Canon RF 15-30mm IS STM, RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Lenses to be Announced Soon

According to Digicame-info, Canon will soon announce two new RF lenses: RF 15-30mm IS STM lens and RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM lens.

Canon RF 15-30mm IS STM Lens:
・ Lens hood: EW-73E
・ Lens cap: E-67II

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens:
・ Lens hood: EW-65B
・ Lens cap: E-52II
・ Lens case: LP1016

Both lenses should be compact lenses, with a light weight and not very expensive price.

New Canon Patents for 28-70mm f/2.8 & 28-60mm f/2.8 Lenses

New Canon Patent applications filed for a set of RF mount lenses. These new lenses are the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.8 & 28-60mm f/2.8.

Canon patent application 2022091621 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for two small and compact zoom lenses with large aperture:

  • 28-70mm f/2.8
  • 28-60mm f/2.8

Example 1

  • Focal length: 28.84-67.90
  • F value: 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 32.68-17.67
  • Image height: 18.50-21.64
  • Overall length: 138.40-105.42
  • Back focus: 10.97-21.12

Example 2

  • Focal length: 28.84-60
  • F value: 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 32.68-19.83
  • Image height: 18.50-21.64
  • Overall length: 132.38-106.85
  • Back focus: 13.47-23.82

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS Review : “Fantastic Lens and Affordable Price”

Check out this positive Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS review. The 40 minutes review below from Duade Paton, gives a lot of information about the lens.  The Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS review simply says it is a “fantastic lens and affordable price”. The super telephoto zoom lens sells at less than $600.

RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens – at Amazon/B&H/Adorama Continue reading “Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS Review : “Fantastic Lens and Affordable Price””

Venus Optics Announces Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens

Venus Optics announced the Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO lens. The US price of the macro lens is $499 and available for Sony E mount, Canon RF, Nikon Z, Leica L mounts.  are sold at Adorama and B&H

Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2x Ultra Macro APO is specifically designed for mirrorless cameras with full-frame sensors size. With its fascinating 2:1 magnification capability and focus to infinity, the lens can capture subjects in any size, making it very versatile for different applications including macro, commercial and portrait photography. It is super compact and lightweight, the size of the lens is significantly smaller than other equivalents on the market. An apochromatic (APO) characteristic is equipped even in high magnification to provide outstanding image quality. Continue reading “Venus Optics Announces Laowa 90mm f/2.8 2X Ultra Macro APO Lens”

Canon Patent: 135mm f/2, 400mm f/4 and 50mm f/2.5 defocus smoothing

New Canon Patent applications filed for a set of RF mount lenses with electronically controlled Defocus Smoothing (DS).

Defocus Smoothing is a technology Canon first introduced with the RF 85mm f/1.2L DS lens. The featured Canon patent might suggest more DS lenses are on their way.

Canon patent application 2020-199390 (Japan) discusses optical formulas and methods for three prime lenses with DS:

  • 135mm f/2
  • 400mm f/4
  • 50mm f/2.5

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Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens Now in Stock at Adorama

The new Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens is now in stock at Adorama for $19,999, and it will be soon in stock at B&H.

Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM Lens: $19,999 at Adorama.

Unparalleled length with a distinctly compact and lightweight design, the Canon RF 1200mm f/8 L IS USM is a super-telephoto prime offering a premium mixture of optics quality, intuitive handling, and professional-grade durability

Key Features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/8 to f/64
  • Fluorite, Super UD, and UD Elements
  • Air Sphere and Super Spectra Coatings
  • Ring-Type USM AF System
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focus Range Limiter, Two Focus Presets
  • Customizable Electronic Focus Ring
  • Weather-Sealed Design, Fluorine Coating
  • Rotating Tripod Collar

Rumored Canon RF lenses: RF-S 33mm f/1 L USM and RF 70-300mm f/2-4 L IS USM

A new Canon rumor surfaced online, suggesting that the company might announce two lenses. According to the source rumored Canon RF lenses are RF 70-300mm f/2-4L IS And RF-S 33mm f/1L.

  • Canon RF-S 33mm f/1L USM lens
  • Canon RF 70-300mm f/2-4L IS USM: 1.6kg zoom lens that still has a large aperture of f/2.4 at 150mm. The image quality at 300mm should be equal to or even better than the already discontinued Canon EF 300mm f / 4L IS USM lens.

See also Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2022-2023

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Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review: “Good sharpness, nice bokeh & pleasing rendering”

Here is a new Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review. Admiring Light published a fresh Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review which also comes with sample pictures.

They are very positive in this Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review and say the lens offers “good sharpness, nice bokeh & pleasing rendering“.

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens: $899 at AmazonB&HAdorama.

Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Lens At a glance

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Fixed f/11 Aperture
  • Retractable, Locking Lens Barrel
  • Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Compatible with RF Extenders

From Admiring Light conclusion: Continue reading “Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review: “Good sharpness, nice bokeh & pleasing rendering””

New Canon Patents for RF 11-24mm f/4L and RF 8-24mm f/4L Fisheye Lenses

New Canon Patents filed for several new RF mount lens models. The patent application describes the RF 11-24mm f/4L USM wide-angle and RF 8-24mm f/4L USM fisheye lenses for Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras.

The first lens is similar as previous rumored RF 10-24mm f/4L USM lens, which is in the RF lens roadmap for a long time. The second lens is a zoom fisheye lens, this lens will work as a circular fisheye on a full-frame sensor and as a “normal” fisheye on the crop sensors found in the Canon EOS R7 and Canon EOS R10. Continue reading “New Canon Patents for RF 11-24mm f/4L and RF 8-24mm f/4L Fisheye Lenses”

Updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap 2022-2023

Here are the latest updates for Canon RF lenses. In this article you can find the RF series lenses expected to be released in two years period. So this is the updated Canon RF Lens Roadmap for 2022 & 2023.

To date, Canon has offered great lenses for the RF mount and demonstrated how committed it is to a full frame mirrorless camera system. Canon has already released a total of 28 Canon RF lenses, you can check price & specs at B&H Photo Video/Amazon. Below are upcoming Canon RF lenses for 2022-2023. 

The cameras that can use the RF mount are:

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