Canon has launched three new RF lenses and two power zoom adapters, offering capabilities designed for content creators of all levels.
RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z marks a significant milestone in lens technology for Canon. This hybrid all-in-one lens includes attributes from broadcast, cinema and standard RF lenses to make a versatile lens. It is the first RF zoom lens to combine a dedicated iris/aperture control ring and Servo functionality via optional power zoom adapters.
Designed to cater to those in the pro creator community seeking hybrid shoots encapsulating photo and video content, this lens is ideal for capturing news, documentaries, corporate work, weddings, events, and social media content.
The lens maintains 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation for excellent image quality (up to 8-stops when combined with in-body image stabilisation), providing greater stability for handheld movies and high image quality when shooting images in dynamic shooting situations. The smooth control iris ring (for video) offers fine control over changing exposure – paired with an 11-base iris for bokeh.
The features of the RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z lens can be taken further with the newly launched optional power zoom adapters, which allow for smooth zoom operation and remote control via Canon’s Camera Connect app or EOS Utility. Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2B additionally sports a 20-pin zoom/focus remote connector that allows compatible zoom/focus demands to be attached for studio or large-scale production environments.
Most compact and lightweight ultra-wide angle zoom lens
The RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed for APS-C EOS R System cameras and offers a focal range of 10-18mm, making it ideal for travel, landscape, cityscape, and vlogging enthusiasts.
The lens provides up to 4-stops of optical image stabilisation and up to 6-stops when combined with in-body image stabilisation, giving photographers and video users the ability to shoot handheld with confidence, including in low light conditions. High-performing when combined with Movie Digital IS, it’s perfect for content creators shooting handheld who want to go wide and fit more in the frame.
Weighing only 150 grams, the lens is the ideal travel companion.
Longest reaching RF telephoto zoom lens
RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM is a full-frame super telephoto zoom lens for wildlife and sports photography. With a maximum telephoto focal length reach of 800mm, it is Canon’s longest reaching telephoto zoom lens for the RF mount.
The RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM is reliable in a variety of weather conditions, featuring dust and moisture resistant sealing. Designed for those who want to advance their photography and get closer to the action, this lens is ideal for capturing shots from afar. Its 5.5-stop image stabilisation (up to 7.5-stops combined with EOS R cameras featuring in-body image stabilisation), fast autofocus, focal range and optical construction deliver high quality images and videos.
Lenses will be available from December 2023 and power zoom adapters from first half 2024.
RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z – RRP $5,399
Power Zoom Adapters PZ-E2 and PZ-E2B – RRP $1,849 and $2,399 respectively
RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – RRP $599
RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM – RRP $3,499