Redefining Photography Perspectives with Canon’s new trio of lenses

Canon’s latest lens lineup redefines the boundaries of photographic expression, offering a trio of revolutionary lenses designed to cater to a broad spectrum of visual storytelling. The unveiling of the RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM, the RF24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, and the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM represents Canon’s commitment to innovation, diversity, and performance. From pushing the boundaries of telephoto capabilities to offering professional precision and compact versatility, each lens stands as a testament to Canon’s dedication to meeting the ever-evolving needs of visual creators. These lenses not only provide groundbreaking specifications but also promise a new era of creative exploration, making them essential tools for photographers aiming to capture the world from unique and varied perspectives.

RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM: Reaching New Telephoto Heights

The RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM, marks a significant leap in the world of photography. This groundbreaking lens pushes the boundaries, offering an impressive reach of 800mm, a rare feat in the realm of super telephoto zoom lenses. Unlike the more common 600mm lenses available, this innovation sets a new standard as the world’s first super-telephoto zoom lens for full-frame cameras. What’s remarkable is its ability to retain portability, weather-sealing, and consistent edge-to-edge quality throughout its extensive zoom range, all while maintaining an affordable price point.

This lens eliminates the need for multiple lenses by incorporating zoom functionality, covering the expansive telephoto focal range from 200mm to an impressive 800mm. The flexibility to capture both close-ups and wide shots of a subject without the hassle of changing lenses presents a significant advantage, whether capturing a distant bird in flight or the defining moments of a motorsports event. Its handheld usability, despite the extended reach, is facilitated by a comparatively lightweight build and an effective built-in optical image stabilization of up to 5.5 stops, ensuring stable, sharp images even at slower shutter speeds. Additionally, the lens is engineered for high-speed action, featuring swift and accurate focusing capabilities with operational ease.

Moreover, its durability in outdoor conditions is ensured with dust- and drip-resistant sealing, akin to Canon’s renowned L-lenses, making it a reliable companion for photographers venturing into various shooting environments. This cutting-edge lens not only extends the boundaries of photography but also simplifies the process, providing an all-in-one solution for photographers seeking exceptional quality and versatility in their gear.

The RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM will be launched at the recommended retail price of $3,049.

RF24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z: Professional Precision

Unveiling the RF24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, a cutting-edge professional zoom lens for the RF mount, alongside the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2, an accompanying accessory designed to offer precise, seamless zoom control for video content producers. This new lens amalgamates the best elements of two of Canon’s esteemed RF standard zoom lenses, combining the wide focal range of the RF24-105mm f/4L IS USM and the exceptional optical quality and expansive maximum aperture of the RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM. Moreover, it introduces features tailored for professional video creation, including the first-ever iris ring in the RF lens lineup, typically found in cinema lenses.

Crafted to cater to the dynamic requisites of modern creators, the RF24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z integrates high-quality photography and video capabilities into a singular lens body.

Covering a versatile 24-105mm range with a constant f/2.8 aperture, it ensures sharp performance across diverse perspectives, even in challenging lighting conditions. Paired with the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2, it becomes an invaluable tool for solo video creators, enhancing zoom functionalities and refining the video creation process. Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing at Canon Singapore, highlighted the lens’s prowess in merging high-quality photography and video capabilities, emphasizing its utility for both still and video content creation.

This lens, offering a constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its 24-105mm focal range, delivers exceptional image quality suitable for high-resolution photography and 8K/6K video. The incorporation of an iris ring, circular diaphragm blades, and advanced image stabilization technology underscores its suitability for diverse shooting conditions and its capacity to produce stunning visuals. Its design caters to the seamless operation of video shooting, emphasizing smooth, precise control over zooming sequences, making it an optimal choice for creators seeking a versatile, high-performance lens.

The RF24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z and Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 will be launched at the
recommended retail price of $4,739 and $1,589.

RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM: Compact Versatility

A compact ultra-wide-angle zoom lens tailored for APS-C EOS R cameras, perfectly aligning with the smaller APS-C camera bodies. With a focal range equivalent to 16mm to 29mm on a full frame, the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM embraces a broad spectrum ideal for travel, selfies, and shooting in confined spaces. This addition broadens the cost-effective APS-C EOS R line, meeting the increasing demand for versatile lenses. Edwin Teoh, Canon Singapore’s Head of Marketing, anticipates its popularity among enthusiasts, highlighting its affordability and adaptability across various photography settings, from indoor scenes to vast landscapes and even vlogging.

Measuring a mere 44.9mm when retracted and weighing around 150g, the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM outshines its EF mount and EF-M counterparts in both size and weight, enhancing its portability. Its diminutive build makes it an excellent fit for handheld vlogging, capturing expansive scenes without the need for a selfie stick. Additionally, its capacity to stabilize images in low-light conditions, aided by Optical Image Stabilization, ensures sharper images even with slower shutter speeds, complemented by compatibility with In-Body IS systems for up to 6 stops’ equivalent stability.

This lens sets a new standard for image quality despite its lightweight design, surpassing its larger EF-S equivalent. Its optimized configuration within the RF mount diminishes aberrations, ghosting, and colour blurring, preserving intricate details even at the edges of the frame. With seamless autofocus transitions driven by a lead screw-type STM and support for Focus Breathing Correction, it caters to both photographers and videographers, ensuring smooth and precise focusing.

The RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM will be launched at the recommended retail price of $529.

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