Canon Announces Six New RF Lenses for 2019

Canon's new RF lenses -- designed specifically for the EOS R and EOS RP -- are hands down the best in the company's history. Sharper. Less distortion. Colorful. Contrasty. Quiet. Quick to autofocus. They're wonderful... but there aren't nearly enough of them right now. However, Canon just let us know they're dropping at least SIX more RF lenses through the rest of 2019:
  • 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.
"Canon firmly believes that optics are the critical piece of the puzzle that enables photographers to create the still and video images they desire to capture," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "That belief will continue as the company further builds-out the family of RF lenses for the EOS R camera system. With this collection of new lenses, users will have an abundant option of lenses for the EOS R system and the ability to choose the right tool for each opportunity."

Designed around Canon's RF mount with a large 54mm diameter, short back-focus, and enhanced data communications, the new lenses have been engineered to offer fast, light, and high-performing optics. Here's a full rundown of the lineup per Canon:

Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM - Large aperture mid-telephoto prime lens for advanced and professional portrait photographers. 

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Canon RF 85mm F1.2 L USM DS - Uniquely designed lens for portrait photography with Defocus Smoothing technology and a super-fast F1.2 aperture. 

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Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM - A high-performance, standard zoom lens geared toward a variety of professional and enthusiast applications, including portraits, landscapes, documentaries, and weddings. 

RF2470_Slant_for_Dev_Announcement.jpgCanon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM - Features a wide angle and fast aperture perfect for a variety of shooting purposes, including architecture, interiors, and landscapes. 

Thumbnail image for RF1535_Slant_for_Dev_Announcement.jpgCanon RF 70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM - A high-speed, medium telephoto zoom lens for professional photography, including weddings, sports, and wildlife. 

RF70200_Front_Slant_for_Dev_Announcement.jpgCanon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM - A versatile, all-purpose lens with a compact and lightweight design geared toward amateur and advanced amateur travel photography.

RF24240_with_EOSRP_frontSlant_for_Dev_Announcement.jpgFull specs, pricing, and exact release dates have not been announced yet, but Canon's new RF Lenses are expected to rollout throughout 2019.

Source: Canon