Ever since the release of the RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM, Canon has had the pedal to the floor when it comes to lens development, and it seems the company has no intention of slowing down anytime soon. The company is planning the release of another lens later this year that will be an update of one of their hidden gems.
Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon is planning to announce an RF 135mm f/1.8L USM (possibly with image stabilization) later this year. The EF 135mm f/2L was long regarded as one of the company's best hidden gems. It offered an alternative focal length for portraits that included a bit more telephoto compression and paired it with a wide aperture, fast autofocus, and contrasty, sharp images. The best part was that its price was about half that of the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, making it an excellent alternative for photographers who wanted a high-quality portrait lens that would not break the bank. However, that lens is over two decades old and is certainly due for an update, and I have no doubt that an RF version would prove to be quite popular, and of course, a slight bump in maximum aperture would be welcome. Look for the lens in the fourth quarter of 2022.