Canon’s EOS R mirrorless full-frame camera will be accompanied by four purpose-designed lenses offering new combinations of quality, speed and functionality.
Canon’s new RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens will provide a versatile, general-purpose lens for photographers and videographers. (Source: Canon.)
Accompanying the camera on its release date – 9 October 2018 – will be the first ‘kit’ lens, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM, a versatile general-purpose lens that is the first full frame Canon lens to feature Nano USM. It will appeal particularly to videographers since it supports the level of control needed to achieve natural-looking focus transitions and smooth tracking of subjects as they move towards or away from the camera. Slim and easy to handle, the RF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM also features a fixed f/4 aperture, fast, silent autofocusing and 5-stops of image stabilisation.
Also scheduled for release on 9 October are the Standard mount adapter, which enables existing Canon EF (excluding EF Cinema) and EF-S lenses and accessories to be used on the EOS R body. The control ring mount adapter, which incorporates the control ring found on RF lenses to enable users to maintain their setup, will also be available at this time. These EF-EFR lens mount adapters allow more than 70 EF and EF-S lenses to be used with the EOS R System, adding new functionality to existing optics, while maintaining the excellent levels of performance and functionality that characterise EOS DSLRs.
The RF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens is the first prime lens to become available for the EOS R system. (Source: Canon.)
The next lens to be released will be the RF 50mm f/1.2L USM, which is due to go on sale at the end of October. This extremely fast prime lens will offering fine detail, excellent sharpness, very shallow depth of field and superior low-light performance. The end of October will also see the release of the BG-E22 battery grip, which allows two high capacity lithium-ion LP-E6N batteries to be used and offers external battery charging via the PD-E1 USB Power Adapter.
The RF 28-70mm f/2L USM large-aperture standard zoom lens. (Source: Canon.)
December will see the release of the large-aperture full frame compatible standard zoom lens which delivers f/2 brightness throughout the zoom range. This fast lens features a lens barrel with a shock-absorbing mechanism that provides excellent impact resistance for toughness and durability.
The RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is the first lens in the suite with 1:1 macro capabilities. (Source: Canon.)
Also arriving in December is the RF 35mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM lens, a super-fast macro lens that offers a naturally wide-angle perspective, close-up focusing and Hybrid IS and is ideal for street, travel and close-up photography.
The four lenses form the heart of the new EOS R system, which is based upon a new lens mount with a flange back distance of 20mm and a wide 54mm diameter. The mount’s 12-pin interface enables enhanced communication and power transmission between the lens and camera body, further expanding lens design options to deliver higher image quality and enhanced usability. All RF lenses will feature a customisable Control Ring to adjust aperture, shutter speed, ISO or exposure compensation, removing the need to break concentration by looking away from the subject. Digital Lens Optimizer, which corrects factors such as lens aberrations, draws on the power of RF lenses to send correction data to the camera body, minimising impact on continuous shooting speed.
Full details of the EOS R system can be found here.