A 35mm L lens for the RF mount has been rumoured for what seems to be an eternity. We have seen a patent for such a lens and it has been on our RF lens roadmap for such a lens.
I have been told that the lens has been delayed due to the COVID-19 challenges still plaguing lens manufacturing.
We should expect to see this lens announced in Q4 of 2021, possibly alongside the Canon EOS R3.
The only situation where I'd feel a significant benefit is if they somehow managed to make a lens that greatly improves on flaring, as shooting backlit with the EF 35mm often times leaves little ghosts in the image that are a pain.
Because most people buying into the RF system aren't doing it to adapt DSLR lenses.
I used to have the EF 35mm f/1.4L II. Great lens! However, I have no 35mm presently. So someone like me will be very interested.
Some lenses from Canon are not for me. This one ain't for you. ;) Often, the world is far bigger than the world we've created in our minds.
I had the EF 35mm f/1.4 mkI and I tried on the R5 and did not like it so ended up selling it.
I am not a huge fan of 35mm per se, but I wasn't of 50mm as well and the RF 50mm f/1.2L is changing my mind, so I hope this one will make me a believer too.
Reality is, though, if you are a prime shooter, 35mm is a useful fl to have and... me being a self-declared L prime snob means the 1.8 is a no go :ROFLMAO:
1. I want it
2. It will be hideously expensive
3. Production will be so slow that I won’t be able to buy it until late 2022 at the earliest.
The RF 35 1.8 is an excellent lens because of good IQ, f/1.8 and image stabilization for low light applications. And with good closeup / macro capability it is very flexible - that was my choice of this RF lens.
The only reason I see to buy RF lenses is the sparse availability of the EF-EOS R adapter which avoids "converting" EF lenses to use them in a mixed environment - not meant too serious :)
Why didn’t you like the R5? Because You need to record long oversampled videos?
Surely there are a lot of folks who would love to see updates to their longer-in-tooth L prime designs - 14mm, 24mm, and 135mm being the ones that stick out in my mind. But what do I know? I don't have a market analysis team.
I am Goldilcks, there's no denying it.
Canon: Hold my beer.
Haha Love the scrambling they've got Sony in.
Size and weight is at the extreme bottom of priorities as far as lenses are concerned, unless you're dealing with super telephotos.
You expect me to carry 120 more grams around?!?!?! Noooooooooooooooooo!!!!!