Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. The application is for RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS and RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM lenses designed for Canon full frame mirrorless camera system.
EOS R is the first camera to feature the RF lens mount with a 12-pin connection, flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm mount diameter enabling even greater flexibility in lens design. The first four Canon RF lenses are the RF 24-105mm f/4L USM, RF 28-70mm f/2L USM, RF 35mm f/1.8 M IS, RF 50mm f/1.2L USM. All four lenses have customizable control rings.
In this patent, Canon shows an optical formula for an RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6L IS along with two variations of an RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS. Check it out!
Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS & RF 24-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM Lens Patent
According to CR, the following lenses are the possible candidates that Canon may consider to unveil in the near future.
- RF 14-24mm f/2.8L USM
- RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
- RF 70-135mm f/2L USM
- RF 50mm f/1.8 IS STM
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