Canon Lens Rumors

We’ve received the pricing for the new RF lenses

Next week, we’re obviously going to see both the Canon EOS 90D and Canon EOS M6 Mark II announcements. Along with the two new camera bodies, we should also see 2 more RF lenses officially announced this week. The RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM, RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM coming first and the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM coming at a later date.

We have received pricing for the 3 mentioned lenses, but the pricing came to use in Thai Baht, so we’ve done a bit of converting to get what we think the USD pricing will be.

  • Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM 82,600 THB – $2499 USD $2299
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM 82,600 THB – $2499 USD $2299
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM 93,500 THB – $2799 USD

The RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM are scheduled to begin shipping in October, while the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM will be coming in December. There is still no word on pricing or availability for the RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS.

Please keep in mind currency conversion with camera gear is not an exact science, but you won’t have to wait long to see the official USD pricing.

Thanks Mark

Correction: The RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM is likely not being formally announced this week. We have updated the story. 

flip314

EOS RP
Sep 26, 2018
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Ouch. So much for Canon continuing to have cheaper lenses than Sony and Nikon... I've been predicting much lower prices than this, but incorrectly it seems.

Although, the 24-70 2.8 price is only $200 more than the EF version 2 was at release, so this might just be the early adopter premium. (or the currency conversion isn't accurate)
 

BillB

EOS 6D MK II
May 11, 2017
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Ouch. So much for Canon continuing to have cheaper lenses than Sony and Nikon... I've been predicting much lower prices than this, but incorrectly it seems.

Although, the 24-70 2.8 price is only $200 more than the EF version 2 was at release, so this might just be the early adopter premium. (or the currency conversion isn't accurate)
Adjusted, for inflation, the RF prices may not be all that much higher than the introductory prices of their EF equivalents.
 

navastronia

EOS RP + 5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
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Exactly the cost I thought the 24-70 2.8 L IS would be. Budgeting now to get it at some point.

Hoping for a development announcement for a 100-400 L soon with a price under 2.5K.
 

bgoyette

EOS T7i
Feb 6, 2015
92
39
Ouch. So much for Canon continuing to have cheaper lenses than Sony and Nikon... I've been predicting much lower prices than this, but incorrectly it seems.

Although, the 24-70 2.8 price is only $200 more than the EF version 2 was at release, so this might just be the early adopter premium. (or the currency conversion isn't accurate)
I'm forgetting, which EF 24-70 2.8L IS is it that you're comparing this to? :)
 

glongstaff

EOS T7i
Dec 9, 2012
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so as Canon et al dont like to use conversion rates for the UK market but seem to like 1 pound = 1 dollar. Have been thinking of switching to mirrorless from the Canon 5D MKIII to reduce weight,sizes etc but after reading various articles on the weight of some of the RF lenses and now the pricing it certainly puts me off switching to mirrorless for quite a while
 

YuengLinger

EOS 5D MK IV
Dec 20, 2012
2,599
698
Southeastern USA
I did not realize that country-to-country pricing was consistently linked. We in the USA often read on Canon Rumors about prices in Europe that seem much higher. Is that because of VAT in addition to Canon's price? Are prices really the same around the world? Or is Thailand a special case? (I've been to Thailand three times but never bought electronics.)
 
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PureClassA

Canon since age 5. The A1
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If prices are correct, Canon is not exactly making it easy for ppl to switch to mirrorless. Isn't it like shooting your own foot ? Well, we won't have to wait long to find out.
It’s totally in line for L glass. But I hear you. Canon needs to get more non-L primes out for the RF mount asap. And Im sure they’re on it. But yes, going heavy on the L glass to start does make it difficult if you dont want to use and adapter
 

dtaylor

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Jul 26, 2011
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About 10-15% higher than I thought. Still not terrible. Damn i want that 15-35. I may have to sell the 16-35 f4 and be without a wide on my EF gear....
The only one that kills me is the 24-70 IS. I love my EF 24-70 II but I do miss IS on it at times. The 15-35 will be a stellar lens but f/2.8 isn't worth the extra $$$ for me personally.
 
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amorse

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Well, it's not cheap, but it probably shouldn't be unexpected either. Frankly, if I had an R body I'd snap up one of those 15-35s immediately. I don't pre order anything as a rule, but I'd probably pre order that.
 
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