Is it better to get Canon RF 24–240mm F4-6.3 USM instead of RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM Lens for Canon R6 Mark II?

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Is it better to get Canon RF 24–240mm F4-6.3 USM instead of RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 STM Lens for Canon R6 Mark II for day-to-day shooting? Is the 24-240 mm lens more heavy and bulky?
 
I have both the 24-105 L and the 24-240. I travel a lot for work, and enjoy getting out on weekends and seeing new things which is why I picked up the 24-240. Most times that is the only lens I take with me, unless I have specific plans where i may ant something longer, or wider but 95% of the time it is just the 24-240 that goes with me. If I could only have 1 RF lens it would be the 24-240 due to the versatility it brings to the table.
 
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I've had my R6 MK1 with the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens from day one and never regretted having this lens, which is my only lens for the time being. I mainly do landscapes/cityscapes, so the 240mm is a must for me. FYR, here are four shots I took from the same spot in the lovely town of Lisbon, Portugal to test and see how this super zoom lens performs. 24/38/76/240mm respectively. YMMV. :)
 

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I have both the RF 24-105/4L and the RF 24-240. I used to take the 24-105/4L out for walking around and general photography (it came with my R6 at purchase) but once I got the 24-240, it became my go-to lens. The focal range of the lens is most useful to me and in situations where I need a little extra reach, putting the R6 in crop-mode gives a reach of close to 400mm, albeit at reduced resolution but still nice image quality. The overall difference in the quality of my images between the two lenses isn't significant enough for me to want to trade the 24-240 for the 24-105/4L for general photography. It pretty much stays glued to my R6.

Andy
 
I've had my R6 MK1 with the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM lens from day one and never regretted having this lens, which is my only lens for the time being. I mainly do landscapes/cityscapes, so the 240mm is a must for me. FYR, here are four shots I took from the same spot in the lovely town of Lisbon, Portugal to test and see how this super zoom lens performs. 24/38/76/240mm respectively. YMMV. :)
Cool. We spend 2 months in Portugal every winter. I don't have that lens but I really like my RF 24-105 F4. Having more reach would have it's benefits.

Porto

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  • Canon EOS R
  • RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • 24.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/500 sec
  • ISO 320
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  • Canon EOS R
  • RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/4
  • 1/400 sec
  • ISO 400
 
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I had at the EF 24-105 f4 which I really liked until I got my first FF. I never liked the outside distortion at 24mm even if I could fix it. I shot events for several years so I sold it and picked up the EF 24-70 2.8 II IS. Now that was a lens. Wow.

I was torn between the RF 24-105 f4 and the RF 24-70. Mostly by the cost. I have to say the RF 24-105 has gone beyond my expectations. No reach past 105? Just crop it in. I still may get the 24-24 as I am intrigued by it.

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  • Canon EOS R6m2
  • RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/7.1
  • 1/1000 sec
  • ISO 400
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  • Canon EOS R6m2
  • RF24-105mm F4 L IS USM
  • 105.0 mm
  • ƒ/7.1
  • 1/1000 sec
  • ISO 400
 
I generally take only my Canon RF 24–240mm F4-6.3 USM when I go on vacation or someplace new and don't want to carry several lenses. Unless you're a pixel peeper or really need a faster lens, I'd keep it.
 
I have the same approach as Tom but also take the RF 16mm, which easily slips into a pocket. The two make a great combination.
 
I have the same approach as Tom but also take the RF 16mm, which easily slips into a pocket. The two make a great combination.
For my trip to Italy and France last year I was really torn as to what gear to take with me. We would be traveling by Tour Bus between 4 major locations (Assisi and Luca in Italy, Nice and Aix en Provence in the south of France). I would be anttending a number of concerts, mostly inside rather darkish cathedrals (my wife is a classical singer with a concert group) so I needed something that would work in enclosed spaces, plus be able to pick out individuals in the group. I anlso needed a walk anround lens for the sights we would see along the way.

After much agonising I decided to go with a two lens kit of my RF 14-35 F4L and my RF 24-240 coupled with my R5. I’m very happy with the choice. The alternatives (14-35, 24-105 F4 L, 70-200 F2.8) would have been both heavier, bulkier, and also given up reach at the long end. The same was true except for the long end reach if I substituted the RF 100-500 for the 70-200.

In the end it was the perfect combo, with great mage quality, good reach, relatively compact and excellent ergonmics.

Chris
 

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