Canon to announce more lenses "than ever before" in 2021

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It's been a challenging start to the year for Canon, with the cancellation of a rumored announcement at the CP+ Show that would have brought a camera body and two new lenses to the market. Like other manufacturers, Canon seems to have been affected by significant supply chain and manufacturing delays after a difficult 2020. 

However, we recently heard reports that Canon's production delays will apparently be resolved by the end of March – and new rumors suggest that the imaging giant is determined to make up for a slow start to 2021. 

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Canon Rumors has recently reported that while the first half of 2021 isn't going to be "an exciting time for Canon shooters", the second half of the year will be jam-packed with exciting announcements. A source told the rumor website that Canon will be announcing more lenses at the same time "than ever before".

While these lenses will apparently having different shipping dates, Canon is reportedly looking to make a "massive splash with a new camera and many, many lenses". 

We saw Canon's rumored 2021 RF lens roadmap leak last year, complete with interesting pieces of glass such as two new tilt shift lenses and two macro lenses, the Canon RF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM and the Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 IS STM Macro. However, we haven't seen any official confirmation that these lenses will definitely be coming. 

While we'll have to wait and see exactly what lenses we'll be seeing Canon release this year, it's certainly exciting to hear that we can expect a bumper crop in 2021.

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With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.