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Canon is in talks with third-party lens manufacturers about commercializing and opening the RF mount: “There are no restrictions”

The Japanese publication Mynavi posted online an interview where Tsuyoshi Tokura (Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of the Canon Imaging Group) confirmed that Canon is in talks with third-party lens manufacturers about commercializing and opening the RF mount – here is the recap by digicame-info:

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Sigma is rumored to announce their first lenses for Canon EOS R cameras (RF mount) in February 2024

Sigma is rumored to announce their first lenses for Canon RF mount in February 2024:

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Canon Germany on third-party Viltrox lenses: “Canon believes that these products infringe their patent and design rights and has therefore requested the company to stop all activities that infringe Canon’s intellectual property rights”

Canon never released any official statements on the report that Viltrox was forced to stop selling RF-mount mirrorless lenses until today. The German site Photografix Magazin published the first official statement where Canon Germany indicated that third-party lenses infringe on their patent and design rights. Here is the full text:

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Viltrox: “We have been told by Canon to stop selling all RF mount products”

It seems that Canon is actively preventing 3rd parties from releasing mirrorless lenses for RF mount – take a look at this conversation between a customer and the Chinese lens manufacturer Viltrox: Viltrox basically confirms that Canon told them “to stop selling all RF mont products”.

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Viltrox is rumored to release several mirrorless lenses for Canon RF-mount (full-frame and APS-C)

Viltrox is rumored to release 23mm, 35mm, and 50mm full-frame mirrorless lenses for Canon RF-mount. Viltrox will is also rumored to release 23mm, 35mm, and 56mm APS-C mirrorless lenses for RF-mount (Canon will announce several new APS-C products next week). The new lenses are expected by the end of 2022. Viltrox already has the 85mm […]

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Viltrox announced their first full-frame autofocus mirrorless lens for Canon RF-mount: Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 STM

Viltrox announced their first full-frame autofocus mirrorless lens for Canon RF-mount: Viltrox AF 85mm f/1.8 STM. Additional information is available here. Pre-orders are already open at: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon CA Pergear (international shipping) Viltrox online store (international shipping) Rollei is now the official Viltrox lens distributor in Germany […]

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Yongnuo YN35mm f/2R DF DSM for Canon RF mount to be announced soon

The Yongnuo 35mm f/2 lens for Sony E-Mount was announced last year and Yongnuo just released the lens for Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras: Yongnuo YN35mm f/2R DF DSM. A week ago Yongnuo also announced a new YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM lens for Canon RF mount. Here are the details on the new Yongnuo […]

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Yongnuo YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM lens for Canon RF mount announced

Yongnuo announced a new YN 85mm f/1.8R DF DSM mirrorless lens for Canon RF mount:

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