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Sigma to Release Canon RF Lenses Next Year

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If you’re a Canon shooter, or you’re thinking about grabbing a Canon body, you’ve probably noticed two big problems with the Canon full-frame (RF) lens lineup.

First, Canon doesn’t offer many RF lenses.

There are around a dozen RF mount options at present, which pales in comparison to the number of lenses offered by mirrorless competitors like Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus.

And second:

For the RF lenses that Canon does offer, the price tags are huge.

For instance, if you’re a sport, landscape, or event shooter in need of a high-quality 70-200mm zoom, you’re stuck with the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L, which costs over $2500 USD.

And if you’re a landscape, travel, or architectural shooter looking for a good ultra-wide lens, the Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L is probably the way to go. Unfortunately, it costs just under $2300 USD.

So for photographers who want to dedicate themselves to Canon mirrorless bodies but don’t have a huge budget, you’ve got a big problem.

Of course, there’s always the option of using an adapter with Canon EF and EF-S lenses. But this will add bulk and inconvenience to your setup, and it doesn’t take full advantage of the possibilities offered by RF-mount lenses.

Fortunately, it seems that Sigma may be offering another solution.

Because according to Canon Rumors, Sigma may soon come forward with an RF lens announcement.

Sigma has a reputation for producing high-quality glass at excellent prices, which is exactly what Canon full-frame mirrorless shooters are looking for. Even a few Sigma lenses could quickly expand the Canon lens lineup, while also offering some entry-level options for folks who can’t pay thousands of dollars for a single RF mount lens.

While there are not any details on this roadmap as of yet, Sigma is apparently hoping to release lenses starting in 2021. And Canon Rumors’s source suggests that Sigma has sped up its original plans for RF lenses, thanks to the interest generated by the EOS R5 announcement.

The source also revealed that Sigma won’t be modifying their popular ART lenses to fit the Canon RF mount. Instead, Sigma will be developing new glass for Canon shooters.

On the one hand, it’s disappointing to hear that Sigma’s ART lenses won’t make an appearance under the Canon RF label, given how all-around fantastic they’ve turned out to be.

But on the other hand, it’ll be nice to see what Sigma develops.

Now over to you:

What lenses are you hoping that Sigma produces for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless cameras? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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