Canon has just officially announced the RF 14-35mm f/4L IS. This new lens brings ultra-wide capabilities at 14mm and native compatibility with Canon’s popular R-series cameras.
At $1,699 and 544 grams, it’s a cheaper, lighter and slightly wider alternative to Canon’s other RF wide angle zoom lens, the 15-35mm f/2.8L IS (priced at $2,299 and weighing 840 grams.) While it’s definitely not a cheap lens, Canon shooters will surely be pleased to have slightly more affordable options available, at least until third party manufacturers get in on the game.
Given that wide apertures are rarely of use to architecture photographers, this lens seems to be incredibly well suited for architecture photography and videography…if you can afford it.
Key features of this lens include the broadest range of any Canon full frame (14-35mm) and the lens’s ability to accept conventional 77mm screw in filters, which is notable especially at the widest end of 14mm.
This lens will be available in August 2021 and is currently available for pre-order.