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Canon launches compact, 10x zoom lens for EOS R cameras

Canon has expanded its RF lens range with the launch of the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM (Image Stabilisation, Ultra-Sonic Motor) – its newest lens for creative enthusiasts starting out on the EOS R System.

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The compact lens offers a large creative scope with its 24-240mm 10x zoom range. Aimed at those wanting to express creativity through photography, particularly for travel, this lens is highly versatile – capturing wide-angle shots and telephoto close ups. 

Following the development announcement of six RF lenses in February and the recently launched RF 85mm F1.2L USM, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is the second lens to be introduced by Canon in 2019 and has the highest zoom in its range. All six RF lenses can offer quality and versatility for those using the EOS R System.

Impressive and affordable full-frame zoom

At 750g, the compact and portable lens has an excellent weight to focal length coverage ratio. With its 10x zoom, variety of focal lengths and variable f/4-6.3 aperture, this lens is a good choice for enthusiast photographers. Giving expanded scope for creativity, its wide angle focal length is good for group photos, landscape and cityscape photography; while the lens’s 240mm telephoto length is great for photographing mid-distance sports, events, wildlife and people. Its diamond knurled focus/control ring and large, lockable zoom ring with 100° rotation provides the lens with greater control. The large diameter and short back focus of the RF mount allows for the lens to be designed with large rear elements and maximises image quality.

Exceptional image quality with AF and stabilisation

With its five-stop image stabilisation, it is the first full-frame lens with Dynamic IS, providing photographers with increased stability when used in hand-held mode – even at very low shutter speeds – allowing photographers to shoot in more situations. This key feature allows for the capturing of clear shots in low light and stable movies – the latter which has a 1/8 stop aperture control. With Nano USM autofocus, which combines the benefits of STM and ring USM, across 88% horizontal by 100% vertical of the frame with Dual Pixel CMOS AF – the lens is fast and quiet and smooth in shooting movie footage.

A great pairing with Canon’s lightest full frame mirrorless camera – the EOS RP – the lens offers the full benefits of the EOS R System with a native lens. Canon Ambassador Richard Walch recently completed a 12-day voyage along the coast of Norway from Bergen to Kirkenes. In his kit bag was a RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM.

Walch said: “I wanted to take this lens on a journey to test its true ability. My mission was to find the counter perspective; land to water and water to land.  With its great versatility I wanted this lens for those spur-of-the-moment captures along my travels. Norway’s beauty is astounding – and when you find yourself in a place of greatness such as this you feel compelled to do the landscape justice with outstanding imagery.”

For product information on the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM, please visit: https://www.canon.co.za/lenses/rf-24-240mm-f4-6-3-is-usm/

RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM Key Features:

  • 24-240mm Zoom Range
  • 5 Stop IS with Dynamic IS
  • Aspheric and Ultra-Dispersal Lens Elements and Super Spectra Coating
  • Circular 7-Bladed f/4-6.3 Aperture
  • Nano USM Autofocus
  • Switchable Focus/Control Ring
  • Built in DLO Profile and Electronic Distortion Correction

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