Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM lens will be released in the second half of 2024

Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM lens will be released in the second half of 2024

Canon is currently developing a high-tech telephoto lens, the Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM, with image stabilization. It was planned that the new professional lens would be presented in 2023, but at the moment the source said that the presentation of the new product will take place only in the second half of 2024.

The postponement is partly due to Canon’s goal to meet demand for the Canon RF 100-300mm F/2.8L IS USM lens, which is expected to be available in the near future. However, if the announcement of the new Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM were to take place now, then buyers would have to wait at least 6 months for the optics.

Thus, the new lens may be announced at Euro 2024 from June to July and at the Summer Olympics, which will be held in July and August 2024.

The Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM lens is expected to become one of the most popular professional telephoto lenses in the Canon RF system.
The Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM lens is expected to become one of the most popular professional telephoto lenses in the Canon RF system.

The Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM lens is expected to become one of the most popular professional telephoto lenses in the Canon RF system. It will be distinguished by its versatility and sufficiently high aperture ratio for such focal lengths. There was no such lens from Canon in the Canon EF system (for SLR cameras). The closest analogue is the Canon EF 200-400mm F/4L IS USM lens with a built-in 1.4x teleconverter. However, the RF lens will not have a teleconverter, which will reduce weight and size.

The price of the new Canon RF 200-500mm F/4L IS USM telephoto lens will be $15,999. Current images and characteristics of the lens have not yet been published. Apparently, the source will reveal them later – as the official announcement approaches.

Canon is also expected to introduce four fast prime lenses in 2024 . We are talking about the following premium optics:

  • Canon RF 14mm F/1.4L USM
  • Canon RF 24mm F/1.4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 28mm F/1.4L IS USM
  • Canon RF 35mm F/1.4L IS USM

The announcement of the Canon EOS R5 Mark II camera with new generation Quad Pixel AF is also expected . The source clarified that the Canon EOS R5 Mark II will have the ability to record 8K video at 60 fps or up to 120 fps when connecting an additional monitor-recorder via the HDMI port. The new product may receive an improved cooling radiator, which will avoid overheating during prolonged work with high loads (for example, shooting 8K in RAW).