The next announcements from Canon will be a slew of lenses. We had reports of an announcement coming in late September, and that has obviously passed without anything being announced. We are very confident that a lot of new lenses will be announced between now and March 2024, but we're still waiting for any solid dates.

We have put together a list of the lenses to expect between now and then. Our roadmap which is about 2.5 years old has been about as accurate as we could have hoped, and this is an update to that.

We do expect a few lens announcements in 2023.

RF-S Lenses

Canon RF-S 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM

This will be built off of the EF-M version, which was one of our favourite EF-M lenses.


Canon RF-S super telephoto zoom.

The focus of this lens will be its small size and lightweight. We don't know the focal range for this lens.


Canon RF-S fast prime.

Could we get an RF-S version of the EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM? We think a lot of people would be over the moon if that happened. The EF-M version was probably the best EF-M lens from a technical side.


RF Lenses

Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L // Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L

We expect the new autofocus tilt-shift lenses to be announced around the same time as the EOS R5 Mark I.

Our original roadmap has both the 14mm and 24mm focal lengths. We wouldn't be surprised to see something around 50mm either.


Canon RF 24mm f/1.4L USM // Canon RF 35mm f/1.2 or f/1.4L USM

No comment.


Canon RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM

We imagine that this lens will come once Canon has caught up on RF 100-300mm f/2.8L IS USM production.


Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (Internal Zoom)

An internal zoom fast 70-200 f/2.8 has been mentioned a few times and it could make sense to announce such a lens alongside the EOS R1 in 2024. We think that this lens will be in addition to the lineup and not a v2 of the current RF 70-200 f/2.8L IS USM.


Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM

An ultra-wide zoom is definitely on the docket, though it's possible that the focal range we have been told about is incorrect.


There are obviously other lenses in Canon's plans, but we have not been privy to the information. We have heard that another VR lens is in the pipeline as well as a few more Non-L zoom and prime lenses.

It does feel a bit quiet in the world of Canon when compared to the competitors, but we just have to enjoy being patient.

Go to discussion...

83 comments

  1. If the 11-22 and 32mm actually arrive, I hope we’ll get an EVF-less RF body to go with it.
    But that will have to be really well executed to tempt me away from my R8 with the 16,28 and 50mm primes for traveling.
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  2. This will be built off of the EF-M version, which was one of our favourite EF-M lenses.
    Is there a reliable source for this? I had the impression it was mostly guessing that a wideangle zoom would be "a conversion" of the EF-M lens?
    Personally I'm waiting for a wideangle zoom to replace EF-S 10-18mm or 10-22mm. In other words, something that goes down to at least 10mm (75% of the photos I shoot with my wideangle zoom are shot at 10mm). Preferable wider (it should be "easy" to make with the shorter flangedistance of R-mount).
    Also hoping for some R mount replacement for the EF-S 15-85mm. Again at least 15mm wide in the short end.

    Sigh, doesn't sound like I should expect anything like those any time soon :-/

    An "RF-S super-telezoom" sounds interesting though. Do they really mean super-telezoom?
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  3. Still waiting for the Canon RF-S 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM. I’d have thought this would have been announced in Sep 23. There is no suitable light RF-S wide angle lens around yet.
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  4. Still needing those fast 1.4 primes that combine IQ, good build, portability and USM.

    The current STM's are just lacking. And the L's are cumbersome for travel and hideously expensive to get in multiple focal lengths. Or mostly just missing entirely.
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  5. Canon RF 24mm f/1.4L USM // Canon RF 35mm f/1.2 or f/1.4L USM


    No comment.
    :ROFLMAO:
    That's the best joke of the day. Thanks for making me laugh.
    So glad, that I'm not in the market for those.
    But if I was... and I can hear the roar coming from those eagerly waiting for those fast primes. :censored:
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  6. The RF-S, super telephoto zoom seems curious. I’m no optical designer, but I’ve always heard that, beyond about 200 mm or so, there is not much of a size or weight savings from the 1.6 CF image circle.

    Being a crop user, I like the RF-S 11-18 rumor.

    The 200-500 f/4L also sounds interesting, depending on its price. probably won’t be $3K because that’s where the current 100-500 is, but $10K is a nonstarter for me.
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  7. The RF-S, super telephoto zoom seems curious. I’m no optical designer, but I’ve always heard that, beyond about 200 mm or so, there is not much of a size or weight savings from the 1.6 CF image circle.

    I am mostly happy with the RF100-400 on my R6 and R10, which is comparatively light already and very versatile for what I use it for.
    Honestly though, I cannot say what specs a long APS-C tele would have to have that would make it attractive to me.
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