Canon Announces Three New Lenses: RF 24-105mm F2.8, RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 and RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3

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Canon has officially announced the following three new lenses for RF Shooters:

RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z + PZ-E2 Power Zoom Adapter (PZA)

The RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z is expected to be available in December at a retail price of $2999 (US), £3439 (UK). The Power Zoom Adapter is expected to be available in spring 2024 at a retail price of $999 for the USB version and $1299 for the version with the 20-pin port.


Early Reviews



Key Specs


Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84° to 23° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance17.7" / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.08 to 0.29x
Optical Design23 Elements in 18 Groups
Diaphragm Blades11
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.5 x 7.8" / 88.5 x 199 mm
Weight2.9 lb / 1.3 kg

Preorders: RF 24-105mm F2.8 L IS USM Z
B&H Photo | Amazon | Wex Photo


RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM

The RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM is expected to be available in December at a retail price of $1899 (US), £2299 (UK).


Early Reviews




Key Specs
Maximum Aperturef/6.3 to 9
Minimum Aperturef/54
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View12° to 3° 5'
Minimum Focus Distance2.6' / 80 cm
Maximum Magnification0.25 to 0.2x
Optical Design17 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Tripod CollarRemovable and Rotating
Filter Size95 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)4 x 12.4" / 102.3 x 314.1 mm
Weight4.5 lb / 2 kg

Preorders: RF 200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM
B&H Photo | Amazon | Wex Photo



RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

The RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 is expected to be available in December at a retail price of $329 (US), £379 (UK).


Early Reviews



Key Specs


Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View107° 30' to 74° 20'
Minimum Focus Distance5.5" / 14 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design12 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 1.8" / 69 x 44.9 mm
Weight5.3 oz / 150 g

Preorders: RF-S 10-18mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
B&H Photo | Amazon | Wex Photo
 
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From a presenter whom I trust:




I think this poster, also in South Africa, was using the same lens as Janine:

 
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Interesting introductions. But I'm afraid that the tiny wide zoom for APS-C shows me that Canon will never get serious about that format. Yes, you can stick the new 10-20 on it, but if you're going to carry FF lenses, well, get a FF body.
 
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Interesting introductions. But I'm afraid that the tiny wide zoom for APS-C shows me that Canon will never get serious about that format. Yes, you can stick the new 10-20 on it, but if you're going to carry FF lenses, well, get a FF body.
I agree. Canon is not showing much love to RF-S Shooters with their current focus being on beefing up their full-frame line-up which is clearly where the money is. Hopefully at some point we will see more interesting RF-S lenses but I'm not going to hold my breath. Sony also neglects their APS-C shooters and its typically third-parties that step in but the autofocus is never as good.
 
From a presenter whom I trust:
David, I agree you and FWIW Janine is a professional photographer and a very good one at that. I had the pleasure to work with her while on safari last March. She works closely with Canon and is a photographical wizard. I fully trust whatever she may say.
 
I agree. Canon is not showing much love to RF-S Shooters with their current focus being on beefing up their full-frame line-up which is clearly where the money is. Hopefully at some point we will see more interesting RF-S lenses but I'm not going to hold my breath. Sony also neglects their APS-C shooters and its typically third-parties that step in but the autofocus is never as good.
Yeah, and I can take a hint. No crop body for me even though I'd love a quality kit for travel. Not from Canon, I guess. And Fuji? Nice, but why are the bodies so big?
 
My immediate reaction was "I must have that lens!" and later, after counselling myself against rashness, "Can I afford it?".

The following size comparison really made me think:

Canon RF telephoto zooms


RF telephoto lenses (from L to R):
  • 100–400
  • 100–500
  • 600
  • 800
  • 200–800
All lenses are in their collapsed state. The RF 200–800's tripod-mounting collar cannot be removed (100–500's can).
 
My immediate reaction was "I must have that lens!" and later, after counselling myself against rashness, "Can I afford it?".

The following size comparison really made me think:

View attachment 21456

RF telephoto lenses (from L to R):
  • 100–400
  • 100–500
  • 600
  • 800
  • 200–800
All lenses are in their collapsed state. The RF 200–800's tripod-mounting collar cannot be removed (100–500's can).
Geez, it's huge. I'll stick with my 100-500 and 1.4TC.
 
So the price in the US for the 24-105 2.8 is $2999 (£2445.95), and yet in the UK it is £3439, why is this? Even with tax added in US it is $3664.60 (£2989.56)
 
I hate to add fuel to your fire, but sales tax in the US is not as large as you estimated. Sales tax is set by city and state, but I believe the highest is 10.25% in Chicago, so the highest expected sale price in the US is probably around $3374. FWIW, I've always wondered why electronics are cheaper here than most other places (perhaps import duties and tariffs).
 

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