The RF lens mount was developed by Canon and launched in 2018 to replace the EF mount. The shorter flange distance of the RF mount means that RF lenses are only able to be used on Canon’s mirrorless EOS R cameras, they are not backwards compatible with DSLR lenses that use the older EF mount. While Canon initially continued to develop several more EF mount DSLRs after the launch of the RF mount, they stated publicly at the beginning of 2020 that there would be no more EF lenses. It’s RF all the way from here on out and there are some amazing looking lenses on the way such as the new RF 100-500mm.
The RF lens list continues to grow at a reasonable pace, but it’ll still be some time before it matches the breadth of the old EF lanes catalog. Thankfully, EF lenses can be used on all Canon EOS R mirrorless cameras using one of their EF to EOS R adapters. I have reviewed all the adapters on this site in the past, but by far my favourite is the Control Ring adapter. You can find the review of that one here, if you are thinking of adapting EF lenses to use with your EOS R camera: Canon Control Ring Adapter EF-EOS R Review.
If you are unfamiliar with the nomenclature that Canon uses to describe their lenses, I recommend you read our previous post entitled Canon Lens Terminology and Abbreviations.
Canon RF Lens List
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|Lens Name||Release Date (MDY)||Focal length||Aperture Range||Angle of View (diag)||Length||Diameter||Weight||MFD||MM||Optical Design||Filter||Aperture Blades||IS||Check Price|
|RF 15-35 f/2.8 L IS USM||08/28/19||15-35mm||2.8-22||110° 30' to 63°||4.99" / 126.8mm||3.48" / 88.5mm||1.85 lb / 840 g||11.02" / 28 cm||0.21x||16 Elements in 12 Groups||82mm||9||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 24-70 f/2.8 L IS USM||08/28/19||24-70mm||2.8-22||84° to 34°||4.95" / 125.7mm||3.48" / 88.5mm||1.98 lb / 900 g||8.27" / 21 cm||0.3x||21 Elements in 15 Groups||82mm||9||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM||09/05/18||24-105mm||4-22||84° to 23° 20'||4.22" / 07.3mm||3.29" / 83.5mm||1.5 lb / 700 g||1.48' / 45 cm||0.24x||18 Elements in 14 Groups||77mm||9||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM||08/28/19||24-240mm||(4-6.3)-22||84° to 10.3°||4.8" / 121.92mm||3.2" / 81.28mm||1.65 lb / 751.26 g||1.64' / 50 cm||0.26x||21 Elements in 15 Groups||72mm||7||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM||02/12/20||24-105mm||4(7.1)-40||84° to 23° 20'||3.5" / 88.8mm||3.02" / 76.6mm||13.93 oz / 395 g||5.16" / 13.1 cm||0.5x||13 Elements in 11 Groups||67mm||7||No||B&H|
|RF 28-70 f/2 L USM||09/05/18||28-70mm||2-22||75° to 34°||5.5" / 139.8mm||4.09" / 103.8mm||3.1 lb / 1430 g||1.28' / 39 cm||0.18x||19 Elements in 13 Groups||95mm||9||No||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 35mm f/1.8 IS Macro STM||09/05/18||35mm||1.8-22||63°||2.47" / 62.8mm||2.93" / 74.4mm||10.8 oz / 305 g||6.69" / 17 cm||0.5x||11 Elements in 9 Groups||52mm||9||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 50mm f/1.2 L USM||09/05/18||50mm||1.2-16||46°||4.25" / 108mm||3.54" / 89.8mm||2.1 lb / 950 g||1.31' / 40 cm||0.19x||15 Elements in 9 Groups||77mm||8||No||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM||10/24/19||70-200mm||2.8-32||34° to 12°||5.75" / 146mm||3.54" / 89.9mm||2.35 lb / 1070 g||2.3' / 70 cm||0.23x||17 Elements in 13 Groups||77mm||9||Yes||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 85mm f/1.2 L USM||05/08/19||85mm||1.2-16||28° 30'||4.62" / 117.3mm||4.06" / 103.2mm||2.63 lb / 1195 g||2.79' / 85 cm||0.12x||13 Elements in 9 Groups||82mm||9||No||Amazon / B&H|
|RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS||10/24/19||85mm||1.2-16||28° 30'||4.62" / 117.3mm||4.06" / 103.2mm||2.63 lb / 1195 g||2.79' / 85 cm||0.12x||13 Elements in 9 Groups||82mm||9||No||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 L IS||Late 2020||100-500mm||77mm||9||Yes||B&H|
|Canon RF 1.4x Extender||Late 2020||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Canon RF 2.0x Extender||Late 2020||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A||N/A|
Canon EF-EOS R Lens Adapters
|Canon Mount Adapter EF-EOS R||Basic standard mount adapter with no special features.||110g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R||Adds a user customizable control ring to EF lenses, similar to that which is found on new RF lenses.||130 g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon EF-EOS R Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter with Circular Polarizer Filter||Mount adapter with a drop-in rotatable circular polarizing filter.||121g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Variable ND Filter||Mount adapter with a drop-in rotatable variable ND filter.||121 g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon Drop-In Clear Filter A||A clear drop-in filter to use in the drop-in adapter when you don't need a polarizer or variable ND.||30g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon Drop-In Circular Polarizing Filter A||Drop-in CPL filter on its own without the drop-in adapter.||30g||Amazon / B&H|
|Canon Drop-In Variable ND Filter A (1.5-9 Stop)||Drop-in variable ND filter on its own without the drop-in adapter.||30g||Amazon / B&H|