We knew there was a bunch of new Canon RF lenses on Canon’s release agenda. Now we can be sure.
Nokishita spotted five (5) SKUs for upcoming RF mount lenses as they showed up at a Russian certificaiton authority.
While we can not really associate these SKUs with lenses, we know that at least one of the SKUs above refers to the Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS. We also can rather safely assume that the SKUs starting with “411” refer to RF mount lenses. The SKUs starting with “398” might be the two RF lens extenders announced along with the Canon EOS R5.
Canon announced a new lens for the EOS R full frame mirrorless system, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM. The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 and will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.
Adding to your Lens Arsenal: Canon Introduces its New RF 24-105mm STM Standard Zoom Lens
New Compact, Lightweight Standard Zoom RF lens is Ideal for Users Looking to Add to their RF Lens Collection at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Whether it’s evoking an emotion, telling a story or reminiscing about a moment in time, visual creators of all levels know that a high quality, trusted lens is necessary to capture the essence and power of an image. Creating for the creators, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its newest RF lens, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens. The new compact and lightweight RF lens will be the perfect addition to a creator’s collection, delivering on quality output at an affordable price.
“Since the introduction of the EOS R system in late 2018, our goal has always been to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses to match every skill level of photographers, from entry-level to advanced professionals,” said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a firm grasp on the needs of our customers looking for an impressive compact, lightweight lens at an affordable price point, the RF 24-105mm lens is the quintessential lens to have in any creator’s camera bag.”
Cementing Canon’s vision for the EOS R line to become as widely popular as its celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR line, the new RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens pairs quality output with an affordable price. The lens is compact enough to carry every day, at 3.5in (88.8mm) in length and weighing in at 13.9oz (395g) and has a long zoom range starting 24mm wide within compact and lightweight body. The new lens also possesses Optical Image Stabilization Technology, which helps steady camera shake up to five stops¹, reducing image blur. The lens also includes Movie Servo AF using STM (stepping-motor) technology that contributes to both fast auto focus for still images as well as smooth, quiet auto focus for video in conjunction with camera’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF on compatible Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras.
Additional noteworthy features of the RF 24-105mm STM standard zoom lens include:
Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
12-pin Communication System
Maximum Magnification of 0.4x at 105mm
Minimum focus distance of .13m (0.43ft) using Center Focus Macro
Availability and Pricing
The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 for the lens only.* It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.
To learn more about the Canon RF lenses and the EOS R system, please visit usa.canon.com
And finally, after a lot of rumors, Canon announced the development of the Canon EOS R5, and of seven new RF lenses and two RF lens extenders. The EOS R5 looks like a hell of a camera. Someone left who thinks Canon doesn’t innovating?
No intel about the price so far, but the a preview of the EOS R5 will be on display at the 2020 WPPI Show (February 25-27) in Las Vegas.
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro – £459 (leaked images here and here)
Canon Selphy Square QX10 – £139
We expect Canon to announce these products within this week, along with the EOS R5. The Rebel T8i/EOS 850D will likely start shipping in late April 2020, as well as the RF 24-105mm IS STM f/4-7.1 STM and the new EOS RP kit with the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 lens.
We also expect Canon to announce the EOS R5 and the Rebel T8i very soon and within the same time frame as the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Macro. There is also a (controversial) set of specifications for the EOS R5 that’s going around. The specs in bold are said to be more reliable. But still: 8K video at 30fps seems definitely a bit of a stretch, and 4K at 120fps too.