Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 and RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM Lenses Coming Soon

Along with the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, Canon will allegedly announce  two RF lenses in the near future. These optics would be the RF 16mm f/2.8 and RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM lenses.

The Canon RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM lens is a non-L lens. The aperture of the Canon RF 70-400mm lens has not yet been confirmed, but it is rumored for F5.6-7.1.

The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 lens is also a non-L prime lens which has not appeared on the roadmap until now. This lens is probably for a full-frame sensor, but it may also be a very useful wide-angle lens for APS-C cameras. I don’t think this lens will have a macro function. Continue reading “Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 and RF 70-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM Lenses Coming Soon”

Patent: Canon RF 24mm f/1.2L, RF 28mm f/1.2L and RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lenses

New Canon patents published for RF mount lenses. These Canon lenses are the RF 35mm f/1.2L, 35mm f/1.4L, 28mm f/1.2L and 24mm f/1.2L.

Canon is working hard on the small and lightweight ultra wide lenses with good optical quality for the Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.

[Publication number] JP 2021-92694(P2021-92694A)
[Publication date] June 17, 2021
[Patent application title] Optical system and imaging device Continue reading “Patent: Canon RF 24mm f/1.2L, RF 28mm f/1.2L and RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lenses”

Coming Next : Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

Looks like the next lens from Canon will be the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens. The lens hood is EW-83P. The details and announcement date is still unknown at the moment.

Nokishita confirmed that Canon will soon announce a new RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM lens, which will be equipped with an EW-83P hood.

As you know Canon introduced the EOS R3 with a development announcement. So before the Tokyo Olympics we expect the Canon EOS R3 to be announced officially. This announcement will also bring many new Canon RF lenses. First one would be the Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens. Continue reading “Coming Next : Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens”

Canon Patent for 83mm f/1.4 Lens For RF Mount

A new Canon patent application 2021-81531A (Japan) discusses optical formulas for a 83mm f/1.4 lens for RF-mount mirrorless cameras.

Embodiment 1

  • Focal length (mm): 82.87
  • F number: 1.45
  • Half angle of view (degree): 14.63
  • Image height (mm): 21.64
  • Lens length (mm): 126.50
  • Back focus (mm): 13.00

Embodiment 2

  • Focal length (mm): 82.86
  • F number: 1.45
  • Half angle of view (degree): 14.63
  • Image height (mm): 21.64
  • Lens length (mm): 128.50
  • Back focus (mm): 17.13

Embodiment 3

  • Focal length (mm): 82.64
  • F number: 1.45
  • Half angle of view (degree): 14.67
  • Image height (mm): 21.64
  • Lens length (mm): 113.70
  • Back focus (mm): 18.16

Best Canon RF Lenses

If you are looking for the best Canon RF lenses; here is a detailed guide for you. Our full list of top recommended RF-mount lenses for Canon EOS R5, R6, R, Ra and RP mirrorless cameras.

The RF lens mount was developed by Canon and launched in 2018 to replace the EF mount. The Canon RF mount has the same 54mm diameter, but boasts a flange focal distance (the space between the lens and the sensor) of 20mm (24mm shorter than that of the EF/EF-S mount, thanks to the lack of mirror) and 12 electrical contacts (4 more than EF/EF-S, providing faster communication).

Canon RF lenses are not compatible with EF, EF-S or EF-M mount camera bodies. This means they are not backwards compatible with DSLR lenses that use the older EF mount. While Canon initially continued to develop several more EF mount DSLRs after the launch of the RF mount, they stated publicly at the beginning of 2020 that there would be no more EF lenses. Remember that the non-L lenses are not weather sealed.

Up to now, Canon has released a total of 22 RF mount lenses for its full-frame mirrorless cameras. The company is planning to announce more RF mount optics in near future. So, choosing the right lens will get harder since the the camera maker starts to add more lenses to its RF line-up. Here we list the top recommended Canon RF-mount lenses on the market based on good price, usefulness and high image quality, including leading prime and zoom options from wide-angle to telephoto for portraits, wedding, landscapes, street, walkaround, travel, event, macro, videos, sports and wildlife and more. Continue reading “Best Canon RF Lenses”

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lens Rumored to be Announced in Late 2021

According to latest rumors, the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM lens will be officially announced in Q4 of 2021. The bright prime lens is expected to arrive with the Canon EOS R3.

As you know Canon introduced the EOS R3 with a development announcement. So before the Tokyo Olympics we expect the Canon EOS R3 to be announced officially. This announcement will also bring many new Canon RF lenses. One of them would be the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM. The lens has been delayed due to the COVID-19 and now this lens is expected to be announced in Q4 of 2021. Continue reading “Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM Lens Rumored to be Announced in Late 2021”

Canon RF Patents : 400mm, 800mm, 1200mm, 2000mm Catadioptric Lenses

Several new Canon patents published online. The camera giant filed new RF mount catadioptric IS super telephotos lens patents for designed for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras.

These Canon lenses are the 400mm f/3.6 IS, 800mm f/5 IS, 1200mm f/8 IS, 1200mm f/10.5 IS, 2000mm f/15 IS lenses. Take a look at the patent details below: Continue reading “Canon RF Patents : 400mm, 800mm, 1200mm, 2000mm Catadioptric Lenses”

Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM Lens for Canon RF Announced

Yongnuo officially announced a new YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM Lens for Canon RF-mount full frame cameras. You can see the detailed information, technical specifications below. Continue reading “Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM Lens for Canon RF Announced”

New Patent : Canon RF 19mm f/2.8 IS Lens

New Canon patent has been published online. This is RF 19mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens with image stabilization, which is designed for Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras. Take a look at the patent details below:

[Publication number] JP P2021-67826(P2021-67826A)
[Publication date] April 30, 2021
[Patent application title] Optical system and imaging device

There are two different embodiments for a Canon RF 19mm f/2.8 IS. Continue reading “New Patent : Canon RF 19mm f/2.8 IS Lens”

Canon Patents : New RF 20mm f/1.8L and RF 24mm f/1.8L Lenses

Here are the latest  Canon patents surfaced on the web. According to the patent application we can now see the the Canon RF 20mm f/1.8L lens and Canon RF 24mm f/1.8L lens.

Canon is working hard on the small and lightweight ultra wide lenses with good optical quality for the Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras. In the latest patent application, Canon is requesting a patent for various optical mirrorless lens designs. See the patent details below. Continue reading “Canon Patents : New RF 20mm f/1.8L and RF 24mm f/1.8L Lenses”