RF Nifty Fifty to Go for Less-Than-Nifty $199; 70-200 for $1599

Nov 2, 2020 | Canon, Lenses, Rumors

Nokishita was fed a price list showing that the retail for the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 will be $199 and the much awaited RF 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM will go for an eye-watering $1,599. It goes along with the trend. The most recent EF version of that lens launched at $1,299. The most recent EF nifty fifty retails for $120.

Put in perspective, the price per ounce of the 70-200 will be significantly more than the price per ounce of silver (about $54 per ounce for the Canon and about $24 per ounce of silver on today’s spot market). Initial reactions on the forums indicate wide acceptance of these prices, perhaps with higher price expectations set already for RF lenses.

Nokishita further reports that the specifications will be the following:

RF 70-200 f/4 L IS USM:

  • 16 elements in 11 groups (including 4 UD lenses)
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.6m
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.28x
  • Number of aperture blades: 9
  • Filter Diameter: 77mm
  • Stabilization: 5 stops on EOS R or RP; 7.5 steps on EOS R5 or R6)
  • Size: 83.5 x 119mm
  • Weight: 695g

RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

  • 5 elements in 5 groups
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.3m
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.25x
  • Number of aperture blades: 7
  • Filter Diameter: 43mm
  • Stabilization: None
  • Size: 69 x 41mm
  • Weight: 160g

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