Nikon has just updated its Z-mount lens roadmap and added three new lenses. Silhouettes of three new primes have been added, and they are 400mm, 600mm, and the “Micro 50mm.” When you look at the roadmap, you’ll notice that there are more than three silhouettes. But some of them were already teased in the previous […]
Nikon recently published an updated lens roadmap that shows a total of eleven silhouetted, to-be-released lenses, but this latest version includes three that the company had not previously mentioned: a 50mm, and two giant super-telephoto primes.
Nikon has been rapidly filling out its lens lineup for the Nikon Z system, but a sports and wildlife-focused super-telephoto prime had thus far been absent. The Nikon 200-600mm was part of an updated roadmap that the company published last year, but it is not part of Nikon’s high-end S-line. The two new, towering silhouettes in Nikon’s latest promotional image on the other hand, will be: a 400mm and a 600mm.
Nikon released a chart that shows all its current and upcoming lenses across the range of focal lengths they will cover:
When all are released, Nikon will have solid coverage from 14mm through 600mm, with most of its efforts between 24mm and 100mm.
No further information on the expected aperture or a more concrete release date was provided with this latest roadmap, but Nikon does state that all lenses pictured will be available by the end of 2022. With the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics set for next year, Nikon fans can remain hopeful that these two telephoto primes will make their debut before the global sporting event.
It sounds like Canon is getting a lot more serious about the RF mount now. With recently announcing an RF mount cinema camera, and the mostly positive response the EOS R5 and EOS R6 have received (from people who’ve actually bought them), it’s not surprising. But a post from Canon Rumors suggests that there are […]
Canon has already released a bunch of exciting glass for the full-frame mirrorless RF-mount, but the company is far from done. A leaked lens roadmap for 2021 indicates that Canon has as many as 16 new RF mount lenses in the works, including some of the most-anticipated additions like the 70-200mm f/4 and 50mm f/1.8.
As any early adopter will tell you: fancy new camera bodies are great, but a lens mount lives and dies on the battlefield of lens selection. Nobody wants to adapt their old glass to their brand new camera forever…. which is why it’s so exciting that Canon Rumors has published an accurate, leaked roadmap of all the lenses Canon plans to unveil in 2021.
In CR’s own words, “I would lean on most, if not all, of [this information] being accurate.”
So, what does Canon have in store? First up will be a “coke can” sized RF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, and an RF 50mm f/1.8 STM that is apparently better—both optically and in terms of build—than the EF-mount version… the so-called “plastic fantastic.” These are the next two lenses that Canon plans to launch, and one or both of them could even arrive before 2021.
The rest of 2021 will include as many as 14 more lenses—though some of these could be delayed into 2022 due to the pandemic—including two “revolutionary” autofocus tilt-shift lenses, all of the major telephoto prime lenses, and some highly-anticipated portrait and macro lenses as well.
If this information turns out to be accurate, this is one heck of a leak and a lovely preview of coming attractions for the Canon faithful. Between the rumored 90MP Canon EOS R5s and this jaw-dropping lineup of RF-mount lenses, it looks like Canon is really going for broke in 2021.