FINALLY! Canon's first EXIF-sanctioned third-party RF lens is here (and it's an f/1!)

Nokton 50mm f/1 for Canon RF
(Image credit: Cosina)

UPDATE: The exact release date has been confirmed for the Voigtländer Nokton 50mm f/1 Aspherical RF-mount – the first third-party lens sanctioned by Canon with electronic compatibility with EOS R cameras.

The ultra-fast glass will be released on October 26, and will be one of the most sought-after nifty fifty lenses for EOS R users – and, if it lives up to some of Voigtländer's other optics, perhaps it'll be one of the best Canon RF lenses as well.

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Kalum Carter
Staff Writer

Kalum Carter is a photographer, photo editor and writer based in the UK, and for almost a decade he has worked with brands and publications to create, edit, and sequence imagery. Having recently graduated with a Master's Degree in Photography from the University of the West of England (UWE), Kalum joined Digital Camera World as a Staff Writer, covering news, reviews, and his biggest passion – photography books! 

Kalum's photography has been published and exhibited around the world, and he continues to photograph on a project-by-project basis. He is currently working on a personal project capturing the people and landscape of Gower, South Wales. Currently untitled, this body of work will be exhibited for the National Trust later this year.   


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