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

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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...

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"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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"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


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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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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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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.
 
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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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