Canon bringing f/1.4 primes to RF mount? 24mm f/1.4L and 50mm f/1.4 spotted

Canon bringing f/1.4 primes to RF mount? 24mm f/1.4L and 50mm f/1.4 spotted

Canon is set to introduce fast f/1.4 prime lenses to the RF mount system, with both a Canon RF 24mm f/1.4L and Canon RF 50mm f/1.4 lens spotted in a recent patent filing that included a total of six optical formulas. 

In addition to the f/1.4 primes, the registration also described two new f/1.8 optics: a Canon RF 28mm f/1.8 and another version of the Canon RF 35mm f/1.8. As yet, none of these lenses have appeared on the Canon RF lens roadmap – nor on the recently rumored unofficial lineup of RF lenses for 2021, which included shift lenses and super telephotos.

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.