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Sunday, May 26, 2019

Canon plans to announce new RF Prime and Super Telephoto lenses for the EOS R camera in 2020




My readers know me as The Wildlife Ho-tographer. I have been using Canon gear for over 30 years. You can follow my travels on FacebookTwitter and Instagram, see my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com

As a lifelong user of Canon equipment, I am not a fan of the Canon EOS R and RF cameras even though I was invited to a VIP preview just before their official launch in September 2018.

My biggest concern is the wasted opportunity in utilizing the current EF lens lineup without an adapter and the lack of must-have features on the current EOS-R model. The introduction of the new RF line of lenses raised a formidable barrier for me.

Canon seems to think a plethora of new RF lens introduction, including fast primes and Super Telephotos next year will help change minds. They will not change my mind until a new high end EOS-R camera appears with pro DSLR functions and features

The demise of the DSLR camera has been predicted by numerous pundits. Same prediction that the electric car will replace the internal combustion engine automobile. Perhaps that will happen one of these decades but I think the years of DSLRs and Mirrorless cameras coexisting are still ahead of us.

2020 is a big year for Canon. The Summer Olympics will take place in Japan and the world's photographers will converge in Tokyo and all the other cities around Japan. Canon is expected to announce the replacement to the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-7D Mark II cameras some time in early 2020, along with a pro version of the EOS R mirrorless camera. Check back often to get the latest information.