Jarred land has mentioned in a post on Instagram that the upcoming Komodo doesn’t currently support Canon RF lenses. Yes, I had to read that twice as well. Despite the Komodo having a Canon RF mount, there is currently no support for using RF lenses.
It is not clear as to whether RF lenses currently can’t be used at all on Komodo camera’s or if there is just certain functionality that won’t work. Maybe someone who has used or has a Komodo can tell us further details.
You can read Jarred’s post below:
The fact that it doesn’t currently support RF lenses probably explains why RED is including a Canon EF to RF Adapter with every KOMODO that will ship.
The camera will work normally with Canon’s Drop-In Filter Mount Adapter EF-EOS R with Variable ND Filter, however, it won’t work correctly with the Canon Control Ring Mount Adapter EF-EOS R.
According to the post, RED is concentrating on supporting EF lenses first. They want to make sure that there Pixel AF will work well with Ef lenses before they begin working on native RF support.
Jarred land concludes his post by stating: ‘So please… don’t buy a Komodo right now if you expect RF to magically work out of the box.’