Canon officially announces the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro

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New Compact, Lightweight Standard Zoom RF lens is Ideal for Users Looking to Add to their RF Lens Collection at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, N.Y., February 12, 2020 – Whether it’s evoking an emotion, telling a story or reminiscing about a moment in time, visual creators of all levels know that a high quality, trusted lens is necessary to capture the essence and power of an image. Creating for the creators, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its newest RF lens, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens. The new compact and lightweight RF lens will be the perfect addition to a creator’s collection, delivering on quality output at an affordable price.

“Since the introduction of the EOS R system in late 2018, our goal has always been to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses to match every skill level of photographers, from entry-level to advanced professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief...
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Gloads

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Is this the supposed "unique" macro that has been rumored? Was looking forward to a killer RF Macro for copy work, say 100mm F/2 1:2:-(
 

ritholtz

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Now, we have 3 general purpose lens for R mount. We are not going to see anything starting with 24mm equivalent in M mount. Time to slowly move into R i guess.
 

Jethro

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Is this the supposed "unique" macro that has been rumored? Was looking forward to a killer RF Macro for copy work, say 100mm F/2 1:2:-(
Hard to believe this is the one rumoured. I mean it's not even 'unique' - the EF 24-70 f4L has a 70% (ie better) macro add-on.
 

preppyak

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If a $400 lens for normal consumer with just half a stop slower that the standard f5.6 is problem for you, then God knows. In modern FF, increasing 0.5 stop ISO won't even show a difference in real life & moreover the target buyer won't even bother a bit. Afterall it's a huge win!
You had me til there; I'd rather take an exact replica of the 24-105 f/3.5-5.6, which only tacks on about 1/2" length and ~5oz in weight to get a faster lens with the same functional macro.

Its less that f/7.1 is slower and more that, traditionally, kit zooms arent best wide open. So, it might really an f/8 lens to be sharp. Or f/10. At which point...its an outdoor only lens, and even that beggars a cloudy day.
 
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padam

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Not very surprising, the RF 24-105MM f/4L IS USM is much sharper.



Also not much bigger either, although it is heavier and more expensive.

 

IcyBergs

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Love the control ring doubling as a manual focus ring. Wish that was the implementation on all other RFs rather than having 3 rings on every zoom.
 

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LOL the 7.1 comments popping up all over the interwebs are hilarious. I shoot at f/8-22 all the time. Ever do macro? Landscapes? A long tele with a TC? What happened to the film rules which still hold true about f/8 and be there. the sunny f/16 rule. This lens is not an L series piece of glass and is consumer grade with an appropriate focal length and aperture spread for the price. It is super compact, versatile and probably wonderful optics (we shall see) Any early dismissals are purely internet knee jerk spec sheet bravado. It's clearly not for everyone but it will be a wonderful addition to many peoples kits.
 

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LOL the 7.1 comments popping up all over the interwebs are hilarious. I shoot at f/8-22 all the time. Ever do macro? Landscapes? A long tele with a TC? What happened to the film rules which still hold true about f/8 and be there. the sunny f/16 rule. This lens is not an L series piece of glass and is consumer grade with an appropriate focal length and aperture spread for the price. It is super compact, versatile and probably wonderful optics (we shall see) Any early dismissals are purely internet knee jerk spec sheet bravado. It's clearly not for everyone but it will be a wonderful addition to many peoples kits.
"WE WANT MORE AFFORDABLE AND LIGHT RF LENSES"

*Canon gives*

"WE WANT MORE AFFORDABLE AND LIGHT RF LENSES THAT ARE AS SHARP AND FAST AS THE 50 1.2"

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dominic_siu

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I want a 1:1 macro rather than this, but this tiny lens is good for beginner to step in FF world