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.

Press release

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

Principal specifications
Lens typeZoom lens
Max Format size35mm FF
Focal length24–105 mm
Image stabilizationYes
CIPA Image stabilization rating5 stop(s)
Lens mountCanon RF
Aperture
Maximum apertureF4–7.1
Minimum apertureF40
Aperture ringNo
Number of diaphragm blades7
Optics
Elements11
Groups13
Focus
Minimum focus0.13 m (5.12)
Maximum magnification0.5×
AutofocusYes
Motor typeStepper motor
Full time manualYes
Focus methodInternal
Distance scaleNo
DoF scaleNo
Physical
Weight395 g (0.87 lb)
Diameter77 mm (3.03)
Length89 mm (3.5)
SealingNo
ColourBlack
Zoom methodRotary (extending)
Power zoomNo
Zoom lockNo
Filter thread67 mm
Hood suppliedNo
Hood product codeEW-73D
Tripod collarNo