Canon has produced some incredible lenses in the last few years, with options like the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM and the RF 100-300mm f/2.8 L IS USM pushing the boundaries of lens design and offering photographers some tremendously exciting optics. It looks like they have no intention of slowing down, with yet another major release coming fairly soon.

Canon Rumors is reporting that Canon intends to release an RF 200-500mm f/4L IS USM lens late this year or early next year. Surprisingly, this lens will not come with a built-in teleconverter like had been previously suspected, but word is the company wants to ensure the lens is as portable as it can be. Nonetheless, this lens is likely intended as the replacement for the EF 200-400mm f/4L IS USM Extender 1.4x, a highly respected and popular lens, particularly among wildlife photographers. Nikon has the AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR and Sony has the FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS, but an f/4 zoom of this focal length range would be a significant step up and would certainly be a popular option among professionals. Hopefully, we will hear more soon! 

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