MELVILLE, NY, July 12, 2022 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today the launch of two new RF-Mount lenses, the RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM and RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM. The lenses are both high-value, compact and lightweight wide-angle additions to the RF-Mount family and pair perfectly with the complete lineup of EOS R cameras, including the newly announced Canon EOS R10 and EOS R7 cameras.

The Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM lens is a large-diameter, wide-angle fixed focal length lens designed for capturing bright and clear images with beautiful bokeh and macro capabilities to get even closer, both features not possible with a standard kit lens. Will Cadena, wedding and portrait photographer touts the focal length saying, “I love this lens! It helps give you the feeling you are right there in the action, and the focal length really directs your eye to the center of the frame.”

Thanks to the wide-angle of view and built-in STM motor that tracks focus with natural movement, the new RF24mm lens is optimized for video use, particularly vlogging and other social media uses.

Preorder: Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM $599 | Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $549

Additional Features of the RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens Include:

  • Fast F1.8 maximum aperture for great control over depth of field and bokeh, low-light shooting, and video recording, with fast and reliable autofocus.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include a UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 5.5 In./0.14 m; close-up magnification 0.5x at minimum focus distance.
  • Optical image stabilization — up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction. Up to 6.5 stops Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Dedicated, programmable Control Ring with click-stop operation.
  • Equivalent to approximately 38mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Impressively compact and light at only 0.6 lbs/270g.
  • Circular (9 blades) aperture for beautiful, soft backgrounds.

The Canon RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed for a variety of image-capturing moments such as dynamic landscapes and natural snapshots. Travel vlogger Juliana Broste (@TravelingJules) says that a wide-angle lens is her go to, “I’ve got options–whether I’m standing super close to my subject or backing up to get a sense of a place, I’m covered.”

Like the new RF24mm, this new lens has macro capabilities and produces images with beautiful bokeh, with the added flexibility of a zoom range. The RF15-30 is another excellent option for photographers looking to go beyond the standard zoom lens.

“The RF15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM makes it easy to film handheld, so you can stay light on your feet and move about freely. So long shaky shots!”

Travel Vlogger, Juliana Broste

Additional Features of the Canon RF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:

  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Optical Image Stabilization — up to 5.0 stops* of shake correction. Up to 7.0 stops of Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 11 in./0.28m (5.1 In./0.13m in manual focus at 15mm zoom position.)
  • Canon STM (stepping motor) focus drive, especially suited for smooth, quiet video AF operation.
  • Impressively compact and light — approx. 0.9 lbs./390g.

​​​Price & Availability

The Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM, and Canon RF15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available in late August 2022 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 and $549.99, respectively**.

Preorder: Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM $599 | Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM $549

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  1. Gotta go to Youtube and find the pre-release reviews.
    Surprisingly there are none(other than European retailers posting hands on), it seems like these are just announcements with no fixed shipping dates(US shops aren't listing ship dates while taking preorders). So I guess we will have to wait a little longer for full reviews from usual sources on interweb.
  2. 599 for the 24 STM seem a bit expensive, compared to the 35/1.8.
    Let's see how the € price will be...

    Edit: German Prices (incl. VAT):
    749 € RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM (est. av. Aug 8th)
    699 € RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM (est. av. Sep 1st)
  3. The 15-30 is wayy off the expected price of $800. I like it. It will probably vignette like crazy, like the 14-35 F4L
    Haven’t checked the pre-reviews, but I wonder if distortion correction is forced in-camera for the 15-30mm?
  4. Haven’t checked the pre-reviews, but I wonder if distortion correction is forced in-camera for the 15-30mm?
    It seems likely. Its a way to keep prices down while still giving reasonable images. With inflation, lower priced lenses are a way to keep sales up. I like the size, I'm no longer comfortable packing my big L lenses around. I've already sold one, I may part with the others and go to lighter lenses. My cell phone camera does a good job, but its still worlds away from my R5 images.
  5. 11-24 F4 WHEN CANON WHEN???!

    Unless the RF version allows use of a drop-in filter, the adapted EF version is more useful, and will almost certainly be cheaper, too.
  6. 24mm looks good for mushroom and amphibian/reptile photography! Just wish it had weather sealing, or at least a rubber gasket, I mean how much can a rubber ring add to the cost of the final product really.. $5?

    I will probably buy it though!
  7. Looking forward to the reviews of the 24 to start coming in. Looks like a good addition to the lineup, but for $599 it better be an excellent performer. Even the 35mm 1.8 is less expensive.
  8. There is a large practical value to the new 15-30mm. I personally won’t be buying it because I already have the 14-35 and the 15-35 that everyday I question my sanity for owning both. The price and weight make this lens make it a really compelling option for amateur and vacation photography. I remember the days of aspiring to own L-Series lenses one day. Starting off with APS-C and the 10-22mm. Let’s not forget that was an APS-C lens that cost MORE than this! It was $650 new and this is $550.

    Reading into the bigger picture here with these lenses…we’re not going to see anything autofocus from third party lens manufactures for a loooooong time. Sigma/Tamron could drop a wide angle zoom for around this price and offer weather sealing and faster apertures and it would take a lot of market share.
  9. 24mm looks good for mushroom and amphibian/reptile photography! Just wish it had weather sealing, or at least a rubber gasket, I mean how much can a rubber ring add to the cost of the final product really.. $5?
    It was tried, AFAIK it never took off.

  10. 11-24 F4 WHEN CANON WHEN???!

    I don't see that being announced anytime soon. The EF version is not that old and still a stellar lens. I would just buy that with the drop in filter RF adapter.

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