Canon launching pair of pro RF super-telephotos next year (with EOS R1)?

Canon launching pair of pro RF super-telephotos next year (with EOS R1)?

Canon will be launching a pair of professional super telephoto lenses for the RF mount next year, likely alongside the new pro Canon EOS R1 body, according to the latest reports. 

It is said that the first of these will be the Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L, though there is no firm feeling on the second. While these long pro lenses will certainly be of interest to Canon EOS R5 and Canon EOS R6 shooters, their primary purpose will be to equip with the Canon EOS R1 – the anticipated successor to the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III flagship DSLR. 

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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.