Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS Review (versatile lens, fairly strong macro performance)

Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS Review

Here is a brand new Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • 1:2 Max. Magnification, 5.5″ Min. Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS review. From his conclusion:

I didn’t love the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 Macro IS when I reviewed it, and while the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is similar in so many ways, I actually feel more positive about it. Yes, it has way too much distortion and vignette, but it also nice and strong in a lot of different areas, including delivering a fairly strong macro performance.

What really stands out is the versatility of a lens like this.  You can do a LOT of different photography with a lens like this, from up close work, to walk around and street, to landscape and environmental portraits.

The RF 24mm  is not going to compete with L series lenses optically, but I also found that images had a fairly good pop to them and I generally liked the look of them other than shots where the bokeh got a little busy.  Some people love the 24mm focal length, and if that describes you, then the Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM is a lens that will probably become a favorite even if also sports a few flaws.

Read the full review at Dustin Abbott’s…

As usual, Dustin Abbott’s reviews come with a large set of test photos, sample pictures, and test charts and then some more. For those inclined to watch a review, the video below with the full review might the right choice.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

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Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II Discontinued?

Canon EF 24mm F/1.4L II

Again, another Canon EF lens that seems to have been discontinued.

The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II has been discontinued, it appears. That’s what Japanese site asobinet.com reports. So far there is no RF mount replacement for it. The Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II was announced in December 2008.

You can still find it in stock at major retailers world-wide.

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Today Only: Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (EF-M Mount) – $599 (reg. $999)

Sirui 24mm F/2.8

Only for today (8/22/2022) B&H Photo has a whooping 40% discount on the Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (EF-M Mount).

At a glance:

  • Covers Micro Four Thirds/APS-C Sensors
  • Suitable for 4K Image Capture
  • 2.4:1 De-Squeezed Format; 8-Blade Iris
  • Schott Optical Glass with Nano Coatings
  • Blue Streak Effects; Less Stray Light
  • Just under 2′ Minimum Focus
  • Focus Scales in Feet & Meters
  • 72mm Filter Thread

Get the Sirui 24mm f/2.8 Anamorphic 1.33x Lens (EF-M Mount) on sale at $599. Compare at $999.

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Here Are The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM (announced)

RF 15-30mm

The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses have been announced. Preorder are live. The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, and Canon RF 15-30 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available in late August 2022 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 and $549.99, respectively.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM: B&H Photo | Adorama

Wordwide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: B&H Photo | Adorama

Worldwide:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

Learn more about the two new lenses with the master Rudy Winston.

Canon press release:

Canon Introduces RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – Two New Compact and Lightweight Wide-Angle RF-Mount Lenses

Both Lenses Are Ideal for Entry Level and Photography Enthusiasts Looking for The Next Lens After The Standard Zoom

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 RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 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 RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM lens is a large-diameter, wide-angle fixed focal length lens designed for capturing bright and clear images with beautiful bokeh and macro capabilities to get even closer, both features not possible with a standard kit lens. Will Cadena, wedding and portrait photographer touts the focal length saying, “I love this lens! It helps give you the feeling you are right there in the action, and the focal length really directs your eye to the center of the frame.”

Thanks to the wide-angle of view and built-in STM motor that tracks focus with natural movement, the new RF24mm lens is optimized for video use, particularly vlogging and other social media uses.

Additional Features of the RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM Lens Include:

  • Fast F1.8 maximum aperture for great control over depth of field and bokeh, low-light shooting, and video recording, with fast and reliable autofocus.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include a UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass element, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 5.5 In./0.14 m; close-up magnification 0.5x at minimum focus distance.
  • Optical image stabilization — up to 5.5 stops* of shake correction. Up to 6.5 stops Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Dedicated, programmable Control Ring with click-stop operation.
  • Equivalent to approximately 38mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Impressively compact and light at only 0.6 lbs/270g.
  • Circular (9 blades) aperture for beautiful, soft backgrounds.

The Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is an ultra wide-angle zoom lens designed for a variety of image-capturing moments such as dynamic landscapes and natural snapshots. Travel vlogger Juliana Broste (@TravelingJules) says that a wide-angle lens is her go to, “I’ve got options–whether I’m standing super close to my subject or backing up to get a sense of a place, I’m covered.”

Like the new RF24mm, this new lens has macro capabilities and produces images with beautiful bokeh, with the added flexibility of a zoom range. The RF15-30 is another excellent option for photographers looking to go beyond the standard zoom lens.

“The RF 15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM makes it easy to film handheld, so you can stay light on your feet and move about freely. So long shaky shots!”

Travel Vlogger, Juliana Broste

Additional Features of the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Include:

  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Excellent image quality: highlights include two UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) glass elements, one aspheric element, and Canon SSC (Super Spectra Coating) to help minimize ghosting and flare.
  • Optical Image Stabilization — up to 5.0 stops* of shake correction. Up to 7.0 stops of Coordinated IS when paired with EOS R series cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS).
  • Equivalent to approximately 24–48mm coverage when used on cameras with APS-C size image sensors.
  • Minimum focus distance of approx. 11 in./0.28m (5.1 In./0.13m in manual focus at 15mm zoom position.)
  • Canon STM (stepping motor) focus drive, especially suited for smooth, quiet video AF operation.
  • Impressively compact and light — approx. 0.9 lbs./390g.

​​​Price & Availability

The Canon RF24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM, and Canon RF15-30 F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses are scheduled to be available in late August 2022 for an estimated retail price of $599.99 and $549.99, respectively**.

​​​For more information, please visit usa.canon.com.

These Are The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM And RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM (images & specs)

Canon RF 24mm F1.8

A day before the alleged announcement, images and specifications of two upcoming RF lenses have leaked: Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM.

The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM and Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM are expected to get announced tomorrow, June 12, 2022. Images and specifications have already leaked on 5channel and imgur. Here they are.

RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

  • Lens configuration: 13 elements in 11 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.16m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.5x
  • Image stabilization: 5.5 steps, 7.0 steps when coordinated
  • Filter diameter: 67mm
  • Size: 76.6 x 88.4 mm
  • Weight: 390g

and the

RF 24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM

  • Lens configuration: 11 elements in 9 groups
  • Shortest shooting distance: 0.14m
  • Maximum shooting magnification: 0.5x
  • Image stabilization: 5 steps, 6.5 steps when coordinated
  • Filter diameter: 52mm
  • Size: 74.4 x 63.1 mm
  • Weight: 270g

Announcement most likely tomorrow, June 12, 2022. Stay tuned.

[via asobinet]