Are Canon’s Rumored Super-Telephoto Lenses a Serious Threat to Olympus?

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Jun 142020
 
Are Canon's Rumored Super-Telephoto Lenses a Serious Threat to Olympus?

The rumored Canon lenses coming out have got a lot of us talking and pricked up a number of ears. One set of ears it ought to have pricked up, however, is Olympus’ — and here’s why.

Some of you may know that earlier this year, Olympus was kind enough to send me to Costa Rica with their new OM-D E-M1 Mark III to review it with the help of some of South America’s staggeringly diverse wildlife. From the first pre-trip presentation, it was clear the direction Olympus had been going for some time was the one there were intent on staying on: wildlife and sports. Their micro four thirds sensor puts a lot of people off — not least because of its age now — but it comes with at least one perk, and it’s a big one: effective focal length. With the 300mm f/4 IS PRO lens on the aforementioned body, I was shooting at the full frame equivalent of 600mm. Then, when I added the 2x teleconverter, I’m shooting at the equivalent of 1,200mm on a full frame body, something that is not easily or cheaply done!

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These are All of the Lenses Canon Will Announce in 2020: Report

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Jun 102020
 

Notoriously reliable site Nokishita has posted a list of six lenses and two teleconverters that Canon is planning to release in 2020. All of them are RF-mount lenses, some are exciting, and some of them are quite strange… like the 600mm f/11 and 800mm f/11 super-telephoto primes.

First things first, here is the full list:

  • RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM
  • RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM
  • RF 50mm f/1.8 STM
  • RF 85mm f/2 Macro IS STM
  • RF 600mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM
  • RF 1.4x teleconverter
  • RF 2x teleconverter

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