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What’s a “realistic” lens that you’d like to see Canon make?

I posted the question of what lens you’d like to see Canon make, the only rule is it had to be somewhat realistic. No “RF 10-1000mm f/1L IS 1.4-2.0x USM” sort of suggestions.

I started with a lens I have wanted for the EF mount, and now I’d like to see it for the RF mount. I love the 28mm focal length and I’d love a nice fast L version for the upcoming EOS R5.

What about a super-fast wide-angle astrophotography prime?

How about a short fast zoom with IS?

A few people would like to see a fast RF 135mm lens.

Maybe we can go all-in on some amazing sports glass?

The EF mount is still getting some love.

Where oh where is that 600mm f/4 DO Canon?

SIGMA did this, but as a zoom, so I guess it’s “realistic”!

… and then there’s poor ahsanford

Sound off in the forum if any of these lenses tickle your fancy, or if you have any other great ideas. Canon engineers definitely read this site!

May 13, 2019
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I'd second the RF 135 f1.x; the EF 135 f2 is my favorite lens ever.

That said, I'd also really love to see an RF 600mm f5.6L for us mere mortal hobbyists who either a) can't afford a $12k 600mm f4, or b) wouldn't want to carry that insurance liability around. If sigma can make a 600mm f6.3 zoom for a grand, surely Canon can make an RF 600mm f5.6L prime for $3k-4k.
 

koenkooi

EOS 7D MK II
Feb 25, 2015
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A long macro, with IS, e.g. RF200mm f/4L MACRO IS. I don't particularly care about the focus motor, silent would be a plus, as would be raw speed. Also, it has to be black, like the EF180mm L macro :)
A refresh of the EF400mm f/5.6 with a 1:2 or better reproduction ratio at MFD would also be good, so add an RF400mm f/5.6L MACRO IS as well. For things like dragonflies longer is better and 1:1 is not as important as it is with the 50-150mm range of macro lenses.
A 3rd lens would be the MP-E 65mm f/3.5 IS, like the old MP-E, but with infinity focus and IS. Stopping at 3x instead of 5x would be a trade-off I can live with.
 

tron

EOS 5D SR
Nov 8, 2011
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600mm 5.6 DO would be awesome. Since the 600 4L IS III is already lighter than II and close to the weight of the would be 600 4 DO there is probably no point for a 600 4 DO (apart from the size).

That's how a 600 5.6 DO would fit. One of the following scenarios would apply:

1. Not going to happen: That would be accomplished by 400DO + 1.4
BUT: for DSLRs poses some additional AF adjustment issues and there is the issue of the weight. A combined 400 DO + 1.4 + hood would be about 2.5Kg. :(

2. It is going to happen: I just got Nikon's 500 5.6PF (And had to buy a D500 to put behind it!) So Murphy's law dictates that this scenario could be possible :ROFLMAO:
 
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SecureGSM

2 x 5D IV
Feb 26, 2017
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14mm 1.4L for astro because the 1.2L mentioned does not seem so realistic to me.
Sigma 14mm 1.8 - a very good lens - is already huge.
How can this be unrealistic if Tony said it is “doable”? With, let me guess, around 10 stops of vignetting in extreme corners and a bucket sized front element to the boot.
 
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Rivermist

Mirrorless or bust.
Apr 27, 2019
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I am very attracted by the 70-135L f:2 that is already announced, but the price and weight are going to be punishing. How about a 70-135 f:2.5 or 2.8 IS that one can hand-carry for more than 5 minutes, that is of a more mangeable form factor and that does not require one to mortgage the house to purchase it? I see gaps in the RF offering where we are seeing either good, reasonably-priced and quite OK lenses (35mm 1.8, etc..) or $2,500+ super-extraordinary L glass. The EF range has a number of very interesting L lenses in the $800-$1600 price range that appeal to non-professional photographers, will they ever be catered for (the 24-105L was a good start but I see no follow-up)?
 

Etienne

EOS 6D MK II
Sep 19, 2010
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A set of well-constructed, weather-proof, affordable, light weight FF RF mount primes with IS from 24mm to 200mm. F stops as follows:

18 mm f/2.8
24 mm f/2
35mm f/1.8 (already available, sort of)
50mm f/1.4
85mm f/1.8
135mm f/2
200mm f/2.8

None of these would be exotic headline grabbing lenses, but with the new RF mount they could provide high IQ at a small size and weight.
 

Bob Howland

EOS 7D MK II
Mar 25, 2012
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M15-45 f/2.8-4, M45-135 f/2.8 or f/2.8-4, M10-20 f/2.8-4. I use lenses on my M5 that are up to 75mm in diameter and have no problems.
 
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FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
Sep 9, 2014
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I'd second the RF 135 f1.x; the EF 135 f2 is my favorite lens ever.

That said, I'd also really love to see an RF 600mm f5.6L for us mere mortal hobbyists who either a) can't afford a $12k 600mm f4, or b) wouldn't want to carry that insurance liability around. If sigma can make a 600mm f6.3 zoom for a grand, surely Canon can make an RF 600mm f5.6L prime for $3k-4k.
How about a Canon RF 600mm f5.6 DO IS [Mk 1] for $7,399?
Or are you talking more like the old but super sharp and fast focusing EF 400mm f5.6?
 
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