Is Canon Developing RF 28-70mm f/2 L II USM Lens?

CanonRumors has been abuzz with speculation about the potential development of a successor to Canon’s acclaimed RF 28-70mm F2 L USM lens. While details regarding its release date remain elusive, whispers from insiders suggest that a new iteration, tentatively named the RF 28-70mm F2 L II USM, is already in the works.

The original RF 28-70mm F2 L USM lens made waves upon its release, showcasing Canon’s prowess with its remarkable optical performance. Regarded as one of the best standard zoom lenses in consumer optical equipment history, it set a high bar for excellence in its category.

According to sources, the upcoming lens aims to push the boundaries further, not only enhancing optical performance but also significantly reducing weight. This focus on weight reduction may lead to the omission of an image stabilization system, relying instead on the camera’s in-body stabilization for steady shots.

The predecessor, known for its stunning bokeh and wide aperture, was criticized for its hefty build, weighing over 1kg. The anticipated successor aims to address this concern, potentially making it more ergonomic and portable without compromising on image quality.

While details about the exact specifications and features of the RF 28-70mm F2 L II USM are scarce, the possibility of a Mark II version aligns with Canon’s strategy of refining its initial RF mount lens lineup. The rumored internal focus design update for the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM further supports this trend, hinting at a promising future for Canon’s RF lens ecosystem.

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Via: CanonRumors