Canon Lens Rumors

Pricing for the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM has leaked

Canon will be officially announcing the RF 50mm f/1.8 STM and RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM imminently, but pricing has leaked out ahead of the official announcement.

The Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM will be $199 USD and the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L USM will be $1599.

Correction: I have corrected the pricing of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM from a previous typo.

David - Sydney

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Well, well Canon. Looks like Canon is addressing the complaints about no cheap lenses for the R mount to some degree. Local EF 50/1.8 is AUD189 so about USD120 + US tax.
RF50mm/1.8 will definitely be cheaper than EF50mm/1.8+adapter and smaller.
RF70-200mm/4 @USD1299 (plus local tax) will be about the same as the EF version ~AUD2050. This sounds a little optimistic but happy to be wrong. Wouldn't be surprised if the local price is higher... at least to cover the local 5 year warranty
 

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That's a great price on that 50! I'll have to grab one of those. Good price on that 70-200 too, but I think I'm going to hold off and wait for a 15-35 F4L.
Fortunately the rumor is the 15-35 F/4L is actually a 14-35mm F/4L! Going to be tough for me to decide if I want to replace my 16-35 F4L with that or the 15-35mm F/2.8L.
 

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The 50 f/1.8 is cheaper than I thought. On the 70-200 f/4 Nokishitha' tweet says $1599. If that is true yet another over pricing from Canon.
 
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David - Sydney

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Fortunately the rumor is the 15-35 F/4L is actually a 14-35mm F/4L! Going to be tough for me to decide if I want to replace my 16-35 F4L with that or the 15-35mm F/2.8L.
My current 77mm filters can be used on my RF70-200mm, EF24-105 and EF16-35mm/4. CPL/6 stop ND and 10 stop ND are screw in and my grads are 100mm wide on 77mm thread.

Moving from my EF16-35mm/4 to RF would mean new filters for >77mm thread. That will be expensive for me. 82mm for the RF15-35mm/2.8 and would be larger if it is 14-35mm.
Unlikely that a 14-35mm lense would accept a front filter thread ie bulbous and need a special setup like the Nikon 14-24mm or EF11-24mm.
I have my Samyang 14mm/2.8 if I need wider but it is mostly for astrolandscapes ie not using filters
I'm sure that a new RF wide angle zoom will be great but it would add another AUD1k minimum for the new filters.... Much more if 150mm grads would be needed.