Are you a photography enthusiast eagerly awaiting the release of new RF lenses? If so, you’re in luck! Canon has recently announced the launch of not just one, but ten exciting RF lenses that are set to revolutionize your photography experience. Paired with the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 II, these lenses promise to elevate your creativity and capture breathtaking images like never before. Whether you’re a professional photographer or simply enjoy capturing life’s precious moments, the combination of these new lenses and Canon’s cutting-edge technology is something you won’t want to miss. In this blog, we’ll delve into the details of these lenses and provide you with all the information you need to stay updated on the release of the Canon EOS R5 II.
10 New RF Lenses & Canon EOS R5 II Date – This You Have to Watch!
We know when Canon will announce the Canon EOS R5 Mark II but that’s not all. Canon will release a lot of RF Mount lenses between now and March of 2024. How many will stick around? After this short break, we’ll share all the details. But first, subscribe for your chance to win the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. I’ll be giving one away to one lucky subscriber once this channel reaches 100,000 subscribers. Anybody above the age of 18 with a valid mailing address anywhere on the planet is eligible. But please read the terms and conditions in the description down below.
What to Expect
Kon rumors reported this morning that we’ve been told to expect 8 to 10 new RF and RFS lenses between now and March of 2024. Wow, that’s a lot of lenses! 8 to 10 lenses between now and March of 2024, both RF and RFS. It’s going to make everybody a little bit happy, as long as we get a mix of pricing between entry-level, mid-level, and high-end pricing.
We know we’re definitely going to get a couple of high-end L Series glass, such as the 200-500mm. But what about that mid-level pricing between $600 and $1,200? That’s something I’m really excited to see.
So, 8 to 10 lenses, but it appears that all this whining we’ve been doing about RF/RFS lenses has been tiring Canon a little bit. Because the source of the information said, “You will finally see those wide-angled L Series lenses, so you can shut up.” Soon enough, we’ll finally see wide-angle L Series primes. Oh, you know what they’re teasing about there, don’t you? Yep, it’s the 35mm f1.2. And whether it’s an f1.2 or an f1.4, oh my God, about time, right?
We’ve been teased about this prime for how long now? How many people have actually left Canon for Sony, Nikon, and others because of the lack of that 35mm prime? I actually don’t know the numbers, but a lot of people have said, “I’m leaving if we don’t get that 35mm prime f1.2.” And I’ve been waiting so long that I’m even interested in getting that lens for shooting in the studio, 35mm f1.2. That would be really good.
But as far as stopping the whining, I’m afraid Canon, until you announce third-party lenses from both Sigma and Tamron, I don’t think the whining is going to stop anytime soon. Although 8 to 10 lenses is definitely a step in the right direction.
What I do find hard to believe is that we expect at least two lenses to be announced later this month, and possibly a second lens later in 2023. I thought we were getting lenses in September. Because you see, it is still August. It’s August the 23rd, I believe. I just woke up so can’t quite see. August Wednesday, August the 23rd, 7:00 in the morning. It’s raining. We’ve got a week left in this month. Are we going to get some lenses announced this month? Two lenses announced this month? Well, that would be a big deal of going back-to-school sale from Canon. How nice for us. That would be really terrific. I really do hope we do get some more lenses this month. That would be terrific.
We’ve already got an event scheduled for Sony on August the 29th at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, 2300 hours Japanese local time. And that’s for, well, it’s for a bunch of things. It’s for a new camera, as Sony saids. But according to Sony Alpha rumors, it’s going to be the A7C2, the A7C, and the 16-35mm f2.8 GM2. Wow, that sounds like a nice little package. So, two lenses from Canon as well? Would Canon possibly be getting ready to take some of Sony’s thunder away by having an event on the same day? I mean, it is a Tuesday, after all. Well, we’ll just have to wait and see.
The Mystery of the Upcoming Lenses
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. I know what you’re thinking. “Come on, Simon, 8 to 10 lenses, two lenses this month. You must know what they are. What are they? What are these lenses? What’s the roadmap for 2023 and 2024?” Well, you’re not going to believe this, but Canon RUMORS says we haven’t yet confirmed which lenses will be announced and when. Sources made it seem like there are a lot just waiting to be announced.
We won’t pretend to fully understand the hows, whys, and whens of product announcements, but Canon rumors did tell us that they actually know some of the lenses that are going to be announced, but they can’t tell us. Because their sources have said, “Look, we’re going to tell you about these lenses. These are the ones that are going to be announced, and maybe gave them pricing information and some other embodiments. But you can’t announce it until this date.” And that, believe it or not, sources will give you information and they’ll say, “Hold off. You publish this now, I’m going to get in trouble. So hold off, wait until this date.” And that does go on.
So, we don’t know what those lenses are. But yeah, 8 to 10 lenses coming up. But that’s not the only thing I teased about in the intro. The Canon EOS R5 Mark I, remember that? I said we know the date. Well, take a look at this. February 2024 is the annual CP+ show in Yokohama, Japan, and Canon loves to show off new goodies on their home turf.
We also expect Canon to show off a couple of higher-end cameras. Okay, higher-end cameras, what’s missing? Well, we’re not likely to get an R3 update. And the R5, geez, that’s been how many years now? 3 years, three and a half years. Well, going on three and a half years once we get to February 2024. So, the Canon EOS R5 Mark I is definitely due for a refresh. And the One Series camera, the 1DX Mark III, wow, that’s going back to what? January of 2020? So, that’s due for a refresh.
So, a couple of higher-end cameras. Now, it might be something else. It could be two R25 series cameras. It could be the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. And it could be the Canon EOS R5S, a camera that’s going to be a high-resolution version of the Canon EOS R5 Mark II. So, that’s certainly possible. Those are the three probabilities coming up on the heels of CP+ 2024.
While we don’t have the promo information out for CP+, we do actually have the date. CP+ The Camera Photo and Imaging Show is going to take place on February 22nd to Sunday, February the 25th. But what you’re going to want to do is set your clocks back by about a week. Because, you see, whenever there are announcements on the heels of CP+, it’s always in the week before the actual event. I don’t know why this is, it’s just how it is. So, we saw this with the Panasonic GH6, we saw this with the OM Systems OM1. They announced before CP+. So, from the Sunday before CP+ leading right up into CP+, is when we can expect announcements from the major camera manufacturers.
If we haven’t heard anything from Panasonic regarding the S1H Mark I or the S1 Mark I, then we can expect that on the heels of CP+ as well. In fact, with the way things are going, I’m probably going to book that entire week off so I can provide you with the full coverage that you need live…
Frequently Asked Questions about 10 New RF Lenses & Canon EOS R5 II Date
Q: What are the 10 New RF Lenses?
A: The 10 New RF Lenses refer to the latest lineup of lenses released by Canon for its RF mount cameras. These lenses offer innovative features and superior image quality, catering to the needs of professional photographers and enthusiasts alike.
Q: Can you provide some details about the Canon EOS R5 II?
A: The Canon EOS R5 II is an eagerly anticipated camera model from Canon. Although official details have not been released yet, it is expected to be an upgrade to the popular Canon EOS R5. Rumors suggest that it will feature improved image quality, enhanced autofocus capabilities, and advanced video recording options.
Q: When is the release date for the Canon EOS R5 II?
A: The official release date for the Canon EOS R5 II has not been confirmed yet. However, as this is a highly anticipated camera model, it is recommended to stay updated with official Canon announcements or trusted sources to ensure you don’t miss any updates.
Q: Where can I find more information about the 10 New RF Lenses and Canon EOS R5 II?
A: To stay informed about the latest updates regarding the 10 New RF Lenses and Canon EOS R5 II, you can visit the official Canon website, subscribe to Canon’s newsletter, or follow reputable photography news websites and forums.
Q: Are the 10 New RF Lenses compatible with other Canon camera models?
A: The 10 New RF Lenses are specifically designed for Canon’s RF mount cameras, which include the EOS R series. However, with the use of a compatible adapter, some of these lenses may also be used with Canon’s EF mount cameras.
Q: What are the advantages of using RF mount lenses?
A: RF mount lenses offer several advantages, including improved image quality, faster autofocus performance, and greater flexibility in lens design. These lenses also take advantage of the shorter flange distance of the RF mount, enabling Canon to create more innovative optical designs.
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