Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Review (the must have mirrorless lens?)

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review by Jared Polin. The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS as announced a in August 2019.

The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS is one of the “holy trinity” lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L Review (quite revolutionary lens)

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Review

Christopher Frost Photography posted a Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L review on YouTube.

The review comes with samples and and feels the pulse of this lens, called “absolute monster of a fast standard zoom lens really […] quite revolutionary for its bright aperture“.

The Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L is one of the boutique lenses for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system, i.e. a lens made to show what you can do with the new RF mount. It’s a quite the performer and comes with a hefty price. Enjoy the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L review.

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Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Review (an excellent performer, Photography Blog)

Canon RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS Review

A Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review by the folks at Photography Blog. They gave the lens a 4/5 stars rating and a “recommended”. The Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS as announced a in August 2019.

From the conclusion of the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS review:

[…] it could […] be argued that Canon doesn’t yet have the camera bodies to match up to exactly how good this lens is. We’ve been using the RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM with the Canon EOS RP, which is an entry-level model, but even the higher end Canon EOS R perhaps doesn’t quite appeal to professionals.

[…] the Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM lens is an excellent performer – so if you do have the cash to spend on it you shouldn’t be disappointed. It’s capable of producing some very sharp images along with very pleasing bokeh. It’ll be interesting to see if Canon releases a very high resolution model to really take advantage of what the lens is capable of.

Read the review at Photography Blog

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Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS Sample Photo Gallery (DPReview)

Canon RF 24-70mm

DPReview posted a gallery with sample photos shot with the Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

Click here to see DPReview’s Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS sample photo gallery.

Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS

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New Canon RF Mount Lenses Bring Optical Excellence To Photographers

Canon Rf Mount

The Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS USM and RF 24-70mm F/2.8L IS USM lenses are both scheduled to be available in late September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,299 each. To complete the trinity of F/2.8 lenses, the RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS USM lens is scheduled to be shipping within the second half of 2019.

Preorder Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS at B&H Photo | Adorama

Preorder Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS at B&H Photo | Adorama

Hands on review at DPReview.

Press release:

New Canon RF Mount Lenses Bring Optical Excellence to Pro and Advanced Amateur Photographers

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM Lenses Further Cement the Company’s Commitment to the EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Camera System

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MELVILLE, NY, August 28, 2019 – The time has come and the wave of momentous advancements in the world of the EOS R full-frame mirrorless camera system continues as Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses. With their large, bright F2.8 aperture, a zoom range that covers a wide range of shooting scenes and image stabilization (IS), as well as Nano USM – these lenses are sure to become workhorse lenses for professional and advanced amateur photographers. 

“As the emergence of mirrorless cameras continue accelerating the market and with Canon’s deeply rooted heritage in optics, we are excited to expand the lens offerings and acquiesce the needs of EOS R users,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “The technical improvements and features within these new RF lenses are needed to drive the market forward.”

RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM

As Canon’s first F2.8 wide zoom lens equipped with IS for full-frame with a CIPA standard of five stops, the RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is furnished with edge-to-edge sharpness throughout the zoom range to capture clear images with high image clarity from the center of the image throughout the entire focal range. Speaking of focal range, the RF15-35mm is an ultra wide range that allows for broader photographic expression with more emphasis on perspective. Other components include:

  • High Image quality has been achieved due to the large diameter mount and shorter back focus of the EOS R system.
  • Total size of the lens is equivalent to the existing EF lens, but allows for IS, wider field of view and the control ring indicative of the RF lenses.
  • Drip and dust resistant and ideal for landscape, architecture, nature, sports and portrait photography needs.

RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM

Created for a wide range of shooting scenarios from street scene snapshots to movie shooting, the RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lens remains portable while equipped with IS. Other components include: 

  • Equivalent to the size of the EF counterpart but with Image Stabilization.
  • High speed and high precision Nano USM motor for accurate, silent focus operation for stills and moving shooting.
  • Takes moving shooting into account with focus breathing suppression during manual focus operation, sensitivity setting during MF operation, usage of the focus ring is adjustable and customization of the control ring to assign aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation as desired.

Free Firmware Update

In addition, a new, free downloadable firmware update will be released in late September for the EOS R system. Those interested can download the update for their respective system via the EOS R and EOS RP support pages. The update will improve three main functions: 

  • Eye detection AF
  • AF frame display delay
  • Subject identification

The firmware update aims to add detection of the subject’s eye when the subject is at a distance, improve overall AF frame tracking for moving subjects, as well as improve initial subject recognition and start tracking when subjects are at a distance.

Pricing and Availability

The Canon RF15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM and RF24-70mm F2.8 L IS USM lenses are both scheduled to be available in late September 2019 for an estimated retail price of $2,299.00* each. To complete the trinity of F2.8 lenses, the RF70-200mm F2.8 L IS USM lens is scheduled to be shipping within the second half of 2019 – stay tuned! For additional information, please visit, usa.canon.com.

Two Canon lenses and a flash show up at certification authority (EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS?)

Canon Rumors

Nokishita spotted some more unreleased Canon gear that has been registered at a certification authority.

The list:

  • Interchangeable lens 1
    • SKU: 2309C005AA
    • made in Japan
  • Interchangeable lens 2
    • SKU: 2439C005AA
    • made in Japan?
  • DS 401141
    • Electronic flash
    • SKU: 1757C003

It appears a fact that at least one of the lenses above is manufactured in Japan, which usually means the Utsunomiya factory. This factory produces Canon’s “L”-grade lenses. One of the listed lenses may be the long rumored EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS, i.e. Canon’s first image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Another lens that is rumored since a while is he Canon EF 135mm f/2L IS. However, I consider the EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS more likely to be announced, since Canon still doesn’t have an image stabilised 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.

I expect both lenses to be announced before end of the year. We’ll see soon, so stay tuned.