We have confirmed yesterdays report about two new full-frame RF mount lenses in the RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro and the RF 15-30mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM.
Our assumption that they would be announced in the next few weeks may have been incorrect. These lenses may not be announced until October or November of this year.
A third lens will also be announced by November, and that will be the RF 135mm f/1.8L USM (we're not sure about IS). A Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM has been on our roadmap for quite some time, and we have seen patents for such an optical formula. However, it looks like we're getting an f/1.8 version of the very popular focal length.
There has been no word on the much rumored RF 35mm f/1.2L USM. We will actively try to get some new information.
So sad about no news for the 35L though :cry: that one feels more needed... for me.
F1.8 is definitely preferred for me over 1.4 for the 135mm. Definitely more handholdable and usable.
The STM wide angle may get picked up if it's cheap enough and good enough quality. I wouldn't mind a smaller option than the 16-35 for travel.
The 24mm prime is a big want for me and I will be very excited to pick that one up!
Three new RF prime lenses coming in early 2020 [CR2]
Personally, I’m very meh on the prospect of a 135/1.8. I had the 135/2, and while I found it to be a very good lens for portraits, I also found that the 70-200/2.8 was better. The zoom range offers more flexibility, and the same subject isolation as 135/2 can be achieved at 160/2.8 (or 170/2.8 for 135/1.8).
The RF 70-200/2.8 reduces the main advantage of the 135/2 over its EF counterpart, because the RF version is substantially smaller and lighter.
Yes, an old design weights a lot more than these new compact RF zooms. I "only" use the RF 70 200 f/4, but this is awesome...
So based on that definition, there's no guarantee the lens would have been announced then.
I've bought and sold the EF version at least 5 times. I hope I don't do that again if I end up buying this. LOL
This new one will have to really impress for me to consider switching as I got a used f2 for $500.