We have spotted a new patent where we can clearly see Canon is working on variable aperture based RF series zoom lens. The lens covers 70-300mm with an aperture range of F4-5.6 aperture.

Patent Details:

  • zoom ratio: 4.11
  • Focal length: 71.40 ~ 136.34 ~ 293.23 mm
  • F number the: 3.94 ~ 4.72 ~ 5.83
  • Half angle of view: 16.86 – 9.02 – 4.22
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 165.00 – 202.03 – 235.83 mm
  • Back focus: 12.14 – 31.67 – 72.45 mm L2 is for IS group.

It looks bit logical too since Canon EOS RP camera is made for entry-level users and they do need affordable lenses to start with. I do believe the 70-300 F4-5.6 lens will arrive at the end or very beginning of 2019.

Take a look at the list of to be announced Canon lenses