Canon News points to new Canon patents finally showing some love for smaller, cheaper lenses that would have been terribly useful for the RF mounts first bodies, the R and the RP. Those lenses launched into a lens lineup that had an average lens price of close to $2,000. Now that Canon’s RF bodies are some of the best out there, they’re designing variable aperture kit lenses.
The patents show different variants, as is normal, but the gist is that Canon appears to be looking to produce a 24-70 f/4 – f/6.3. The lens would telescope only about half a centimeter, so this might be a candidate for an internally zooming lens body design.
The maximum length would be about 12 centimeters, or just under 5 inches.