Canon Announces new RF lenses, EOS 90D, M6 Mark II

  By Kaitlyn Kerr

Canon has announced new 15-35mm F2.8 and 24-70mm F2.8 lenses for their full-frame RF mirrorless lineup, as well as the EOS 90D, a mid-level APS-C DSLR to replace the 80D, and the M6 Mark II, part of their APS-C M-mount mirrorless lineup. 

The two new RF lenses are both stabilized and weather-sealed, while maintaining approximately the same physical profile as their existing EF counterparts and incorporating a customizable function ring and stabilization. The lenses are expected to ship in September 2019 and are both priced at $2999.99.

The new cameras, a 90D DSLR and M6 Mark II mirrorless, feature many of the same specs, including a 32.5 megapixel sensor, DIGIC 8 processor, 4K/30p recording and 1080/120p slow motion capture with full sensor readout. Both cameras have Canon’s Dual-Pixel AF system and wifi and bluetooth technologies. The 90D can capture up to 10 frames per second (an improvement over the 80D’s 7fps) and features 45 cross-type autofocus points. Of those, 27 can focus at F8 metering, allowing for users to shoot with longer glass and a teleconverter.

The M6 Mark II can shoot up to 14 frames per second with autofocus tracking or up to 30 fps in RAW burst mode. The LCD screen flips up 180 degrees for vloggers or selfies. It does not have a built-in EVF, but is sold in bundles with the EVF-DC2, which sits in the camera’s hotshoe. The M6 Mark II will also come in black or silver configurations. 

Both cameras are expected to begin shipping September 2019. The 90D will be available in three configurations: body only at $1499.99, kitted with the 18-55mm lens for $1699.99, or kitted with the 18-135mm for $1999.99. The M6 Mark II will be available in two different bundles: with the 15-45mm lens and EVF-DC2 for $1449.99, or with the 18-150mm lens and EVF-DC2 for $1749.99.

Also announced was a firmware update for the current EOS R and RP full frame mirrorless cameras. The update will improve eye-detection autofocus, a delay in the AF frame display, and improve subject identification. To download and install the update, visit the product support pages: Canon EOS R | Canon EOS RP

Featured in this Blog:

Canon RF 24-70mm f2.8L IS USM

Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS USM

Canon EOS 90D Body

Canon EOS 90D with 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM 

Canon EOS 90D with 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS USM

Canon EOS M6 Mark II with 15-45mm f3.5-6.3 + EVF

Canon EOS M6 Mark II with 18-150mm f3.5-6.3 + EVF

Canon EOS R Body

Canon EOS RP Body


Kaitlyn is a craft beer enthusiast and self-labelled film nerd. Suitably, she is one of the hosts of Calgary's Beers & Cameras meetup group. She also drinks too much coffee and wants to see too many places. When not helping coordinate events or exploring whatever city, town, or backroad she can, she also works as a freelance photographer and assistant.