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Canon’s INSANE RF Lens Roadmap and C500 Mark II RF Mount?

Canon’s gone full RF mount with all the lenses!

Canon C500 mark II full frame extension handheld teradek
Image by Canon

Canon’s RF lens road map is beyond crazy! And yes, a full-frame C500 Mark II cinema camera with RF mount in the near future would be awesome. 

And according to CanonWatch, this is exactly what Canon is planning on doing at some point in the near future.

Canon has RF Anamorphic Lenses in the Works?

Alongside an RF mount version of the C500 Mark II, Canon is also rumored to release a set of five anamorphic RF lenses with a 1.25x squeeze ratio (which would work great for a 17:9 sensor):

  • RF 17mm T2.4 USM Anamorphic
  • RF 28mm T2.4 USM Anamorphic
  • RF 50mm T2.4 USM Anamorphic
  • RF 85mm T2.4 USM Anamorphic 
  • RF 150mm T2.4 USM Anamorphic

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Canon EOS C70 RF mount
EOS C70 / Image by Canon

Furthermore, Canonrumors also reported on the upcoming RF mount lenses from Canon to be announced in late 2020 and sometime next year in 2021.

And while these are of course rumors, according to Canonrumors.com, their source appears to be quite reliable, lending further credibility to the Canon lens roadmap below.

Canon RF mount Lens Roadmap 2020 / 2021

  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM – to be announced in 2020
    • super-compact zoom, apparently the size of can of soda!
    • this would be a great (presumably more affordable) option for video users to the RF 70-200mm f2.8 IS zoom.
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM – to be announced in 2020
    • this is the much-needed RF nifty-fifty; it is also said to be better in both optical design and build quality compared to the EF 50mm f1.8 STM

Canon RF lenses to be announced in 2021:

  • Canon TS-R 14mm f/4L – tilt-shift lens
  • Canon TS-R 24mm f/3.5L – tilt-shift lens
  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 14-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
  • Canon RF 135mm f/1.4L USM
  • Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM
  • Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
  • Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
  • Canon RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM

Wow, it certainly looks like Canon has gone full “pedal-to-the-metal” in their mirrorless lens and camera division. 

And rightfully so, after announcing they won’t really be making any more new EF lenses it certainly appears that they’ve fully embraced the RF mirrorless future.

What do you think?

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