Third Party Lenses

These are all of the third party lenses for the Canon RF mount

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This is a list and pricing for all of the known third-party lenses that are available for Canon’s RF mount. All of these manufacturers are reputable and available at major retailers. I will be updating this list as new lenses are rumoured or announced.

Third-party RF mount lenses are mostly manual focus at this time. Samyang/Rokinon both have some autofocus lenses, but we don’t expect to see many more until SIGMA and Tamron get into the segment.

SIGMA

SIGMA does not currently offer any RF mount lenses, but that will likely change sometime in 2021 or 2022.

Tamron

Tamron has been silent thus far in regards to making lenses for the RF mount, but I suspect we’ll see something from them this year.

Samyang

Autofocus Lenses

Manual focus lenses

Cinema Lenses

Rokinon

Autofocus Lenses

Manual Focus Lenses

Venus Optics

Manual Focus Lenses

IRIX

Cinema Lenses

NiSi

Manual Focus Lenses

Lensbaby

Manual Focus Lenses

Meike

Manual Focus Lenses

Lomography

Kipon

Manual Focus Lenses

Mitakon Zhongyi

Manual Focus Lenses

7Artisans

Manual Focus Lenses

TTArtisan

Manual Focus Lenses

Brightin Star

Manual Focus Lenses

Funleader

Manual Focus Lenses

Yasuhara

Manual Focus Lenses

navastronia

EOS RP + 5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
695
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While only Samyang/Rokinon offers them right now, I think that with MILC largely eliminating the difference in autofocus accuracy between native and 3rd party glass, there's never been a stronger reason to invest in these cheaper lenses.
 

jolyonralph

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I think we may end up needing a different term to describe RF mounts from third parties if they're not *true* RF (using high speed protocols, with control ring)

Because, as we all know, it's a lot easier just to use the mechanical mount of the RF system but send the 1987 vintage EF protocols to the camera - which Sigma and the other third parties finally understand after quite a long time of getting it almost but not quite right.

I'd call them EF-R lenses, for lenses using the RF mount with EF protocols..

Does it really matter?

I doubt that an 'EF-R' lens would focus as fast as a native RF lens could. They still could be very good lenses, maybe the difference won't be that much in real world use. But I would hesitate to call them true 'RF' lenses.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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I think we may end up needing a different term to describe RF mounts from third parties if they're not *true* RF (using high speed protocols, with control ring)

Because, as we all know, it's a lot easier just to use the mechanical mount of the RF system but send the 1987 vintage EF protocols to the camera - which Sigma and the other third parties finally understand after quite a long time of getting it almost but not quite right.

I'd call them EF-R lenses, for lenses using the RF mount with EF protocols..

Does it really matter?

I doubt that an 'EF-R' lens would focus as fast as a native RF lens could. They still could be very good lenses, maybe the difference won't be that much in real world use. But I would hesitate to call them true 'RF' lenses.

I don't think so, they are lenses with native RF mounts, I don't care too much about what optical design they use or if they use the EF or RF protocols. Canon's RF 50 f/1.8 is basically a 50-year-old optical design with a few tweaks and updated element types and the control ring. Whether or not they're manual focus or autofocus doesn't really change that. Making up a name like "EF-R" would confuse everyone.
 

Stig Nygaard

7DII & G5XII
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Jul 10, 2013
100
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From https://alikgriffin.com/list-of-canon-rf-lenses/ I also found:

List of Yasuhara LensesElementsFilterCheck Price
Anthy 35mm f1.8 Review9/752mmAvailable

Plus he/they expect more LAOWA / Venus Optics coming soon:
9mm f5.614/10coming soon
11mm f4.514/10 Ø62mmcoming soon

Viltrox ?:
Lens NameElementsFilter SizeCheck Price
Viltrox 20mm f1.812/9
 

dwarven

EOS RP
CR Pro
Dec 12, 2019
272
397
California, US
I think we may end up needing a different term to describe RF mounts from third parties if they're not *true* RF (using high speed protocols, with control ring)

Because, as we all know, it's a lot easier just to use the mechanical mount of the RF system but send the 1987 vintage EF protocols to the camera - which Sigma and the other third parties finally understand after quite a long time of getting it almost but not quite right.

I'd call them EF-R lenses, for lenses using the RF mount with EF protocols..

Does it really matter?

I doubt that an 'EF-R' lens would focus as fast as a native RF lens could. They still could be very good lenses, maybe the difference won't be that much in real world use. But I would hesitate to call them true 'RF' lenses.

I have the Sigma EF 70-200mm F2.8 DG OS HSM on my R6, and I don't know if it's physically possible to focus faster than that lens does.
 
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Exploreshootshare

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I'm really interested in getting a third-party lense for astro shots as soon as movement restrictions allow me to go to dark sky places. Does anybody have any experience on the following lenses:

Laowa Venus 12mm F2.8 Zero-D
Laowa 15mm F2 FE Zero-D
Samyang RF 14mm F2.8

I'd really appreciate every feedback on either one of these lenses.

I use to own the Sigma EF 20 F1.4 but I wasn't entirely happy with it (not wide enough/ RF Lenses seem to be way sharper & less coma etc.) so I sold and I've searching ever since.
 

padam

EOS R
Aug 26, 2015
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778
Does not paint a good picture for aftermarket RF lenses with AF, they will need constant updates.

But I am fine with using adapted EF or Canon RF lenses, they work just fine, I don't see the point of buying into the RF system to use aftermarket glass when the whole point is to have that wider mount diameter with lenses specifically designed for it.
 

navastronia

EOS RP + 5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
695
814
Does not paint a good picture for aftermarket RF lenses with AF, they will need constant updates.

But I am fine with using adapted EF or Canon RF lenses, they work just fine, I don't see the point of buying into the RF system to use aftermarket glass when the whole point is to have that wider mount diameter with lenses specifically designed for it.

3rd parties design glass specifically for RF mount cameras, too.

I have had no issues with my EF Sigma 35/1.4 mounted on an EOS RP with the RF adapter.

I wonder if Alex Barrera's problems with the Samyang AF 85/1.4 have more to do with his R5 than they do the lens, and I have read previously that once the R5 updated to the latest firmware, problems with the Samyang were eliminated. I cannot confirm this with my own experience just yet.

EDIT: many commenters on the video are saying that with version 3 camera firmware, the lens works just fine. It may not be a lens firmware issue at all.
 
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maves

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I can highly reccomend the Kipon offerings. I have the 75/2.4 and its fantastic. A friend of mine has the 35/2.4 and has used it in nationally published commercial architectural photo shoots. I plan on picking up one of them soon too!

They are small and light, yet feel solid. Full metal construction. Styling is very Leica-esque. Image quality is great, and the rendering sharp, but with a nice sense of depth. The only trade off is full manual control and relatively slow max aperture.
 

TAF

EOS RP
CR Pro
Feb 26, 2012
452
143
In his interview, didn't SIGMA CEO Kazuto Yamaki indicate that they are already operating at max capacity? That would suggest they can't introduce a new lens until they either expand capacity - which didn't sound like 'the plan' in the interview; or discontinue a less popular product to free up production capacity.

So it might be a little while. I'm looking forward to a SIGMA ART in RF.
 

Canon Rumors Guy

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In his interview, didn't SIGMA CEO Kazuto Yamaki indicate that they are already operating at max capacity? That would suggest they can't introduce a new lens until they either expand capacity - which didn't sound like 'the plan' in the interview; or discontinue a less popular product to free up production capacity.

So it might be a little while. I'm looking forward to a SIGMA ART in RF.

It'll probably be the latter, there is always dead weight in a lineup.