Could a Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L be on the way for mirrorless bodies?

Could a Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L be on the way for mirrorless bodies?
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A Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L lens could be on the way to Canon's full-frame mirrorless systems, bolstering the ever-growing lineup of premium telephoto optics for the EOS R ecosystem. 

Back in October 2020 we reported on the rumored 2021 roadmap for RF mount glass. No less than eight telephoto lenses were listed, including a Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-7.1 IS USM and Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM optics. And now it appears that a Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L can be added to that list, if the latest patent filing by the manufacturer is anything to go by.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.