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Canon Releases Three New & Diverse RF Lenses

Canon has recently added three new RF lenses to its collection:

  • RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z

  • RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM

  • RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

In my opinion, this is an exciting announcement because it offers flexibility. There's something for (almost) everyone in this collection.

Let's take a look at each lens and what it offers.

RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

The RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed for photographers and vloggers working with APS-C-format RF-mount cameras. A few examples of these cameras include the EOS R100, R50, and R10. Thanks to its size, it won't add too much extra weight to your camera, making it easy to hold while filming and traveling.

Given its current price, 329 USD, I think it would be a great addition to your collection if you enjoy taking nature and travel photos.

RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM

Canon's next release is the telephoto RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM, which is suitable for enthusiasts in the following genres:

  • Wildlife

  • Sports

  • Nature

  • Bird

Given the RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM's zoom capabilities, I can imagine how creative you could get in the great outdoors with it!

What I like about this lens is that it offers a lot of different options for enthusiasts. Limitations and exclusivity have their perks, but freedom can help you strengthen your creative skills. If you're interested in most of the genres that I listed earlier, you might like this lens.

RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z

Last but not least, we have the RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, which is the fastest lens from this release.

At first, I was confused about the 'Z' at the end of the name. If you're confused as well, don't worry. I did all the research for you!

If you see this letter at the end of a lens, it means that it's compatible with the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 or PZ-E2B. Once this adapter is mounted on the side of the lens, it will give you access to "rapid and low-speed power zoom control via a built-in DC motor." What does this mean? You'll be able to control your lens much more effectively if you work as an independent photographer or if you often have handheld photoshoots.

Based on Canon's sample photos, it appears that the RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z is ideal for portrait, sports, and action photographers alike.

Overall, this lens offers the opportunity to focus quickly and produce outstanding photographs, making it a great addition to any professional photographer's collection. As a portrait photographer, I'd definitely love to try it out one day.

Which of these lenses would you buy? Let me know in the comments.

All of these photos were supplied by Canon.

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Nov 11, 2023

Let's see how the 200-800 compares to the 100-500. The other two lenses are not on my want list.

Taya Iv
Taya Iv
Nov 12, 2023
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I really look forward to seeing more photos taken with the 200-800!


Nov 06, 2023

I'm a landscape guy, and I have a full frame the 24-105 f/2.8 doesn't really give me much extra over the f/4 one I already have. I can't use the RF-S at all I AM tempted by the 200-800 because even if I don't shoot much wildlife, that extra reach could let me get really creative with mountain peaks, architecture and more.

Taya Iv
Taya Iv
Nov 07, 2023
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I definitely see how you could get creative with the 200-800. That lens has a lot of potential!

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