- Canon RF lenses roadmap for 2021 is out.
- Canon may release a couple of lenses including zoom, prime, macro, super telephoto and more.
- Some of the lenses will certainly launch ahead of the Tokyo Summer Games.
We earlier informed our readers about the expected cameras from Canon in 2021. We reported, Canon may unveil two 8K cinema cameras, APS-C RF body and more in 2021. Now we have the company's expected lens roadmap. Courtesy of Canon Rumors, Canon RF lens roadmap "for the next couple of years" is out.
In the list of the cameras, there are tilt-shift lenses, zoom lenses, prime lenses, macro lenses and super telephoto lenses. All the lenses will support Canon RF lens mount which is an interchangeable lens mount for the company's full-frame mirrorless cameras.
--For the Canon RF tilt-shift lenses, the company may release TS-R 14mm F4L and TS-R 24mm F3.5L.
--For the Canon RF zoom lenses, users will probably get 10-24mm F4L USM, 14-35mm F4L IS USM, 18-45mm F4-5.6 IS STM, and 100-400mm F5.6-7.1 IS USM.
--For the Canon RF prime lenses, these are the expected optics: 35mm F1.2L USM and 135mm F1.4L USM.
--For the Canon RF macro lenses, there will be 24mm F1.8 IS STM Macro and 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM reportedly.
--For the Canon RF super telephoto lenses, users will reportedly get 400mm F2.8L IS USM, 500mm F4L IS USM, 600mm F4L IS USM, 800mm F5.6L IS USM and 1200mm F8L IS USM.
This is not a complete list of the upcoming lenses for the Canon RF mount for 2021, according to Canon Rumors. The report also states that there is a possibility of lenses getting delayed for the launch. The aforementioned lenses may take time to reach in the hands of consumers. The primary reason is the manufacturing challenges that many camera makers are facing in the current scenario. In fact, the already announced Canon RF 70-200mm F4L IS USM has also been delayed for months because of the same problem.
But it is certain that Canon would want to make a splash ahead of the Tokyo Summer Games. And if the company decides to release the Canon EOS R1 flagship camera, we will see new lenses as well that may complement the camera body.