Canon unveils $400 RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM
Canon's RF lens system has skewed toward pricier, premium offerings, with a couple of exceptions. Now the native lens lineup gets its most affordable option yet – the 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM, priced at $400. Its compact size at 88.8mm (3.5") long and lightweight build at 395g (13.9oz) make it a natural companion for the smaller EOS RP, which is a slightly awkward match with the bigger, brighter lenses already in the system.
The 24-105mm F4-7.1 includes built-in stabilization rated to 5 stops, and a stepping motor provides quiet and smooth autofocus – a particular benefit to video shooters. Like other RF lenses it offers a control ring for direct access to exposure settings. The 24-105 will be sold as a kit option with the EOS R and RP, though Canon doesn't mention how much those kits will cost at this time.
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, N.Y., 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 13cm (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
¹According to CIPA standards.
* Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.
Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM specifications
|Lens type||Zoom lens|
|Max Format size||35mm FF|
|Focal length||24–105 mm|
|CIPA Image stabilization rating||5 stop(s)|
|Lens mount||Canon RF|
|Number of diaphragm blades||7|
|Minimum focus||0.13 m (5.12″)|
|Motor type||Stepper motor|
|Full time manual||Yes|
|Weight||395 g (0.87 lb)|
|Diameter||77 mm (3.03″)|
|Length||89 mm (3.5″)|
|Zoom method||Rotary (extending)|
|Filter thread||67 mm|
|Hood product code||EW-73D|
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