Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS Review (frustrating areas of regression, D. Abbott)

RF 24-50mm

Here is a professional review of the Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS lens. This is one of the less expensive lenses for the EOS R system (i.e. a kit lens)

The lens at a glance:

  • Full-Frame Lens
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focus Control Ring
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compact and Lightweight Design

Dustin Abbott reviewed the Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS. Here are his findings. It’s a very exhaustive and complete review, and I suggest you have a look at it (especially if you are pondering to get the RF 24-50mm). From Mr. Abbott’s conclusion:

[the RF 24-50mm] serves a specific purpose, namely to provide a small, lightweight, inexpensive lens for people to add to their Canon EOS R8 (and future cameras) so that they have a lens to actually take pictures with. I remember my first Canon DSLR purchase (the Rebel T1i) and it came with an EF-S 18-55mm IS lens. I didn’t love the lens (sold it fairly quickly), but it gave me something to use in the first couple of months so that I could use my new camera. There are places where Canon has improved things (autofocus is definitely better), but there are also some really frustrating areas of regression. Canon’s maximum aperture range on these type lenses has become decidedly worse, as Canon clearly banks on the improved ISO performance in modern cameras covering for the slower maximum apertures. They’ve also become increasingly reliant on software to cover for the hardware shortcomings, with massive amounts of optical correction needed to make the image usable.

Read the complete review at dustinabbot.net

The review is not very positive. On the other hand, this is a kit lens, and at $299 I guess you can not expect much more. Mr. Abbott’s review comes with test charts, sample photos, ISO test, there is nothing that is missed. And if you’re not into reading reviews, you can watch the video-review below.

More reviews by Dustin Abbott are listed here.

Canon RF 24-50mm IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Canon IT, WEX Photographic, Canon FR, Canon UK, Canon DE

Canon RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS Sample Pictures Gallery (DPReview)

RF 24-50mm

It appears DPReview is still alive and kicking, despite some recent news. Just a matter of time, I guess.

At a glance:

  • Full-Frame Lens
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Focus Control Ring
  • Two Aspherical Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • 7-Blade Diaphragm
  • Compact and Lightweight Design

DPReview posted a set of Canon RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS sample pictures, all taken with a Canon EOS R7 and EOS R8. The images can be downloaded for your pixel peeping pleasure. The RF 24-50mm f/4.5-6.3 IS seems to be a rather interesting little lens.

Canon Releases Teaser For Upcoming February 8, 2023, Announcement

Canon's Teaser For The February 8, 2023, Announcement

Not that we had any doubts left that Canon would announce new gear on February 8, 2023. Now we have a teaser too.

Canon China has released a teaser for a February 8, 2023 announcement (image in top).

We expect Canon to announce the Canon EOS R8, EOS R50, RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM. A set of alleged specifications for the Canon EOS R8 has already leaked:

  • Resolution: 24 million pixels full size CMOS sensor
  • Kit lens: RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • International price: $1,499 body, $1,699 lens kit
  • Weight: 461g
  • DIGIC X processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • Object detection (aircraft, railroad, car, animal)
  • 40 fps maximum
  • 4K 60p (6K oversampling)
  • Full HD 180fps
  • C-Log3
  • No in-body image stabilization
  • vari-angle monitor
  • 3.5mm microphone jack
  • Streaming over USB-C
  • Positioned between EOS R7 and R10
  • new form factor
  • A new kind of vari-angle monitor

Stay tuned…

[via Digicame-Info]

Is This The Upcoming Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens?

Rf 24-50mm

An image surfaced on Instagram, allegedly it shows the upcoming Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM (image on top). But is it real?

For the time being we have no indications the image might be a fake (nor to we have indications it might not be a fake). In any case: take it with a grain of salt. Regarding the watermark, it seems to be sort of joke to a well known rumor site.

What do you think, image real or fake?

Announcement of new Canon gear on February 8, 2023. Stay tuned…

Canon Set To announce The EOS R8 and EOS R50 Soon (February 8th, 2023)

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

Here is a new rumor coming from Japan. Soon we will see the Canon EOS R8 and EOS R50 and some new lenses for the RF mount. Read on.

Latest rumors suggest that Canon might announce soon two new mirrorless cameras, the Canon EOS R8 and Canon EOS R50. we already have some specs to discuss:

Canon EOS R8

  • Kit lens: RF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
  • International price: $1499 body, $1699 lens kit

EOS R50

  • Do you have color variations? (SKUs: 5811C001, 5812C001)
  • Kit lens: RF-S18-45mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM, RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STM
  • International price: $679 body, $799 lens kit, $1029 double zoom kit

Not to forget, Canon will also announce the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM (price unknown) and the RF-S 55-210mm f/5-7.1 IS STM (expected price: $299, see here for more).

We expect all this gear to get announced on February 8, 2023. Stay tuned!

[via asobinet.com]

Canon Set To Announce The RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Very Soon

Nab 2023 Canon Eos R5 Mark Ii Canon Eos R8 CP+ 2024 Mark Ii Canon EOS Rf 24-50mm R6 Mark Ii Rf Mount Eos R6 Mark Ii Rf 300mm Rf 35mm Canon Eos R100 Rf 24mm F/1.8 Rf-s Canon Eos R7 Eos R100 Canon High Resolution Eos R R10 Eos C5 Canon Canon Eos R1 Eos R5c Canon Rf 16mm Rf 35mm F/1.2L EF Lenses Tilt-shift Lenses Rumor

It seems that Canon is set to announce the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens very soon, possibly this month.

Asobinet reports that Canon will release the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM most likely in February 2023. No specifications so far but I am sure they will flock in soon too. We think the RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM will be a diminutive and light-weighted lens, and an entry level lens too.

Stay tuned…