The state of third-party lenses for the RF mount, Canon could also be concerned | Canon Rumors


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Some of the vital issues within the gear world for worth conscience consumers, are third-party lenses. Sigma and Tamron grew to become fairly large gamers within the EF market after they each modified route and introduced their lenses up market, however nonetheless aggressive value sensible when in comparison with comparable Canon choices.

The rollout of third-party lenses for the RF mount has been extraordinarily gradual, and we solely have Rokinon and Viltrox making autofocus lenses for the RF mount, however they use the EF protocols and never the newest and best from the RF mount.

Samyang at one level made RF mount lenses, however that abruptly stopped with none public purpose why.

I’ve now been instructed by means of a 3rd celebration that Viltrox, a smaller producer of lenses has been instructed by Canon that they can not make RF mount lenses and to cease promoting any such merchandise. Did the identical factor occur to Samyang (who makes Rokinon)? Are different third-party producers going to face the identical request (demand) from Canon?

This info goes in opposition to what we now have at all times assumed about third-party lens choices, Canon might not aid you make them, but when you are able to do it your self, have at it.

That leaves us with some large questions on SIGMA and Tamron, each have been extraordinarily quiet on the subject, and if they’ve mentioned something, it’s been the same old “we are going to take into account this sooner or later”, or “we now have maxed out our manufacturing capabilities”, which is simply means they will’t truly inform us what’s going on with the RF mount.

Is Canon trying so as to add some sort of income stream from third-party producers? That could possibly be good enterprise because the trade continues its evolution.

We don’t have skilled information on how these kinds of applied sciences are protected by patents and whatnot, so if anybody has perception past guessing by means of a Google search, we’re all ears.

We now consider that Canon desires some degree of management over the whole lot that works with their system, and we hope to listen to from Canon, SIGMA and Tamron on this matter within the close to future, as a result of consumers have gotten a bit stressed.



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