Canon announced the RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z last week with a lot of fanfare. With that lens came two PowerZoom accessories, the PZ-E2 and PZ-E2B. The latter utilizes the 20pin port with allows it to work with compatible Canon cinema and broadcast accessories.

Over the weekend we were told that the RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z won't be the last of the PowerZoom compatible RF mount lenses for the EOS R system, and that we can expect “at least two more in the next year or so”.

Last month we reported that Canon would release an internal zoom RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens next year, and it seems that it too will be compatible with the PZ-E2 and PZ-E2B.

This shouldn't be a shock, a $1000+ accessory should work with more than one EOS R lens. Unlike the PZ-E1, which was about $200 and only compatible with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 USM.

The same source suggested that a “superzoom” would also be added to the PowerZoom lineup of lenses next year.

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  1. No surprise that there would be more lenses with the Z designation. Interested to see what this rumored superzoom turns out to be.
    24/28-300 f/2.8-5.6 please, Canon.
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  2. I do think there will be some hybrid prime lenses.
    Do you mean:
    • No (or small amount of) focus breathing
    • Internal focus
    • Focus ring with gearing for focus pulling
    • Aperture ring on the lens
    • Silent focus motor
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  3. First of all the price for the zoom adapter needs to go down.
    The adapter for the big broadccast lenses was/is below 500 quid.
    Those two new ones are way overpriced.
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  4. Somehow this sounds like Canon is trying to get more videogs into the R system instead of the competition as the dedicated cine line-up seems to be too expensive.
    Could this a plan that those two should merge closer together? :unsure:
    OTOH, it still seems quite expensive... :unsure:
    For me the portability is more important, size and weight. But it seems that Canon has already addressed that segment well enough in their opinion with the existing line-up of RF lenses.
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  5. Do you mean:
    • No (or small amount of) focus breathing
    • Internal focus
    • Focus ring with gearing for focus pulling
    • Aperture ring on the lens
    • Silent focus motor
    That is exactly what I mean.
    IS would be a bonus.
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  6. I wish the zoom motor to be internal, it would be fantastic to control it with the gimbal dial.
    Hope will have some way to control it on the gimbal as a one-man crew.
    All of the existing controllers should work with the 20-pin adapter.
    I have no idea what they are planning with the USB-C connector.
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  7. For me the portability is more important, size and weight.
    That seems to be the way Sony is going.
    Canon seems to be way more serious about video but I do not think they should just cede small and light to Sony.
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  8. Glass half full for the photographers and casual videographers aka content creators is they can avoid paying for the 1K gadget till it's cheaper or needed.
    Looking at both C of R5C & Z attributes, my impression is Canon is trying to repurpose their photo gear to a more seriouse video gear but not quite there for a co-existing workhorses. In a bigger picture, they are planing for tiktok vs. Instagram kind of scenario.

    I still think there are too many letters on such products; could be an indication of several sub group hierarchy they have in their company.
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  9. Please, please let it be a 300mm f/2.8...
    I don’t think we’ll be seeing if white primes from Canon any time soon
    The tech and sharpness are already maxxed out. Canon’s only option is to develop them into zooms instead.
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