Is Canon targeting m43 users?

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Is Canon targeting m43 users?
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After the slow telephoto primes, Canon comes out with this: https://m.dpreview.com/news/5329830744/canon-goes-far-and-wide-with-new-rf-100-400mm-f5-6-8-and-16mm-f2-8-lenses

Interestingly, the lens is very comparable in specs to the Panasonic 50-200 2.8-4.0. Similar eq. focal length, similar eq. aperture, similar weight. And it is priced extremely reasonably at 649$. Of course, the PL 50-200 is probably better built but the price difference is considerable, especially if IQ is good. For the same price you could get a FF Canon RP with this lens or just the PL lens alone. For someone starting from scratch, it is really worth considering.

Will the m43 system suffer from the comparison?

As it is probably easier to design longer focal range slower lenses than shorter focal range faster lenses, m43 manufacturers will have a hard time trying to compete with larger sensor cameras. Maybe they should concentrate on really tiny high quality lenses where FF can't compete.

What are your thoughts?

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