7 new Canon RF mount lenses rumoured for 2019 (updated again)

The following is the list of lenses supposed to be coming out for the Canon EOS R system:

  • 16-35/2.8
  • 24-70/2.8 IS (i.e. optically stabilised)
  • 70-200/2.8 IS
  • 105/1.4
  • 85/1.8 IS STM
  • Macro lens (a patent exists for a 90/2.8 IS)
  • Non-L kit lens

The first four will apparently carry the “L” premium lens designation.

Furthermore, there may be a 24-300/4-5.6 IS L superzoom lens in development, according to a lens patent filed by Canon:


Two designs of the supposed 90/2.8 IS macro lens:



L12 is the stabilisation element.

There are also two suspected designs of a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens:



Not all rumoured lenses will necessarily ship in 2019, but overall, there are said to be 15 lenses planned for the coming 30 to 36 months, including a wide angle prime that is currently in development but may not be announced in 2019.

Since pretty much all of Canon’s lens R&D will be consumed by this, no EF lenses will be released in 2019, as confirmed by Canon Technical Support Manager Mike Burnhill in an interview from September:

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