Six new Canon EOS R lenses are coming in 2019

By the end of 2019, we’ll see six new EOS R lenses added to Canon’s line of full frame mirrorless camera lenses.

In total, there will be nine lenses offered for the EOS R and EOS RP. The lenses coming out by the end of the year include:

  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM
  • RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS
  • RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM
  • RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

All six of these RF lenses are currently under development for Canon’s new RF mount, which has a 54mm diameter and shorter back focus than EOS DSLR cameras. Canon claims “Each lens individually fulfills the needs of users ranging from amateur and advanced amateurs to professional photographers and videographers.” Canon also claims its able to achieve the fastest autofocus speed for a full frame mirrorless camera because the RF mount enhances communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body.

Let’s take a brief look at each lens individually:

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM

The first of the EOS R lenses we’re going to talk about is a large aperture mid-telephoto prime lens. The RF 85mm F1.2 L USM offers “excellent performance for advanced and professional portrait photographers,” Canon says. “[It has] a widely popular focal length and aperture speed combination for users.”

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS

Canon’s RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS has Defocus Smoothing lens technology and offers “beautifully smooth” defocused bokeh. Additionally, with a F1.2 aperture, Canon says “the lens will help produce breathtaking portraits that will surely stand out from the crowd.”

Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

This lens is described as a “high-performance, standard zoom lens” for professionals and photo enthusiasts. Additionally, this lens seems like it will work great for those shooting portraits, landscapes, documentaries or weddings.

Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

Said to offer a wide angle and fast aperture, the RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM looks like it will be for those shooting architecture, interiors or landscapes.

Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM

This lens is designed for professional photographers, especially those shooting weddings, sports or wildlife. Also, this lens is said to be “a great all-around, high-speed” medium telephoto zoom lens.

Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM

This lens is designed for both amateurs and advanced amateurs who travel. It’s described as a versatile, all-purpose lens that offers a range of focal length and is both compact and lightweight.

Pricing and availability

Prices and specific release dates haven’t be released yet. However, these EOS R lenses expected to be released throughout 2019.

Sean Berry
Sean Berry
Sean Berry is Videomaker's managing editor.

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