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Canon R system lenses (Canon RF)


  • Canon's R system is a mirrorless full frame camera system introduced mid 2018
  • new 12-pin RF mount has an inner diameter of 54mm and a flange focal distance of 20mm (same distance as Micro Four Thirds system)

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Canon RF mount lenses

  • the L lenses are weathersealed
  • the RF lenses have a new , unique customizable control ring - you can use it for aperture, shutter speed, ISO, etc
  • Samyang/Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
    • 7 rounded blades; close focus 0.2m; rear filter; 523g; 3.39 x 3.75″ / 86 x 95.3 mm
    • $US799
  • Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • coming 2019
  • Canon RF 16-35mm f/2.8L
    • coming 2019
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM kit lens
    • 100g lighter and also shorter than the EF version
    • 5EV IS
    • 1st L lens to have Nano USM technology
    • 77mm front filter
    • 700g (1.5lb)
    • $US1099
      • excellent sharpness across the frame at most apertures
      • Vignetting at wide-open apertures and some barrel distortion at 24mm are the only other real optical issues of note
      • optically better than the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM budget kit lens
    • announced Feb 2020
    • $US399
  • Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS
    • coming 2019
  • Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
    • coming Sept 2019
    • $US899
  • Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L
  • Canon RF 35mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM
  • Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L USM
    • Air Sphere Coating (ASC), flourine coating
    • 10 blades
    • 77mm filter thread
    • minimum focusing distance of only 0.4m (0.59 inches) to give 0.19x macro
    • 950g (2.1lb); 90mm x 108mm long
    • $US2,299
      • much sharper and more contrasty than the EF at apertures wider than f/5.6, much less lateral CA
      • The EF 50mm is almost half the length of the RF 50 (EF: 3.38 x 2.58″, RF: 3.54 x 4.25″) and feels about half as heavy (EF: 1.28 lbs, RF: 2.09 lbs)
  • Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    • released 2019
    • $US2699
    • 1st in the RF-Mount family to incorporate Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR) Optics (1st introduced with the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 L II USM lens)
    • Air Sphere Coating and flourine coating
    • weather and dust-resistant construction and nice large lens hood
    • 82mm filter; 9 aperture blades;
    • ring type USM motor (same as the RF 50mm f/1.2)
    • close focus 0.85m with focus limiter 1.5m to infinity
    • 4.1 x 4.6“ / 104.14 x 116.84 mm
    • 2.6 lb / 1196.3 g (heavier than the 1.02kg Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lenses)
    • cat's eye bokeh circles towards the edges
    • seems to give excellent C-AF eye tracking with the Canon R at 5fps with subject walking towards camera
    • $US2699
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS
    • coming 2019
    • DS = defocus smoothing coating which in this lens will lose 1.3-1.5EV of light transmission making it a T2.5 lens
    • $US2999
  • Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM
    • coming 2019
  • Canon RF macro lens
    • coming 2019
  • Canon RF 105mm f/1.4L
    • coming 2019

Manual focus lenses

  • Laowa 15mm f/2 Zero-D
    • Zero-D = minimal distortion but appears to have some aberrations of stars in edges 1)
    • 12 elements in 9 groups—including 2 aspherical elements and 3 extra-low dispersion elements
    • unlike the Sony version, it features 5 straight aperture blades to “produce a clean and sharp 10-point sunstar rendering.”
    • 72mm filter; close focus 0.15m;
    • aperture switch that allows users to quickly switch between click-less and clicked apertures.
    • $US850
photo/canonrlenses.txt · Last modified: 2020/02/13 19:58 by gary1