Canon will approve third-party RF lenses on "a case-by-case basis"

Canon RF mount
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Has the pendulum finally swung when it comes to third-party lenses with electrical contacts being released for Canon's RF mount? 

Ever since the company released the original Canon EOS R in 2018, third-party lenses have been a point of contention. Back in August 2022, third-party RF lenses by Samyang and Viltrox were pulled from sale after the companies were told to stop by Canon. For many people waiting for cheaper optics, this news was devastating – but now it looks like the manufacturer might have had a change of heart. 

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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.