Canon officially announces the RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

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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...

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Chaitanya

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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.
 
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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
 
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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)
 
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My trusted Dealer in Frankfurt am Main / West-Germany offers the RF24mm, starting at 04th August for 750€.
 

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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?
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Did Canon just somehow mess up the embargo lifting time? Seems like the only reviews and first-looks on Youtube are from european camerastores.
 
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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.