Canon cooks up constant f/4 superzooms for its APS-C cameras

Canon lens patent drawing
(Image credit: Canon Watch)

A Canon patent application submitted at the end of 2023 hints that two new superzoom APS-C lenses are on the horizon: an RF-S 20-120mm f/4 and an 18-100mm f/4, both of which will suit a wide range of genres including landscape and wildlife. In full-frame terms, these would be 32-192mm and 28.8-160mm equivalents.

There seems to be no stopping Canon when it comes to developing new RF lenses, and the arrival of two new optics for APS-C bodies will come as welcome news. As things stand there are just four official Canon RF lenses for cropped sensor Canon cameras: the RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S 18-45mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.