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In keeping with a dependable rumor supply (thanks!) Canon is testing prototypes of the next DO tremendous telephotos;
- RF 400mm f/3.5 DO IS USM
- RF 400mm f/4 DO IS USM
- RF 500mm f/4.5 DO IS USM
- RF 500mm f/5 DO IS USM
- RF 800mm f/9.5 DO IS USM
In keeping with the supply, solely one among these is predicted to make it out of the prototype and into manufacturing. The 500mm lenses have had the most effective outcomes to this point, with one among them at present within the wild.
Whereas we didn’t have an RF 500mm DO IS USM on our roadmap, with present provide chain delays Canon could also be pressured to do one thing out of order with these lenses.
Apparently, the supply states that Canon hopes to announce this lens both with an precise announcement or growth announcement along side the R1 announcement. The supply mentions that manufacturing delays could power Canon to do only a growth announcement for this lens this yr. The supply is actually implying that the R1 announcement is predicted afterward this yr.
Canon actually might do the R1 this yr, particularly after so firmly stating that the R3 is most undoubtedly not their flagship mirrorless digital camera. An R1 announcement later this yr, can be 18 months aside from after we first discovered concerning the R3, and three years because the growth announcement of the 1DX Mark III.
This previously is nothing uncommon as Canon has had pretty fast turnarounds within the 1 collection cameras;
|1D Mark II||April 2004|
|1D Mark III||Feb 2007|
|1D Mark IV||December 2009|
|1Ds Mark II||November 2004|
|1Ds Mark III||April 2007|
|1DX Mark II||February 2016|
|1DX Mark III||January 2020|
So there’s nothing traditionally totally different from Canon releasing the R1 this yr. The one oddity can be that it’s removed from the subsequent summer season video games hopefully held in 2024 and that the key “sports activities” succesful flagships are launched through the Olympic years. However confronted with stronger Nikon and particularly Sony competitors, Canon could also be feeling the warmth to launch it as quickly as doable.
(The EF 400mm DO is proven above as a reference)