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Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8L IS USM Z

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MELVILLE, NY, November 2, 2023 - Photographers aiming to get a powerful, ultra-wide
angle shot, or looking for a superb zoom range, can improve their images with three new lenses announced today by Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions. The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses can benefit a wide range of users — from beginners all the way to working professionals.

The RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers users of APS-C sensor size EOS R-series cameras an ultra wide-angle zoom, helping create strong still images and video. It is an ideal lens for vloggers, travelers, and general shooters. Beginners in video and still photography can make good use of this lens, as well as the more advanced pros. Key features include:

  • 10–18mm ultra-wide zoom (equivalent to 16-29mm on full-frame camera).
  • Image Stabilization, for even greater hand-held sharpness and video steadiness.
  • Compact and lightweight design, making it an excellent choice for travel.
  • A new optical design, optimized for RF lens mount and APS-C sensor size.
  • An affordable price tag for those just stepping into ultra-wide video and still imaging.

Still and video professionals who want a single lens that can handle most tasks with low-light capabilities will find what they’re looking for with the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z. This is the world’s first 24-105mm focal length lens combined with consistent f/2.8 maximum aperture1, offering true portrait-length telephoto coverage resulting in sharp images. High-end photographers, photojournalists, and video content creators can utilize this lens’ other features that include:

  • Constant overall length when zooming.
  • Manual aperture ring for video use.
  • Optimized optics for high-level video.
  • Image stabilization.

A new Power Zoom Adapter will also be available for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens, an optional accessory for super-smooth zooming during video operation. This detachable device allows for more natural movement when zooming in and out, and easier control for solo camera operators. A standard version of the Power Zoom Adapter will be available, as well as a 20-pin port version to support zoom and focus demands. The firmware updates that will be available in early December for the EOS C70 and EOS R5 C cameras will add support for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z lens.

Last, but not least — nature, wildlife, and outdoor sports shooters will find the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM super telephoto zoom lens a great tool to take crystal-clear images of action at a distance. This lens is lightweight and easy to hold in your hand, allowing most users to carry it to help capture a range of subjects, whether it’s a still image of a landscape, or video of a moving target. Unique features of the RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens also include:

  • Up to 800mm focal length.
  • Up to 5.5 stops image stabilization.
  • Compatible with optional Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders.
  • Weather-resistant design.
  • Rotating tripod mount.

Price & Availability

The new RF-S10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF200-
800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lenses are expected to be available in December for estimated retail
prices of $329.99, $2,999.00, and $1,899.00, respectively2. The two versions of the Power Zoom Adapter for the RF24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z will be available Spring 2024 for an estimated retail price of $999.99, and $1,299.002 for the version with the 20-pin port. For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

1 As an AF interchangeable lens for full-frame sensor mirrorless cameras that have already been released as of November 1, 2023. (Based on Canon’s internal survey).
2 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

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Lens type - Zoom lens
Max Format size - 35mm FF
Focal length - 24–105 mm
Image stabilization - Yes (5.5EV (8.0 with co-ordinated IS bodies))
CIPA Image stabilization rating - 5.5 stop(s)
Lens mount - Canon RF

Maximum aperture - F2.8
Minimum aperture - F22
Aperture ring - No
Number of diaphragm blades - 11

Elements - 23
Groups - 18
Special elements / coatings - 4 UD elements, 3 Aspheric elements

Minimum focus - 0.45 m (17.72″)
Maximum magnification - 0.29×
Autofocus - Yes
Motor type - Ring-type ultrasonic
Full time manual - Yes
Distance scale - No
DoF scale - No

Weight - 1330 g (2.93 lb)
Diameter - 89 mm (3.5″)
Length - 199 mm (7.83″)
Sealing - Yes
Zoom method - Rotary (extending)
Filter thread - 82 mm
Hood supplied - Yes
Hood product code - EW-88E
Tripod collar - Yes

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Canon just announced three new lenses that wildlife photographers, sports photographers, filmmakers, and vloggers will all enjoy! Introducing the RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM, and RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM.

Usually, you have to choose between a bright aperture and zoom range. Canon's RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z allows you to have both! This is a true hybrid lens that combines the best features of Canon's photography and cine lenses.

The RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM is a super-telephoto zoom for travel, sports, and wildlife photographers that shoot full frame. Despite it's impressive zoom range, it can still fit into most camera backpacks!

Vlogging typically requires a lens that allows for a wide enough field of view, as well as a flexible zoom range. The Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM brings those qualities into a compact package!

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This is one of the most exciting new lenses that I've reviewed in a long while. The new Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z Lens combines the best all rounder focal range of a 24-105mm lens with the versatility of the nice and fast f/2.8 aperture to create a lens that I could imagine very rarely needing to take off the front of my camera.
As an L lens, it has superb optical and build quality and offers so much as your go to, all rounder lens and to be honest with you, I can't wait to get my hands on it again.

  • 0:00 - Introduction
  • 1:41 - Video
  • 2:37 - Stills
  • 3:49 - Image Quality
  • 5:14 - Design
  • 6:40 - Closing Thoughts
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We love 24-105mm zooms for their impressive versatility, but Canon has just shocked us all by releasing the first 24-105mm f/2.8! See how this lens performs in a variety of situations, and find out if you need one in your camera bag!

  • 0:00 - Intro
  • 1:38 - Design and build quality
  • 3:25 - Sample photos
  • 3:58 - Close-up Performance
  • 4:32 - Autofocus
  • 4:45 - Bokeh
  • 5:51 - Flare
  • 6:29 - Video performance
  • 7:45 - Chromatic Aberrations
  • 8:26 - Sharpness
  • 9:30 - Who is it for?
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