Canon Lens Rumors

These are a few of the RF lenses coming in 2021 [CR2]

Now that we have seen the likely lens roadmap for 2020, It’s time to move onto 2021, and below are a few lenses that I know are scheduled to be announced next year.

I don’t have all the information about these lenses, but the focal lengths are legitimate. None of these lenses will be L lenses.

  • Canon RF 18-45mm IS STM
    I don’t know if this is for full-frame, or perhaps a kit lens for an APS-C RF camera. Though I don’t believe we’ll ever see “RF-S” lenses.
  • Canon RF 24mm Macro IS
    I have no information on the focus motor or what type of macro capabilities the lens will have.
  • Canon RF 100-400mm IS USM
    This will be a non-L 100-400mm lens.

I haven’t received the same kind of information about upcoming L lenses in 2021, but there is a lot in the works according to various bits of information I have received over the last few months.

jolyonralph

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I suspect they won't release APS-C lenses, and the 18-45 will cover the full image circle for full frame, it might be optimized for APS-C (assuming they release an APS-C R body, which is far from certain) and require some hefty in-camera correction to get it to look reasonable on full frame.
 

Maximilian

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Interesting scope of lenses. If the 18 - 45 was a FF lens, it would be cool, if IQ was good.

Hm, 24mm macro sounds weird for me...
I suppose it is a 1:2 macro like the 35.
It's like Canon thinking: 'The optical formula can do it, so why not offer it to the customer.'
 
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mpb001

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As a user of the EF f4 L series zooms, and since Canon has primarily focused on the RF f2 or 2.8 L series zooms, I now wish Canon would address the RF f4 series zooms more adequately. They have an RF 24-105f4 L and and upcoming RF 70-200’f4 L. Not any in the f4 ultrawide yet. Its sort of unlikely that I would upgrade to an expensive R body until the f4 L line is complete.
As I see it now, if I do add another Canon body it would probably be the R6 with an adapter to use my 17-40 L and 70-200’f4 L. Both are non IS lenses. I would then still use my 5DIV also.
 

Rivermist

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No reason for the 18-45 to be sub-par or APS-C, we have had a very good EF 17-40 L for many years, so designing a new lens with added flexibility of the RF mount and modern lens design capabilities it should be a breeze for Canon to pull off a full-frame RF 18-45, albeit probably not an L. IS is a fair trade for what may be a non-constant maximum aperture (3.5 - 4.5? 4 - 5.6?).
 

Stuart

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I've seen nothing concrete t suggest APS-c will ever resurface in RF. Its closer to to camera phones and EF-M lenses/bodies somewhat cover this area anyway - meanwhile longer cheaper lenses and TC's are appearing for the FF bodies to get FF shooters nearer their subjects - an APS-C feature.
For the next few years there will still be loads of APS-C EF camera's around, and then stock levels to run down, followed by a decent second hand market in RF FF bodies. The RP body is now only £1150 with adapter pretty much the same as a EOS 90D.
Would canon need to chase the £300 EOS 4000D market with RF lenses when its still trying to pull xxD and XXXD users up into the FF market. Mirrorless still has a mechanical shutter and until they lose that it may not be worth pursuing the value end of the market.
I actually hope i'm wrong and APS-c is possible soon, but they are doing so much elsewhere that's great too so i see them focusing there for now..
 

Rivermist

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And this makes life hard (unless you have just won the lotto). The 70-200 2.8 IS is awe-inspiring and very tempting (my first "L" lens in EF was the 70-200 2.8 ISL), but the 70-135 L is mouthwatering for portrait (with an IBIS body, extra $$), and for travel I have got used to taking my EF 100-400L for years, so the RF 100-500L is on the list too. Except that as a non-professional, you can't have 'em all :(
 

Mark3794

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I've seen nothing concrete t suggest APS-c will ever resurface in RF. Its closer to to camera phones and EF-M lenses/bodies somewhat cover this area anyway - meanwhile longer cheaper lenses and TC's are appearing for the FF bodies to get FF shooters nearer their subjects - an APS-C feature.
For the next few years there will still be loads of APS-C EF camera's around, and then stock levels to run down, followed by a decent second hand market in RF FF bodies. The RP body is now only £1150 with adapter pretty much the same as a EOS 90D.
Would canon need to chase the £300 EOS 4000D market with RF lenses when its still trying to pull xxD and XXXD users up into the FF market. Mirrorless still has a mechanical shutter and until they lose that it may not be worth pursuing the value end of the market.
I actually hope i'm wrong and APS-c is possible soon, but they are doing so much elsewhere that's great too so i see them focusing there for now..
The fact that the EOS RP + 24-105 f4-7.1 is currently 999$ at B&H is a solid proof that we won't see aps-c RF cameras. Also, there is the M line for small and compact camera.

Link if you wanna grab this super sweet deal:
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1558260-REG/canon_3380c132_eos_rp_mirrorless_digital.html