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Canon flags 90D, M6 II and three RF lenses

Canon has finally made an official announcement for the EOS 90D and EOS M6 Mk II.
Canon 90DThe EOS 90D  is scheduled for release on September 12 at around $1859 body only. It will be offered as a body alone or with the regular EF-S 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS II STM or EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM kit lenses.

Here (from last week) is the 90D spec sheet.
Canon M6 IIThe EOS M6 Mark II will arrive a couple of weeks later, on September 26. RRP will be around $1700 with a bundled with the EF-M 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 IS STM lens AND the EVF-DC2 removable OLED viewfinder (resolution of 2.36mil dots, refresh rate of up to 120 fps.)

Here’s the M6 Mk II spec sheet.


New lenses
Canon has also announced three more RF lenses – a Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS; Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS; andRF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM. Allwill start shipping some time soon and, with US pricing of US$2300 for the first two of the new lenses, should show up in the local market at no less than, say, $3750 – probably more. The 24-200mm is already advertised for local pre-order with a price range from under $1400 to $1600.

Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS features:
– Constant f/2.8 9-bladed Aperture
– 5-Stop Image Stabilisation
– NANO Ultra-sonic Autofocus Motor
– 16 Elements in 12 Groups
– SWC, ASC and Fluorine Coating
– Customisable Ring and Control Switches
– 840g

Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS features:
– Constant f/2.8 with 9 Bladed Aperture
– 5-Stop Image Stabilisation
– NANO Ultra-sonic Autofocus Motor
– 21 Elements in 15 Groups
– SSC and Fluorine Coating
– Customisable Ring and Control Switches
– 900g

The new RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens is an all-in-one lens covering a 20x zoom range with variable maximum apertures.  Key features include:
– 21 elements in 15 groups and includes one aspherical element and two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements. Super Spectra Coating is applied to minimise ghosting and flare;
– Built-in Optical Image Stabiliser for up to up to five stops of camera shake suppression. Dynamic IS is available to provide a more active type of stabilization while walking or moving;
– Autofocusing via a Nano USM system that utilises both a ring type USM and an STM mechanism to deliver smooth and near-silent adjustments;
– Full-time manual focus control in the one-shot AF mode;
– Configurable control ring can be used to adjust exposure settings, including aperture, ISO and exposure compensation.
– 751 grams weight.

With the addition of these two, Canon now has eight lenses in the RF range, but with one at $4599, another at $4269, two new models maybe just under $4,000, a 50mm f1.2 at $3200, and a 24-105mm f4 at $1749, and the new 24-240 at, say, $1500, Canon fans who are neither professional photographers nor ‘high net worth individuals’ are pretty well financially locked out of the RF system for now. The one lens under $1000 is a 35mm f1.8 at $749.

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