The Canon EOS R5, R6, and 6 RF Lenses to Be Announced on July 9th

The Canon EOS R5, R6, and 6 RF Lenses to Be Announced on July 9th

Huge news arrives via Canon Rumors today as we hear the Canon EOS R5, R6, six RF lenses, and two teleconverters are due to be officially announced by Canon on July 9th 2020. 

A leaked image has also been posted to Canon Rumors which shows the brand new R5 and R6 camera bodies front-and-center. Either side they're flanked by the RF lens range, which includes a suite of new RF lenses. Though we're not yet sure when they'll be available, CR has confirmed the announcement date — which has been pushed back due to coronavirus — is set for Thursday July 9th.

The Canon Rumors website shows the new leaked image of the RF line-up which includes the R5 and R6 right at the front, with a suite of new lenses and teleconverters

The whole list of products being announced by Canon are reported as follows:

  • Canon EOS R5
  • Canon EOS R6
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
  • Canon RF 100-500mm f/4-7.1L IS USM
  • Canon RF 600mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • Canon RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • Teleconverter RF 1.4x
  • Teleconverter RF 2x

We're very excited to see how the new R5, and R6 bodies stack up against the specs we've already heard, and indeed what else Canon have in store for us regarding the camera launch. Things have been delayed and stilted over the past few weeks, and months due to the global pandemic, but it seems Canon are indeed at last setting a few things in stone (such as the announcement) to get the roadmap back on track.

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That 85mm f2 IS Macro is quite possibly my ultimate lens. Hoping it's nice and compact and reasonably priced as I'll be snapping one up ASAP.

I wish too. I wonder why it's not L? Is it typo or it is not L?

It sounds as if it's the update to the now 28 year old 85mm 1.8 EF lens. And so will be along similar lines to the RF 35mm 1.8 and that the "Macro" capabilities aren't true macro.

There was rumours floating around of a dedicated RF Macro lens which I assume will be equivalent to the 100mm 2.8L.