These rumored Canon RF lenses could be total game-changers

These rumored Canon RF lenses could be total game-changers
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It's shaping up to be an impressive year for Canon. With the Canon EOS-1D X Mark III making waves in the sports photography community, and an entire collection of Canon photographers chomping at the bit to get their hands on the Canon EOS R5, it seems the imaging giant can do no wrong. However, if this rumored list of Canon lenses is correct, this year is about to get even better.

With potential superstar lenses such as the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM and the Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM, perhaps 2020 is the year where we really see what the Canon RF mount is truly capable of.

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As rounded up by website Canon Rumors, here are the rumored and confirmed lenses that could be appearing in 2020:

  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STIM (Announced)
  • Canon RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS USM (Announced)
  • Canon RF 10-24mm f/4L USM
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
  • Canon RF 70-135mm f/2L USM

There are also two extenders that have been announced as well, the Canon RF 1.4x Extender and the Canon 2.0x Extender.

While the majority of the lenses on this list are only rumored (and should be taken with a pinch of salt), it's definitely gratifying to see that Canon is rounding out their RF lens collection. One of the lenses we're most exciting to see is the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM, which simply screams wedding photographer. The Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM also looks like it would be a great piece of events kit as well. 

We're also interested to see more about the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM. There was definitely a 50mm f/1.8-sized hole missing in the Canon lenses line-up, so it's pleasing to see that this will be filled. A 50mm f/1.8 is a fantastic budget-friendly fast lens that can function as the perfect piece of starter kit. However, we're intrigued to see that this rumored lens might be capable of macro. This definitely isn't typical for a 50mm f/1.8, and we wonder whether this might make this lens a little less affordable.

No matter how accurate these rumors are, we're certainly exciting to see how the Canon lenses family continues to grow in 2020. 

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Louise Carey

With over a decade of photographic experience, Louise arms Digital Camera World with a wealth of knowledge on photographic technique and know-how – something at which she is so adept that she's delivered workshops for the likes of ITV and Sue Ryder. Louise also brings years of experience as both a web and print journalist, having served as features editor for Practical Photography magazine and contributing photography tutorials and camera analysis to titles including Digital Camera Magazine and  Digital Photographer. Louise currently shoots with the Fujifilm X-T200 and the Nikon D800, capturing self-portraits and still life images, and is DCW's ecommerce editor, meaning that she knows good camera, lens and laptop deals when she sees them.