Another Canon Lens Is on the Horizon This Month

Another Canon Lens Is on the Horizon This Month

Since the release of the EOS R5, EOS R6, and RF 28-70mm f/2L, Canon has been very aggressive in both the designs of their lenses and the timelines of their releases. It seems the company has no intention of slowing down, with another lens likely to be announced later this month.

Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon plans to announce the RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM later this month. With such a modest focal length and aperture range, it is highly likely that this lens will be both very portable and quite affordable. That is good news, as while Canon has released some wildly impressive and extreme lenses, the prices have been equally high, with fewer options at the lower end of the range. I am sure some more pragmatic and modestly priced lenses would be quite welcome, particularly one that will likely be so portable. It will probably be a popular option for things like run-and-gun filmmaking, travel photography, and maybe even street photography. While I am sure Canon will continue to release high-level professional lenses, I hope we will also see more lenses like these that give photographers affordable options, particularly since the RF mount is essentially closed to third party autofocus lenses at the moment. 

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Will soon go over to mirrorless and only lens im missing is a 35mm 1.4L after that i dont really care what they Will release. Hopefully they Will start let sigma etc make lenses

Don't think it will be happening soon Johan. 3rd party lenses were always slower when talking focusing speed. Can't imagine sigma or tamron being able to focus with mirrorless any better or faster and there is a problem very few talk about. Ppl will blame the camera for the issue... Not the lenses

My R5 and my Tamron 35mm f/1.4 work flawlessly together. Specially the autofocus. Both Canon and 3rd party EF lenses autofocus better on my RF cameras than on my EF based DSLR (R and R5).

A "L grade," light, compact, fast and silent focusing set of f1.8 or f2, weather sealed primes is what Canon needs right now.