Canon Lens News

Canon officially announces the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS STM

Press Release:

The All-in-One RF Travel Lens Provides High-End Features Such as Nano USM at an Entry-Level Price Tag

MELVILLE, N.Y., July 8, 2019 –Introducing the next travel companion for photographers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the sixth lens in the RF family, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM telephoto zoom lens. As the first telephoto zoom lens designed for EOS R and EOS RP full-frame mirrorless cameras, the compact and lightweight 10x zoom RF 24-240mm provides photographers high-quality images and video capture at a budget-friendly price point.

Preorder the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS STM

“Providing photographers of all skill levels with the invaluable tools to help capture and create the images they desire has been and will continue to be a paramount goal for Canon,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The new RF 24-240mm is an excellent option as an all-around travel lens that provides attractive features for a wide variety of image capture.”

The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens is equipped with Nano USM, providing users quick, high-speed and precision auto focus (AF) when shooting video and capturing still images. With the powerful Nano USM, this lens allows photographers and videographers full time manual focusing making possible the fine tuning and adjusting of focus while in AF mode. This is the first Canon lens designed for full-frame cameras to feature Dynamic IS and utilizes a CIPA-standard, five-stop image stabilization system. The five-stop IS allows photographers to capture images and record videos with minimal shake, even during nighttime sightseeing or in dimly lit indoor events, without the need of a tripod.

When paired with the recently announced EOS RP full-frame mirrorless camera, the compact and lightweight portability of the RF 24-240mm rivals that of a Canon APS-C camera system with a comparable EF-S lens. The RF 24-240mm and EOS RP kitted together are only slightly heavier and longer than the EOS Rebel T7i when it is kitted with the EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS. The diminished form factor of the new lens and EOS RP together, as compared to other full-frame mirrorless camera systems using a similar focal-length telephoto zoom lens, make the lens and camera the ideal kit for travelers who are constantly on the go.

Additional features of the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM include:

  • Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
  • Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
  • Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
  • 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
  • 12-pin communication system

Pricing and Availability

The Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3mm IS USM lens is scheduled to be available September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $899.99*. In addition, Canon will offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF-24-240mm for an estimated retail price of $2199.00*.

Preorder the Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS STM

criscokkat

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2017
187
161
Madison, WI
The kit is too expensive, for now. I expect to see this under 2000 by end of August. This is simply to get that early adopter bump and to make sales later look better.
 
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lawny13

I'm New Here
Mar 6, 2019
24
33
"Lens Included: 24-240mm"

Obviously a misprint somewhere...
note a misprint, just confusing. If you follow the link you can see that you can select the 24-105 or the 24-240 or even without lens.

So the title on the page and the naming of the link is off. It should be something like "Canon EOS RP kit" or something like that. But the most important thing is that the RP and 24-240 is $1999 vs the $2199 for the 24-105 option instead.
 
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canonical

EOS M50
Jul 3, 2019
36
21
ah yes! Thx. (y)

1999 USD looks like a sensible price for RP + 24-240 - provided lens is at least "Canon consumer decent".
 

criscokkat

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2017
187
161
Madison, WI
"Lens Included: 24-240mm"

Obviously a misprint somewhere...
Looks like they fixed everything, it shows 24-240mm on all the screens now.

I wonder when we will learn details/reviews of this product? I'm interested to see how far out f4 extends to before increasing to 4.5/5.0/5.6/6.3


EDIT:
Right after I posted this I found the information:
YouTube first look video by cameralabs reporting that it's f4 from 24-27mm, f5.6 @ 70mm, and f6.3 @ 109-240mm.

That's actually better than the old nifty-250 on an APS-C camera once you account for f stop differences due to sensor size between those sensors and full frame. If it's just as sharp or better this will be a nice pickup. It won't be as distant as that setup was but by cropping it won't really be that much of a difference.
 
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flip314

EOS 80D
Sep 26, 2018
144
163
I was going to wait for the 24-70 2.8 and build a system starting there, but this is incredibly tempting. I'll probably end up owning both lenses eventually, just given the convenience of a 10x zoom for certain days (I love my EF-S 18-135, and it's not even that wide of a zoom range)
 
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c.d.embrey

EOS 7D MK II
Jul 21, 2010
646
4
Nikon has released the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens ($596.95 at B&H). I'd pay $596.95 for a Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, long before I buy a 24-240 f/4-6.3 kit zoom for $0.02. A Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM would also be a good addition.
 

Trey T

EOS T7i
Feb 6, 2019
84
32
What is the point for this type of lenses?
For expert shooters that likes to combat the variable aperture. For whatever reasons, vast majority of the people believe that lens with variable aperture like this one is for entry-level shooters, which doesn't make sense to me.
 
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BrightTiger

EOS M50
Aug 21, 2015
31
20
Nikon has released the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens ($596.95 at B&H). I'd pay $596.95 for a Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, long before I buy a 24-240 f/4-6.3 kit zoom for $0.02. A Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM would also be a good addition.
Bless you heart*.
The purpose of this lens is vastly different than a fixed 50mm/85mm/ anything else. So, whatever (#12).

* Southern meaning #19 = Midwestern "That's nice" meaning #5 = SoCal "Whatever" meaning #12.
 
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