The Canon RF lens lineup is continuing to evolve, with new lenses being released every year. According to Swich.JP, Canon will plan to announce RF lenses at a pace of about 7-8 per year.
The RF lens mount is at the heart of Canon’s EOS R System, enabling hugely increased communication speed and bandwidth between camera and lens.
With RF lens options as wide as 5.2mm and as long as 1200mm, the lineup already offers the widest range of focal lengths available in a mirrorless system, and Canon intends to provide a focal length for every subject, for every photographer.
Last year Canon promised to release 32 new RF lenses by 2026.
Canon is planning to announce 7-8 new RF lenses a year according to a recent report from the Japanese website. Here are the details:
Canon will expand its lineup of “RF lenses” for mirrorless cameras. So far Canon has released 33 RF lenses. In recent years, 7-8 Lenses have been released annually, and “I want to maintain this pace,” said Tsuyoshi Tokura, managing executive officer and deputy manager of the Imaging Group.
Managing Executive Officer Tokura recognizes that “the basic lineup of RF lenses has been constructed.” However, more than 70 “EF lenses” for single-lens reflex cameras were deployed before the launch of the EOS R system. The number of RF lenses that have already been released at present is only about half that of EF lenses, and there is a need to expand the lens lineup in order to expand sales of mirrorless cameras.
Canon will maintain the pace of introducing new RF lenses at around 7 to 8 per year, so it seems that we can expect to expand the lineup at a fast pace in the future.
Below are all the Canon Lenses for Mirrorless Cameras:
|Lenses||Announcement Date||Check Price|
|RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM||Feb 8th, 2023||B&HPhoto|
|RF-S 55-210mm F5.0-7.1 IS STM||Feb 8th, 2023||B&HPhoto|
|RF 135mm F1.8 L IS USM||Nov 2nd, 2022||Amazon|
|RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM||June 12th, 2022||Amazon|
|RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM||June 12th, 2022||Amazon|
|RF-S 18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM||May 24th, 2022||Amazon|
|RF-S 18-150mm F3.5-6.3 IS STM||May 24th, 2022||Amazon|
|Rf 800mm F5.6 L IS USM||Feb 24th, 2022||B&HPhoto|
|Rf 1200mm F8 L IS USM||Feb 24th, 2022||B&HPhoto|
|RF 16mm F2.8 STM||Sep 14th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM||Sep 14th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM||Jun 29th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM||Apr 14th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM||Apr 14th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 600mm F4L IS USM||Apr 14th, 2021||Amazon|
|RF 50mm F1.8 STM||Nov 4th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM||Nov 4th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM||Jul 9th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM||Jul 9th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 600mm F11 IS STM||Jul 9th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 800mm F11 IS STM||Jul 9th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 24-105mm F4.0-7.1 IS STM||Feb 12th, 2020||Amazon|
|RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 85mm F1.2L USM||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS||Feb 14th, 2019||Amazon|
|RF 28-70mm F2L USM||Sep 5th, 2018||Amazon|
|RF 50mm F1.2L USM||Sep 5th, 2018||Amazon|
|RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro||Sep 5th, 2018||Amazon|
|RF 24-105mm F4L IS USM||Sep 5th, 2018||Amazon|
Canon RF mount
The Canon RF mount retains the same wide 54mm diameter as the EF mount, but with a big reduction in the back focus distance – the distance between the mount and the sensor – from 44mm in the EF mount to 20mm in the RF mount. This has come about because EF-mount DSLRs had to be designed around the camera’s reflex mirror mechanism, but RF-mount cameras are mirrorless, which allows lens designers to prioritise optical performance and makes new optical designs possible.