New patents have been filed by Canon for their RF mirrorless mount, and it looks like the company plans to bring some affordable glass to the platform.
Canon's RF mirrorless lenses have been very well received, as they have pushed the boundaries of lens design and produced stunning image quality, but at the same time, they are not cheap. While they are quite spectacular, many photographers might be wondering when the company plans to fill out the lineup with some more affordable lenses.
Canon News recently discovered two new patents for RF lenses: an 85mm f/1.8 and a 100mm f/2.8, possibly with macro capabilities, not unlike their RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM lens, which has 1:2 reproduction capabilities. Such lenses would also likely be much lighter and smaller than some of the current RF lenses, making them an attractive option for lots of photographers who do not need extreme apertures and prefer more affordable and portable optics. Of course, just because a patent has been filed, it does not mean the product will actually make it to the market, but it is probably a safe bet to assume that Canon does plan to eventually fill out the RF line with some more affordable options.
Head over to Canon News to see the full patent applications.