Canon Lens Rumors

Is Canon prepping the announcement of two more lenses? It looks that way

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Canon is going to continue and announce new RF glass during 2022, as they work to fill-out the lens lineup and catch up with the backlog of planned releases hampered by supply chain issues.

One of the rumored lenses to be announced has been on our roadmap for quite some time, and Canon should sell a ton of them.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro

Accessories

    • EW-65B
    • E-52II
    • LP1016

The second rumored lens is new to us, and it looks like it will be an affordable full-frame ultra-wide angle lens.

Canon RF 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

Accessories

  • EW-73E
  • E-67II

I would expect an announcement some time in the next week or three.

koenkooi

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I hope the 24mm is 1:2 or better, wide angle macro can be a lot of fun.
 
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entoman

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I hope the 24mm is 1:2 or better, wide angle macro can be a lot of fun.
Yes, fantastic to show a small subject in context with its environment, e.g. a flower with a defocused mountain scene behind it.
 
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JustUs7

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That creates a dilemma. 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 or 16 f/2.8mm? If it’s under $400, has to be the zoom, no? Especially if landscape is the primary use.
 
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Chaitanya

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If that 24mm f1.8 does .5x Max mag ratio then it would be another great lens for Macro on FF cameras(even entry level models). Eagerly awaiting for announcement.
 
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peters

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Dec 25, 2017
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That creates a dilemma. 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 or 16 f/2.8mm? If it’s under $400, has to be the zoom, no? Especially if landscape is the primary use.
Indeed a good question... I guess I woul go for the 15-30, but only if its also very small. For biking and hiking this lense could be great.
I dont care THAT much about the aperture in ultra wide angle lenses. The depth of field is very big, even with an 2,8 lense. And at f4 I often have enough light. So I think for me the bigger variety would trump the bigger aperture =)
 
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ericblenman

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Oct 18, 2020
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That creates a dilemma. 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 or 16 f/2.8mm? If it’s under $400, has to be the zoom, no? Especially if landscape is the primary use.
Size will make a big difference for me too. The 16 is so small I don't think twice about throwing it in the bag wherever I go.
 
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Finally, an affordable UWA option zoom. I do own the 16mm F2.8 but I have mixed feelings about it. It's great value for money, no doubt about it. But I do long for a better IQ in some circumstances. Maybe this lens will provide just that without breaking the bank...
 
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neuroanatomist

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That creates a dilemma. 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 or 16 f/2.8mm? If it’s under $400, has to be the zoom, no? Especially if landscape is the primary use.
The 24-105/4-7.1 is $400. I’d guess the 15-30mm will be $600. It could be higher. Still a bargain compared to the L-series UWA zooms.
 
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nunataks

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I have been waiting for the 24mm for years! Please Canon don't make it an absurd $900 or something...
 

blackcoffee17

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The 15-30 could be an OK kit lens for the R7, even if it's a bit short and slow.

Canon never had a non-L full frame ultrawide before!
 
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Pixel

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So can we just write off any hopes of any interesting L glass for the rest of this year? It’d save me some time.
 
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Traveler

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These lenses are right for me! Please the 15-30 be 300 grams. I’d appreciate the 24 mm to be non-macro and therefore smaller (the same size of the 50mm) as the 35 mm already has macro.
 

Blue Zurich

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Jan 22, 2022
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The 15-30 has been a winner for Tammy,this might be a winner for RF as well! I'll snatch this up for sure.
 

bbasiaga

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I wonder if the 15-30 would compare well against the (sometimes maligned) EF 17-40 L? I'm sure there will be a lot of digital stretching at the wide end. But that has worked out well with the 24-240 and 16mm 2.8.

Brian