Canon has filed a new RF lens patent in Japan: RF 90mm f/2.8L IS Macro Lens.
Canon has filed a new lens patent for upcoming Canon RF lenses. This new lens is RF 24-70mm f/4L IS USM lens. This lens will likely be a new kit lens for Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless cameras. See the detail below:
Canon recently has filed two new diffractive optics lenses in Japan. These two lenses are 300mm f/2.8 DO & 400mm f/2.8 DO. According to patents, these two lenses are probably RF mount lenses. We may see these lenses announced in 2020 with EOS R verison EOS-1D X Mark II.
Since Canon EOS R announced before Photokina 2018, there will be no new cameras & lenses to be announced in 2018. We’re now going to see more emphasis from Canon on rebates and deals for the upcoming Black Friday & Cyber Monday and the Christmas shopping season. As in last year, there will be great deals on 5D Mark IV, 6D Mark II, 7D Mark II, 80D, T7i and even on new released EOS R.
Japanese website DC. Watch recently has an interview with Canon Executive talking about the new Canon EOS R (B&H/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera), APS-C EOS R body, RF lenses. There are a few interesting questions and answers in the interview, you can take a look at below: (Translated by Google)
Here is another interview with Canon manager at Photokina 2018 by LensVid. They talked a lot about the new Canon EOS R (B&H Photo Video/Amazon/Adorama/Focus Camera/WEX/ParkCamera) and RF lenses. The interesting part is that Canon manager said that they will be focus on RF lenses, so there will no new EF lenses to be released in 2019 (Which means EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS will coming in 2020), and Canon promised to release the “holy trinity” of RF mount lenses in 2019 (24-70mm, 70-200mm, 16-35mm, likely be f/2.8). Canon also said EOS R is not targeted for pro shooters, a high-end level EOS R Pro mirrorless camera will have a dual card slot, IBIS, fast shooting speed, 4K Video 10bit 4:2:2 internally and more.