Canon has announced the development of six new lenses for its RF mount, including the RF 85mm F1.2L USM, RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM, RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM, RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.
No firm release dates have been announced for the new RF mount lenses, however Canon has said they will be rolled out in 2019.
The Canon RF mount was introduced in September 2018 when the company unveiled the full-frame mirrorless EOS R. The RF mount introduced a new optical design for the company, which allows large elements to be placed as near to the camera’s sensor as possible so that light can hit it straight-on.
Canon has designed the RF mount with new contact points to enhance communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body.
Full specs for the new Canon RF lenses aren’t yet know, but Canon has said:
The RF 85mm F1.2L USM is a large aperture mid-telephoto prime lens, offering the ultimate performance for advanced and professional portrait photographers. The RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS, with Defocus Smoothing, is a unique high-performance lens, offering a combination of beautifully smooth, defocused foreground and background bokeh and a super-fast aperture to produce breathtaking portraits. The RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM is a high-performance, standard zoom lens for professionals and photo enthusiasts alike – ideal for shooting portraits, landscapes, documentary or weddings. Offering a wide angle and fast aperture in a single package, the RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM is ideal for a range of genres including architecture, interiors or landscapes. The fifth lens currently in development, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM, is a must-have for any professional photographer shooting weddings, sport or wildlife. This lens is a great all-round, high-speed, medium telephoto zoom lens. Finally, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is the perfect travel companion – practical in both size and performance. It is a versatile all-purpose lens for the advanced amateur photographer or videographer offering a range of focal lengths for capturing extraordinary shots.