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Further confirmation that the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS & RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS are coming in September

We recently reported that 2 of the three lenses for the RF mount “holy trinity” would be coming in September, and it looks like Nokishita is reporting the same thing.

Both the RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS & RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS have been added to the official product list from Canon and you can expect preordering to start within the next 3-4 weeks.

As previously mentioned, the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS is scheduled to come in December of this year to complete the trinity.

justaCanonuser

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The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS isn't a surprise. It is a sort of gold standard in the standard zoom range, and not all RF system users will be prepared buy the f/2 L version. Surely a fantastic lens, but expensive, big & heavy, and some people will miss IS.
 
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neuroanatomist

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The RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS isn't a surprise. It is a sort of gold standard in the standard zoom range, and not all RF system users will be prepared buy the f/2 L version. Surely a fantastic lens, but expensive, big & heavy, and some people will miss IS.
Agreed, except personally I’d miss the 24-28mm range not the IS. If the R was my primary camera, I’d be very interested in the RF 24-70/2.8 IS. For my current use of the R (mainly a travel camera), I’ll stick with the 24-105, or perhaps I will pick up the 24-240 when that comes out, depending on image quality.

The EF 24-70/2.8 II remains my most-used lens on the 1D X.
 

caffetin

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rf collection of lenses prob will be perfect combination with future r cameras.but very,very expensive.so it will be my dream to own it.
 

Viggo

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I don’t even use wide angle, but man I would love to have that 15-35 and 28-70 :ROFLMAO:
 
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Regarding British pricing, does anybody think the 15-35 may come slightly under £2000? The EF 16-35iii is around £1800 so I'm hoping it won't be a big price jump.
 

Del Paso

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Regarding British pricing, does anybody think the 15-35 may come slightly under £2000? The EF 16-35iii is around £1800 so I'm hoping it won't be a big price jump.
You could buy it in another EEC country, prices are often lower in Germany for instance, and still: zero custom duties...
 

Rivermist

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Awesome. I’m definitely preordering the 15-35.
As for pricing, I don’t think there’s any chance it comes in under $2k; with the extra 1mm on the wide end, and IS, I’d be shocked if it was under $2299 on release.
Agreed that the extra 1mm makes a difference, but I may wait before pulling the trigger on this one (I have the 16-35 IS L) first to see prices go down a bit and also to see what they do in the wider bracket, 12-24 or something like that. I love my 11-24L but it is very heavy, bulky and conspicuous, would the R mount and 12mm at the low end make the resulting lens much lighter and smaller? A manageable RF 12-22 or 12-24 would replace both the EF 11-24 and EF 16-35 IS in my bag. The RF 70-200 is an easier bet, while I like the quality of the 70-200 IS L 4 it is large for its zoom range, so the same zoom range in a smaller format and 2.8 is a no-brainer.
 
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Agreed that the extra 1mm makes a difference, but I may wait before pulling the trigger on this one (I have the 16-35 IS L) first to see prices go down a bit and also to see what they do in the wider bracket, 12-24 or something like that. I love my 11-24L but it is very heavy, bulky and conspicuous, would the R mount and 12mm at the low end make the resulting lens much lighter and smaller? A manageable RF 12-22 or 12-24 would replace both the EF 11-24 and EF 16-35 IS in my bag. The RF 70-200 is an easier bet, while I like the quality of the 70-200 IS L 4 it is large for its zoom range, so the same zoom range in a smaller format and 2.8 is a no-brainer.
Are you using the 16-35 IS for video or just photography? I have been looking at that for video work but concerned about the focus noise with it not being a nano usm.
 

Rivermist

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I do not do much video and for that I use the SL 2 and 18-135 STM lens, the crop format gives better depth of field at similar frame angles and the camera-lens is very compact. To answer your question I do not have experience shooting video with that lens. I'm away from home now but I can check this evening to give you some idea of the noise issue, if there is one.
 

xanbarksdale

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Awesome. I’m definitely preordering the 15-35.
As for pricing, I don’t think there’s any chance it comes in under $2k; with the extra 1mm on the wide end, and IS, I’d be shocked if it was under $2299 on release.
Agreed...really wondering if it's going to be closer to 2k or 3k. Keeping my fingers crossed!
 

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Interesting dilemma, the 11-24 doesn't take filters - until you put it on an adapter for the R, its f4 but way wider and doesn't have IS, however it will work on EF and RF; the RF 15-35 will take filters on the front, has IS and f2.8 but will only work on mirrorless. They will weigh comparable amounts and be similar sizes.

Do you shoot events or statics? What is your preferred shooting aperture? Interesting dilemma for some, I'll be sticking with the 11-24 as for me the near unique fov is king.
 

Rivermist

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Interesting dilemma, the 11-24 doesn't take filters - until you put it on an adapter for the R, its f4 but way wider and doesn't have IS, however it will work on EF and RF; the RF 15-35 will take filters on the front, has IS and f2.8 but will only work on mirrorless. They will weigh comparable amounts and be similar sizes.

Do you shoot events or statics? What is your preferred shooting aperture? Interesting dilemma for some, I'll be sticking with the 11-24 as for me the near unique fov is king.
I shoot events (35mm 2 IS and 85mm 1.4 IS), portrait (70-200 & 85 1.4) and travel (11-24 / 24-105 / 100-400 when I have room and can carry the weight, 16-35 / 24-105 / 70-300 DO if constrained). Events indoors / at night do require larger apertures, travel and portrait (with flash) are mostly 4.0 to 8.0 apertures. I currently use the RP and 5D mk3, but the latter will be replaced by the first IBIS Rx body that shows up.