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Correction: Canon is bringing us an RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro

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It looks like I incorrectly assumed the speed of the upcoming RF 24-105mm lens (I should know better). Canon is instead releasing an RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM with 0.4x – 0.5x macro through the entire zoom range.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM:

  • 13 elements in 13 groups
  • Minimum focusing distance: 0.2m (AF) /0.13m (MF) 
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.4x (AF / 105mm) / 0.5x (MF / 24mm)
  • 5 stops of image stabilization
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • Size: 76.6mm x 88.8mm
  • Weight: 395g

We expect this lens to be announced officially very soon.

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slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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In a world without crop (just imagine and work with me for a minute) this would seem like a very nice kit lens for entry level R bodies. Ok, now back to reality...what makes 28-88 such a great focal length anyway for 1.6 kit glass? 24-105 seems like a much more reasonable general purpose range.
 
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Quackator

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f=7.1is a hard one to swallow.

A cloudy day, and you have to pack and go home.....
 
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usern4cr

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This seems like a very nice kit zoom for their entry R bodies. It can get very unusually huge magnification at all zoom levels. It's not what I'm looking for, but will probably sell very well at a low cost, particularly for those R bodies without IBIS.
 
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H. Jones

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Interested to know when it passes f/5.6, wouldn't be too bad as a walk around lens if 70mm(or even 50mm) is still 5.6 and it's effectively a 24-70 f/4-5.6 with some bonus reach.
 
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navastronia

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Aug 31, 2018
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Macro shooters: could this lens replace other lenses in your kit, or is the magnification too low?
 

dwarven

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Dec 12, 2019
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f=7.1is a hard one to swallow.

A cloudy day, and you have to pack and go home.....

Not for macro it isn't. Besides, most macro shooters bring ring lights or flashes. Whenever I shoot macro I'm at f8 - f11. The magnification ratio of this lens is not good though, so it will probably be a cheapo beginner one.
 
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slclick

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Macro shooters: could this lens replace other lenses in your kit, or is the magnification too low?
Far too low to replace a 1:1 like the 100L . However it would be there where you had the itch just like when carrying the 24-70 f/4L.
 
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ahsanford

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Will be very small and light. Macro throughout the zoom range? Could be interesting!

- A
 
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SteveC

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Who shoots landscape and macro at wide apertures? Sure you can but...

Actually I use wide apertures for macro, but I have a VERY specific use case in mind. I readily acknowledge my situation is unusual.

If f/7.1 works for people, then this sounds like a good thing!
 

slclick

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Actually I use wide apertures for macro, but I have a VERY specific use case in mind. I readily acknowledge my situation is unusual.

If f/7.1 works for people, then this sounds like a good thing!
f/8-16 usually works for most people, but this isn't 1:1 and serious macro, unusual or not will not be the job for this tool.
 
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