Canon Lens Rumors

Here are some new lens images and early pricing

Some early pricing and new lens images have leaked ahead of the official announcement on July 9, 2020.

UK pricing for four lenses has been confirmed.

As far as USD pricing goes, expect these prices to be very close to USD pricing. Keep in mind that UK pricing includes VAT.

sobrien

I'm New Here
Apr 26, 2020
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Great to see a three position focus limiter switch on the RF 85. Hopefully AF will be snappy enough for general use, with the help of that. Bodes well I feel. Price also suggests it will be a quality offering and should be at least a match for the RF 35 in terms of IQ. Struggle to see myself not picking this up at some stage.
 
100-500 price isn't unexpected considering how expensive RF 70-200/2.8 is compared to EF. But when compared to say the $2K Sony 200-600 which is longer, faster, internal zoom, short zoom throw, excellent IQ (ie not a budget optic) and takes TCs well, the price of the 100-500 seems high to me. I think it should have matched the $2200 100-400II price more.

Comparing some other RF glass between UK and USD the UK price is usually just slightly less than USD (like £2599 vs $2699 for RF70-200)
 

Go Wild

EOS RP
Dec 8, 2014
272
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Rf 85 - Price is good
RF 100 - 500 - Hugely overpriced
RF 600/800 - It was what I expected but I honestly cannot evaluate the price because we simply don´t know what the behaviour of such lenses.

Very negative, the price of the 100-500! For example, the 200-600 F5.6-6.3 is Way cheaper, more luminous and have more zoom. Can´t understand this price...It´s a no good Canon....

EDIT: the more zoom means more reach, the zoom value is the same
 

Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
93
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So can we expect to see the 100-500mm sell in the 2,500 range in the US? That would be in-line with Sony and the previous 100-400L (that lens was, I believe, under $2600 when released).
 
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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Rf 85 - Price is good
RF 100 - 500 - Hugely overpriced
RF 600/800 - It was what I expected but I honestly cannot evaluate the price because we simply don´t know what the behaviour of such lenses.

Very negative, the price of the 100-500! For example, the 200-600 F5.6-6.3 is Way cheaper, more luminous and have more zoom. Can´t understand this price...It´s a no good Canon....
Wrong comparison. The 200-600 is a consumer lens (a G lens; Sony's professional-grade lenses are GM). The 100-500L is a professional-grade lens that replaces the 100-400L. The Sony 100-400 GM is $2600, which is around where I expect (hope) the 100-500 sells for in the States.
 
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Dmcavoy

EOS R
Nov 20, 2019
9
18
Really happy with the price of the 85mm, will definitely be picking one up. Ideal for my type of work!

Still interested to see what these telephotos are like, even if I won't be buying one.
 

fox40phil

EOS 90D
Apr 12, 2013
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Wrong comparison. The 200-600 is a consumer lens (a G lens; Sony's professional-grade lenses are GM). The 100-500L is a professional-grade lens that replaces the 100-400L. The Sony 100-400 GM is $2600, which is around where I expect the 100-500 to come out in the States.
Professionell?! With only 2 focus options? The Sony and Sigma has three...seems to be more professional at all!
I m heavily missing the near distance focus option! This is a huge mistake by Canon!
 

pj1974

80D, M5, 7D, & lots of glass and accessories!
Oct 18, 2011
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If these are indeed the official UK prices well, I prefer knowing reality than even educated guesses! :unsure:

My educated guesses were, very close to these prices for the RF 85 STM, RF 600mm and RF 800mm would be.
Out of these 3, I am most interested in the 85mm (i.e. I can't see myself getting the 600mm or 800mm).

However I had hoped the RF 100-500mm might have been closer to around £/$2300 - because of the smaller aperture.
(But I did realise the 100-500mm was a premium in reach in terms of Canon's EF 100-400mm L IS USM II).

The RF 100-500mm is a lens I would be quite keen on after I pick up a RF 24-105mm f/4. That'll make a good 2 lens travel combination. (y)

The £/$2900 sets the bar high for me finding innovating ways of saving money after I hope put my hard earned cash in to buy a R5.
The good thing is with a EOS R adapter (EF lens on an RF mount) do work well (I've tried it on a friend's and store EOS R).
And I am assured that I will still get a lot of good use out of my EF 70-300mm L for a while. It's been great on my DSLRs.

As we know, extra reach s always welcome. :) The EOS R5 is only a few days away from being announced!! Yay! :love:

PJ
 
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AlanF

Stay alert, control the camera, save photos
Aug 16, 2012
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I was going to order the 100-500mm + R5, as I have written a few threads. But £2899 is too high and the total outlay will likely be >£5,500-6000. I'll wait awhile and keep going with my current excellent gear until convinced.
 

Sharlin

EOS R
Dec 26, 2015
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Very negative, the price of the 100-500! For example, the 200-600 F5.6-6.3 is Way cheaper, more luminous and have more zoom. Can´t understand this price...It´s a no good Canon....

EDIT: the more zoom means more reach, the zoom value is the same
The Canon lens is a 5x zoom while the Sony is just 3x. Quotient matters, not difference. The Sony only has 20% more reach but lacks the very useful 100mm–200mm range at the wide end.
 

Aussie shooter

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Dec 6, 2016
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Well. It certainly looks like they have priced those primes at a point that will ensure they sell like hotcakes. I still think they are limited with the f11 but for those prices i think any limitation is more than acceptable.
 
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bbasiaga

Canon Shooter
Nov 15, 2011
249
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pretty excited about the long primes. Less than 1k USD maybe for the 800. Definitely worth a rent and try. Of course, I'll have to get an RF body first. Or rent that too.
 

blackcoffee17

EOS RP
Sep 17, 2014
393
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The Canon lens is a 5x zoom while the Sony is just 3x. Quotient matters, not difference. The Sony only has 20% more reach but lacks the very useful 100mm–200mm range at the wide end.
The Canon is a more versatile lens and better for travel and everyday use. The Sony is a better wildlife lens in my opinion. I only read good things about the AF, build and image quality. Its a very solid lens, easily L quality.
 
The prime prices are good I am however surprised at the price of the 100-500 when an EF 100-400 L is cheaper currently by about £900. If from what I have read EF glass will work fine including IS with IBIS and the only negative is a small adaptor between body and lens then I don't see why many would want the extra 100mm for £900 and a slower F7.1 compared to F5.6. I own the 100-400 mk2 and it is brilliant on my 7D2 and I have used it on an RP with adaptor with no issues at all so again the 45% increase in price for extra 100mm seems a lot to me.
 
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Jul 7, 2020
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Rf 85 - Price is good
RF 100 - 500 - Hugely overpriced

For example, the 200-600 F5.6-6.3 is Way cheaper, more luminous and have more zoom. Can´t understand this price...It´s a no good Canon....

EDIT: the more zoom means more reach, the zoom value is the same
RF 85 is not a L lens, while 100-500 is a L lens, and more expensive. The Sony 200-600 is a consumer zoom even though the image quality is very good. I would guess that the build quality of the 100-500 is in another league compared to the Sony 200-600. You are comparing apples to oranges. You can compare the Canon 100-500 to Sony 100-400.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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Jul 20, 2010
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A quick comparison between the Sony FE 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G OSS and Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM

SpecificationCanon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USMSony FE 200-600 f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
Weight1370g (3.02lbs)2115g (4.66lbs)
Size93.8mm (3.69") x 207.6mm (8.17")111.5mm (4.38") x 318mm (12.5")
Filter Size77mm95mm
Elements/Groups20 elements in 14 groups24 elements in 17 groups
Minimum focusing distance0.9m (2.95')2.4m (7.87')
Pricing$2699$1998
Magnification0.33x (telephoto)0.20x (telephoto)