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Agreed! I've been waiting for the 600mm f/4 DO ever since Canon posted the mock-up of it a few years ago.
They made 600mm 4 L IS III which weighs as their DO lens was intended to. But the length is an issue too. A DO version of this lens would be nice.
 

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I'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
 
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H. Jones

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250/2 would be the perfect match for the 28-70/ and the 70-135/2

Agreed. I like that combination more as well because you both gain reach *and* gain a whole stop of light over the 24-70/70-200 combo. I don't think there's as compelling of an argument for using a 28-70 F/2, 70-135 f/2, and 200 f/2 combo, because you're gaining a whole lot of weight just to end up back at 200mm.
 

tron

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These lenses show that Canon does not intend to antagonize their own EF big white teles so there must be hope for EF series too. At least I hope so!
 
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