Canon Rumored to Announce New Lenses as Part of Updated Roadmap

Canon is expected to announce a gaggle of new mirrorless lenses sometime between now and next Spring, as part of an updated roadmap.

The RF lenses are expected to include wide-angle zooms, fast primes, and compact telephotos that won’t compromise focal length.

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The current road map is more than two and a half years old, and as the release schedule nears its end, users are looking over the horizon to see what may be next.

According to Canon Rumors, the lenses that are coming will include RF-S lenses plus full-frame RF mount offerings for their higher-end platforms.

Consumer-grade Offerings.

First on the list is the Canon RF-S 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM wide-angle zoom. CR speculates that this lens is designed for the more compact consumer-oriented mirrorless M-Series camera platform and will be built off the existing EF-M lenses.

Canon is also expected to release a super-telephoto RF-S lens, which will be designed to be both more compact and lightweight.

There is no detail on what the focal range will be, but the scuttlebutt is that this lens redesign won’t compromise its ability to look farther out.

Speaking of RF-S lenses, there is also hope of an RF-S 32mm F 1/4 prime, which will likely be based on the current EF-M model but with a ported RF-S lens mount. If that’s the case, users will welcome it.

Full Frame Prosumer Expectations.

There’s a pair of wide-angle tilt-shift lenses on the horizon for the R series, as Canon Rumors still believes that Canon will announce a TS-R 14mm F/4L and TS-R 24mm F/3.5 L prime alongside the next generation EOS R5 Mk. II. The speculation also adds that a 50mm “nifty fifty” may also be developed.

Canon may also release some extremely long-range telephotos including a Canon RF 70-200 F/2.8 L IS USM and a 200-500 F4 L IS USM. This may be contingent, however, on Canon catching up on their production of 100-300 F2.8L IS USM lenses, which are currently on backorder.

Moreover, Canon could release an ultra-wide zoom along the lines of an RF 10-24 F/2.4 L USM, or something similar. Canon could also have plans for non-L zooms and VR lenses, but CR states that those rumors don’t have much in the way of details to be considered credible at this point.

All these rumors should be taken with a grain of salt, however. A lot can happen between now and next Spring.

[source: Canon Rumors]

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