According to Canon, the news lens is a compact and lightweight RF lens that will be “the perfect addition to a creator’s collection, delivering on quality output …” This lens is intended to work with mirrorless cameras for those of all skill levels. Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer at Canon U.S.A. says the lens is for “entry-level to advanced professionals.”
“Having a firm grasp on the needs of our customers looking for an impressive compact, lightweight lens at an affordable price point, the RF 24-105mm lens is the quintessential lens to have in any creator’s camera bag,” says Canon.
RF 24-105mm breakdown
Size-wise, the lens is 3.5 inches (88.8mm) in length and weighs 13.9 ounces (395g). It has a zoom range that starts at 24mm wide. Additionally, the lens comes with Optical Image Stabilization. This will keep the camera steady up to five stops. Also included is Movie Servo AF with STM (stepping-motor). Canon says that pair will contribute to “both fast auto focus for still images as well as smooth, quiet auto focus for video …”
RF 24-105mm overview
- Control ring for direct setting changes
- 12-pin communication system
- Maximum magnification of 0.4x at 105 mm
- Minimum focus distance of .13m (0.43 ft) using Center Focus Macro
Pricing and availability
Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens will be sold for about $399 for the lens only. It will be offered in a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras. You can learn more about the lens at usa.canon.com.