Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro and RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM announced

Canon has introduced two new full-frame lenses for the RF mount that have already been rumored and leaked – the fast prime lens is Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro IS STM and the zoom RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM. The new Canon RF lenses share similar optical designs, STM AF drive, and compact housing and are not only compatible with the EOS R/RP and EOS R6 / EOS R5 but will also fit the new Canon APS-C, EOS R7, and EOS R10 models.

Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro and RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM

Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro IS STM

RF 24mm f1.8 Macro IS STM – fast wide-angle fix with stabilizer and Macro function, maximum aperture f/1.8, aperture design with 9 rounded blades. According to these parameters, this is a versatile lens that can be safely used for any scene, from it is perfect for both photos and videos. And on APS-C cameras, can easily shoot portraits, landscapes, and objects, and are generally used as a regular ones.

Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro and RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM

Key Features

  • Compact 24mm prime lens
  • Wide aperture f/1.8, 9 blades
  • Optical image stabilizer with 5 stops
  • Combined Image Stabilizer with 6.5 stops when used with select EOS R cameras
  • Compact and lightweight, only 270g.
  • Autofocus drive STM
  • Minimum focusing distance 14cm at 0.5x magnification

The RF 24mm f/.8 has an additional control ring on the body that allows you to adjust ISO, aperture, and switch between autofocus methods. Optical design – 11 elements in 9 groups, Super Spectra Coating is used, which is designed to combat ghosting and flare. An optical image stabilizer is built into the body, which can compensate for 5 stops of exposure, and with cameras, with IBIS it will work in conjunction with matrix stabilization and can compensate for up to 6.5 stops.

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM

The RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM zoom cannot boast of an aperture ratio, and the zoom range is not particularly impressive, but it is the same regular lens that beginners buy with the camera. Moreover, its design has an image stabilizer, which will allow you to shoot handheld in low light – Canon promises 5.5 stops. Again, when mounted on a camera with an EOS R with IBIS, the user will receive up to 7 stops of exposure, which is not bad at all. According to the company, weighing just 390g, the zoom lens is compact and durable.

Canon RF 24mm f1.8 Macro and RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM

Key Features

  • Wide-angle zoom lens with a focal length of 15-30mm.
  • Optical image stabilizer with 5.5 stops
  • 7 stops of exposure compensation with EOS R cameras with IBIS
  • Lightweight – 390 g.
  • Autofocus drive STM
  • Maximum magnification 0.52x
  • Minimum focusing distance of 28 cm with autofocus and 13 cm with manual focus at a focal length of 15 mm

The lens uses an STM autofocus drive with a lead screw, so it allows you to quickly focus when shooting dynamic objects. Canon points out that the autofocus drive is very quiet, which will be useful when shooting video.

The optical design of the lens includes 2 UD (Extra-Low Dispersion) glass elements, 1 aspherical glass element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to combat ghosting and flare. The combined focus and lens control ring allows you to control settings. When mounted on an APS-C camera, the zoom is equivalent to 24-48mm.

Price and availability

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