Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Review (one quirky little lens)

Canon RF 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Review

Here is a Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM review, a more budget-oriented lens option for the EOS R full frame mirrorless camera system.

Christopher Frost Photography posted a 12min video where he discusses the features and performance of the Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM:

Is this the low(er) budget zoom lens for EOS R camera’s that we’ve been dreaming about – and how much will a surprisingly dark maximum aperture really bother you? Let me tell you now – this is one quirky little lens.

The Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM sells at $399: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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Canon Patent: RF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 & RF 100-500mm f/5.6-6.4 Lenses (EOS R)

Canon Patent

Here is a new Canon patent application, and again it is about lenses for the RF mount.

Canon patent application 2020-64176 discusses optical formulas for an RF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6 and an RF 100-500mm f/5.6-6.4 lens, both are for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system.

RF 70-300mm f/3.5-5.6

  • Zoom ration: 3.97
  • Focal length: 72.86 133.96 289.00 mm
  • F number: 3.75 4.66 5.83
  • Half angle ov view: 16.54 9.17 4.28
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 162.01 202.44 237.12 mm
  • Back focus: 13.80 31.02 57.79 mm

RF 100-500mm f/5.6-6.4

  • Zoom ration: 4.75
  • Focal length: 102.00 220.00 485.00 mm
  • F number: 5.69 6.14 6.43
  • Half angle of view: 11.98 5.62 2.55
  • Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 213.16 266.00 293.16 mm
  • Bacl focus: 11.09 26.50 42.04 mm

This might be a patent that gets into production sooner or later. More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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You Can Now Buy The Canon EOS RP Kit With The RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens

Canon Eos Rp Kit

A new Canon EOS RP kit option has been added with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens. The new kit sells at $1,299.

All Canon EOS RP kit options: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

The RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens is a light-weight, entry-level oriented lens option for the RF mount and EOS R system.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Center Macro Focus, 1:2 Magnification
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
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RF Mount Macro Lenses For The EOS R Might Be In The Works, Patents Suggest

RF Mount Macro

I think it’s just logic to expect that Canon will continuously release RF mount versions of most of the lenses currently existing for the EF mount. RF mount macro lenses for sure too.

Two Canon patent applications in Japan (2020-60660A and 2020-60661A, spotted by Hi Lows Note), show that Canon R&D departments are working on such lenses, and we think here too we have a patent application that might hit the market sooner or later. Optical formulas for RF mount macro lenses with focal lengths of 90mm, 100mm and 180mm, all f/2.8, are discussed in the patent applications.

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Review (first killer lens for EOS R system)

Canon RF 70-200mm F/2.8L IS Review

Here is another Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review. This seems to be a truly amazing lens.

Gordon Laing posted his 23 minutes full video review of the Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS. He also compares the RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS lens (the DSLR version). Gordon Laing calls it the “first killer lens for the EOS R“.

More Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS review stuff is listed here, and it’s worth to have a look also to the teardown.

Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA

Key features and description:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Super UD Element, One UD Element
  • Two Aspherical Elements
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A Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM Lens Might Be In The Works

Canon RF 85mm F/1.2 DS Review

Is Canon set to release a third 85mm lens for the EOS R system, i.e. a maybe more affordable Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM lens?

That’s what a new rumor is suggesting. Canon might announce a Canon RF 85mm f/2 IS STM lens for the Canon EOS R full frame mirrorless system in 2020. If we got it right, this would be a non-L lens, and hence most probably won’t have the high price of the two other 85mm lenses for the EOS R, the RF 85mm f/1.2L and RF 85mm f/1.2L DS “Defocus Smoothing”.

We also have reason to believe that Canon is set to release a bunch of non-L RF prime lenses with f/2-f/2.8 within this year (2020), and these too should have a more affordable price. According to the source, these prime lenses might range from 18mm to 85mm.

We expect Canon to announce a new Cinema camera on April 20, 2020, during a livestreamed conference, most likely the Canon Cinema EOS C300 Mark III. The EOS R5 will not be announced on April 20, 2020, we expect the EOS R5 announcement before Summer 2020.

All Canon rumors are listed here. Stay tuned, stay safe, stay at home.

Source: Canon Rumors