Canon’s huge collection of lenses keeps getting bigger and bigger. It has a lot of standard options and some pretty specialized models to meet the needs of professional photographers. Even so, the mirrorless technology lineup is still missing quite a few things. Even this is now shifting.
Even though it’s too early to say for sure that DSLR cameras are on their way out, rumors about their death on the market for new cameras aren’t all made up.
There have been rumors that Nikon will stop making DSLRs soon, and Canon has confirmed that it will stop making DSLRs in favor of mirrorless cameras. On the website Canon Rumors, there are hints about a new RF lens that support this idea.
There are rumors that a well-known company will make a new version of one of their most popular EF lenses for the RF system. The Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is a new version of an older lens with the same specs that Canon stopped making a long time ago.
Canon Rumors has heard that there are already a few prototypes out there and that the focal lengths on the new version of the lens are completely different from the ones on the old one. Even though there aren’t any concrete size specs, sources say that the new edition is 40% lighter and 30% shorter than its EF predecessor.
Confirmation of a release like this is sure to be good for wildlife and sports photographers who care about their work. It can mean that you don’t have to carry around a big, heavy super-telephoto prime lens when you’re in a tough situation, like a crowded sports game or a place with a lot of wildlife.
The original EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM from Canon has always been a favorite among photographers who need a lot of focus reach and a really high aperture for quick shots.
Since this supposed new lens is still mostly just a strong rumor, it’s hard to say when it will come out for sure. But if what we’ve heard about the Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM is true, it should be officially announced by the middle of 2023.
In the meantime, keep an eye on what photographers at big sports events are using in the coming months. You might see one of the supposed prototype models being used.