Canon Officially Launches the New RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens
The Ultra Compact Standard Zoom Lens for EOS R System
HONG KONG, 9 April 2020 — Canon Hongkong announces that the new RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS USM is available for sale today. To cope with the increasing demand of compact and lightweight camera combination, RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS USM the ultra-compact full-frame standard zoom lens for the EOS R Mirrorless System, is now available. Alongside with the lens, EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM kit set and EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM kit set are also available.
Thanks to the RF mount which fully utilized the advantages of mirrorless cameras, the new RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM achieves a versatile 24-105mm standard zoom range (approx. 4.4x zoom) with just 88.8mm in length and weights only 395g. The new optical design delivers high resolution from the screen center to the periphery throughout the entire zoom range. The RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM together with the high-speed STM, powerful image stabilizer and the “Center Focus Macro” 0.5x close-up shooting capability, it makes a perfect choice for photo amateurs who pursuit full-frame image quality, high flexibility and portability. This lens covers a wide variety of photography topics such as daily life, portrait, macro, food, landscape and pet photography.
4.4x 24-105mm Standard Zoom in an Ultra-Compact Design
Thanks to the advantages of large-diameter and short back focus distance provided by RF mount, the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM can be designed as compact as possible which weighs only 395g and just 88.8mm long while offering it’s a 4.4x 24-105mm zoom range. This lens is particularly suitable for those who love shooting with lighter equipment, especially when paired with the compact EOS RP which offers a 880g only ultra-lightweight full-frame combo. Compare to conventional 28-70mm entry-level kit lens in the market , RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM offers additional zoom range of 24mm and 70-105mm with higher flexibility to cover a vast variety of photography topics. For instance, the 24mm wide-angle focal length is ideal for scenic landscapes and cityscapes; while the 70-105mm telephoto lengths are ideal for capturing portraits, close-up scenes and events.
Exceptional Image Quality with 0.5x Close-up Capability
The RF lens series have offered high quality since its introduction, the first RF lens to be launched in 2020 - RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS USM is no exception. It adopts a compact optical system which utilized the benefits of mirrorless camera system with a newly-developed 13 elements in 11 groups optical design. With the use of 1 PMo aspherical lens element and position of a large-diameter lens close to the imaging plane, it delivers edge-to-edge high resolution throughout the entire zoom range from center to periphery.
The lens features 0.4x maximum magnification and 0.34m minimum focusing distance at 105mm, capable to fill-in the frame when taking a close-up shot of a business-card-sized object. In addition, RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM is also equipped with the “Center Focus Macro” function. When switching to manual focus, the minimum focusing distance at the 24mm wide-end can be further shortened to 0.13m for 0.5x close-up shooting, enabling users to get even closer to small object and create impressive close-up shots with clear image in the center and gradually soften into a beautiful bokeh in the periphery.
The Perfect Full Frame Lightweight Combo - EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4- 7.1 IS STM Kit
RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM is launched as a new kit lens for the EOS R and EOS RP. The EOS RP, Canon’s lightest full-frame mirrorless camera, has a lightweight body of only 485g. When equipped with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM, it provides an ultra-compact full-frame choice with a total weight of just 880g. The EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens kit set will also be available for pre-sale.
Additional Features of RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM
- Image Stabilizer offers up to 5-stop shake compensation to facilitate handheld shooting
- When used on EOS R or EOS RP that support Combination IS, the lens’ stabilization effect is further enhanced by leveraging both the lens’ optical IS and the in-camera digital IS, resulting in high-quality movies with minimal shake
- Equipped with leadscrew-type Stepping Motor (STM) and rear focus system to provide quick and smooth AF for still images and video shooting (full-time manual focus is supported)
- 7-blade circular aperture delivers beautiful and soft background blur
- Incorporates “Focus/Control Ring” with a “Focus/Control Selector Switch” for easy switching between Full-time manual focusing and Control Ring operation such as aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed and exposure compensation adjustment
- Use of metallic lens mount to enhance durability
- Optional petal-type Lens Hood EW-73D further enhances flare resistance
[Note for RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM]
To use this lens on EOS R, EOS Ra or EOS RP, download latest version of camera firmware from Canon website and install on your camera.
To display or edit images shot with this lens, it requires compatible camera applications. Please download the latest Digital Photo Professional and Picture Style Editor from Canon website, please download Digital Photo Professional Express from App Store.
“Multiple exposure” shooting function is not supported. Also, it is not possible to shoot multiple exposures with another lens using images shot with this lens.More Photo Samples of RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM*Shooting on EOS RP
More Photo Samples of RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM
*Shooting on EOS RP
Suggested Retail Price
The new RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM and camera and lens kit sets are now available for sale.
The suggested retail prices are as follows:
|Model||Suggested Retail Price|
|RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM||HK$3,680|
|EOS R with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens kit set||HK$18,580|
|EOS RP with RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens kit set||HK$12,080|
Accessories for RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM and their suggested retail prices are as follows:
|Model||Suggested Retail Price|
|67mm Protect Filter||HK$380|
|67mm Circular Polarizing Filter PL-C B||HK$1,250|
|Lens Hood EW-73D||HK$200|
|Lens Cap E-67 II||HK$60|
|Lens Dust Cap RF||HK$80|
|Lens Case LP1116||HK$170|
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 For Center Focus Macro settings and notes, please refer to product website.
 CIPA Standard, Focal Length: 105mm, EOS R is used.