New Canon RF lenses scheduled for 2019 release – but will one be pushed to 2020?

New Canon RF lenses scheduled for release - but will one be pushed to 2020?
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Fresh from the June release of its RF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens, the release dates of three of the remaining four Canon RF lenses promised for 2019 are rumored to be in October and December of this year. However, with no new information on the fourth lens, it seems that the RF 85mm DS lens (a boutique alternative to the standard RF 85mm) won't be released until 2020.

Ever since February, when the company announced six RF mount lenses for 2019, the Canon community has been on tenterhooks waiting for more specific dates. While RF mount users do have access to the entire catalogue of EF lenses via a converter, many have been patiently waiting for more RF lenses to be released.

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