Canon patents new RF mount macro lens – the RF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM

canon eos r5 camera with canon ef 100mm macro f/2.8l IS USM
(Image credit: Canon)

In good news for macro photographers, Canon has recently filed a new patent for a new Canon RF mount macro lens. This new macro lens is due to have a focal length of a 100mm and an aperture of f/2.8, making it a potentially very useful piece of glass for capturing close-up shots. 

Featuring the same specs as the current EF mount Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens, this new lens could be one of the best new options on the market for Canon RF users. The Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L lens is one of the best macro lenses on the market and improving on that performance is no feat. 

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Usman Dawood

Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!