Canon Strengthens its RF range with Two New Versatile Lenses - Canon Vietnam

    Canon Strengthens its RF range with Two New Versatile Lenses

    RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM STM’s The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM’s wide 24mm focal length and fast f/1.8 aperture makes for beautiful bokeh while the ultra-wide zoom range of 15-30mm is versatile for many applications.

    Ho Chi Minh City, 12 July 2022 – Canon today announced the launch of the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, which are versatile and lightweight additions for photography enthusiasts using the EOS R range of mirrorless cameras. These two lenses complement and complete the line-up of affordable RF lenses. With the addition of these two lenses, the RF lens line-up now has 30 lenses.

    RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM completes the affordable range of RF prime lenses, which now covers 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm focal lengths. Similarly, RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM now completes the affordable zoom lenses line-up, covering from 15mm to 400mm focal lengths.

    “Canon is committed to expanding our RF range of lenses with affordable and high-quality lenses from ultra-wide to ultra-telephoto focal lengths, to cater to the various needs of photographers and enthusiasts using EOS R series cameras. With the launch of the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, these lenses will benefit photographers who are looking for lighter options with greater versatility of use,” said Imasaka Daido, Director of Regional ICP Sales & Marketing, Canon Singapore.

    Both lenses take advantage of the large diameter and short back focus that the EOS R camera system is renowned for, which results in both a compact optical system and excellent quality throughout the whole image.

    Wide-angle with Beautiful Bokeh

    One of the key benefits of using the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM on a full-frame EOS R camera body is its minimal form factor. This lens is also identical to the highly popular RF35mm f/1.8 IS STM lens in size, making it great for travel and landscape photography or as an everyday lens.

    When mounted on an APS-C body, the focal length becomes 38mm, which is closer to the human eye’s field of view, making it suitable for portraits or street photography. At f/1.8, the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is at least two stops brighter than a typical kit zoom lens, allowing it to create beautiful bokeh, a stunning background blur effect which cannot be achieved by a zoom lens. The large aperture also makes it an ideal lens for astrophotography.

    The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is also able to double up as a macro lens, which is an uncommon attribute for wide-angle lens. With a minimum focusing distance of only 0.14m, it can achieve up to 0.5x magnification. This combination of 24mm with f/1.8 aperture creates a unique wide-angle close-up with beautiful bokeh, making it ideal for food or flower shots during travel or as an everyday lens.

    The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM has a native lens image stabilisation (Optical IS) of up to 5 stops and can go up to 6.5 stops when coupled with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilisation (In-Body IS). This enables precise snapshots with minimal camera shake in a dim environment, with low shutter speeds or other scenarios prone to camera shake.

    Coupled with the silent Stepping Motor (STM), the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is perfect for videos. Vloggers who often use a small tripod or selfie stick will appreciate its light weight and compact size.

    Versatile with Near Macro Capabilities

    An ultra-wide angle zoom lens is usually expensive to own and the RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed to meet the budget of photography enthusiasts while providing a practical focal length range that covers 15-30mm. Weighing approximately 390g, its small size makes it great for those who travel. Compared to the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, the RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is approx. 53% lighter (approx. 390g vs approx. 840g).

    At 15mm, the RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM covers a view much wider than any standard kit lens, allowing users to include the atmosphere or environment along with the subject, especially in small rooms or tight spaces where backing up is not possible. The wider 15mm end is also great for interior shots and breathtaking landscape shots.

    At the 30mm zoom telephoto end, users can capture images utilising a natural angle of view and perspective that is closer to the human eye.

    When mounted on an APS-C EOS R camera, the RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM has a very versatile 24-48mm zoom range, offering a wider angle of view at the wide end compared to a kit lens. The lens can still be used even if the user switches to a full-frame camera in the future, making it an excellent future-proof investment.

    The RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM corrects chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range with the use of two Ultra-low Dispersion lenses, achieving crisp and clear images with minimal colour blur.

    The RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM has a native lens image stabilization (Optical IS) of up to 5.5 stops, which can go up to 7 stops of image stabilisation when paired with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilisation (In-Body IS). This enables low light photography with minimal camera shake and achieve images with low shutter speed that usually would require a tripod.

    RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM can achieve a magnification of up to 0.52x on the 15mm wide end while in manual focus mode for close-up shots. The RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM has a minimum focusing distance of just 0.128m.

    With wide angle capabilities, both the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM will come in handy for indoor photography which are often limited by space constraints, while their compact and lightweight size make them a breeze to use outdoors. Their wide angle(s) of view, built-in IS and smooth autofocus for video make them well-suited for shooting videos on top of delivering excellent still images.

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    Product Specifications

    RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
    Focal Length 24mm 15-30mm
    Maximum Aperture f/1.8 f/4.5-6.3
    Minimum Focusing Distance 0.14m

    0.28m (AF, all zoom range)

    0.128m (MF, f=15mm)

    Maximum Magnification 0.5x

    0.16x (AF, f=30mm)

    0.52x (MF, f=15mm)

    Lens Construction 11 elements in 9 groups 13 elements in 11 groups
    Filter Size Diameter Ø52mm Ø67mm
    Aperture Blades 9 7
    IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) Yes (up to 5.0 stops) Yes (up to 5.5 stops)
    Coordinated IS Yes (up to 6.5 stops) Yes (up to 7.0 stops)
    Maximum Diameter and length approx. 74.4mm x 63.1mm approx. 76.6mm x 88.4mm
    Weight Approx. 270g Approx. 390g

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