Latest "crazy" Canon EOS R lens is an ultra-fast zoom: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1

Latest "crazy" Canon EOS R lens is an ultra-fast zoom: Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1
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Canon has designed an ultra-fast portrait zoom lens for its full-frame mirrorless R system: the Canon RF 50-80mm f/1.1.

Much has been made of the "crazy" lenses that can potentially be produced for Canon's RF mount system, which accommodates optical formulas only possible with its 54mm diameter, 20mm flange back distance and 12-point electrical contacts. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.