Canon has been developing lenses at full speed since the RF 28-70mm f/2 L USM came out, and it doesn’t look like the company plans to slow down anytime soon. Later this year, the company plans to release a new version of one of its hidden gems which will be a lens.
Canon Rumors says that Canon will announce an RF 135mm f/1.8L USM lens by the end of this year. This lens may have image stabilization. A long time ago, the EF 135mm f/2L was thought to be one of the best-kept secrets of the company. It gave portrait photographers another focal length choice with a bit more telephoto compression. It also had a large aperture, fast autofocus, and images that were sharp and had good contrast.
The best part was that it cost about half as much as the EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM. This made it a great choice for photographers who wanted a high-quality portrait lens that wouldn’t break the bank.
But that lens is more than 20 years old and needs to be replaced. I have no doubt that an RF version would be very popular, and a slight increase in the maximum aperture would also be nice. The lens should arrive in the last three months of 2022.