Canon announced three new RF lenses that cover a lot of ground. The new additions start with the consumer-level RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, followed by the RF24-105mm F/2.8 L IS USM Z and is rounded out with the RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens.
Of the three, the RF24-105mm is the most interesting for portrait and wedding photographers, thanks, in part, to its highly usable focal range and fast, consistent f/2.8 aperture. Additionally, the 3.5 inch x 7.8 inch lens maintains the same length when zooming. Its optical image stabilization delivers up to 5.5 stops of shake correction which can be expanded to up to 8 stops of correction when paired with an R-camera with in-body image stabilization.
But the RF24-105mm lens will also be of special interest to videographers with its click-less iris ring. This feature is only possible in video mode, though. (Canon promises a firmware update in December to add the feature for video recording in some other EOS cameras.)
In the spring, Canon will release two power zoom adapters for the RF24-105mm lens. Again, this is target to videographers for smooth zooming. One adapter connects via USB while the other will use a 20-pin port connection.
You won’t find another 24-105mm lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture, according to Canon’s press material. And that’s a real selling point for photographers who need a constant, fast aperture to capture low light images.
For more information on all three RF lenses, which will be available in December, visit usa.canon.com
Power Zoom Adapters: $999 (USB); $1299 (20 pin)