Canon recently announced the release of the RF 24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses, which are flexible and lightweight additions to the EOS R mirrorless camera line. These two lenses round up and complete the inexpensive RF lens lineup. The RF lens lineup now contains 30 lenses, thanks to the acquisition of these two lenses.
The RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM completes the economical line of RF prime lenses, which now includes focal lengths of 16mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, and 85mm. Similarly, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM now completes the cheap zoom lens lineup, encompassing focal lengths ranging from 15mm to 400mm. Both lenses take use of the EOS R camera system’s wide diameter and short back focus, resulting in a compact optical system and great image quality across the board.
Wide-angle with Beautiful Bokeh
One of the primary advantages of utilising the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM on a full-frame EOS R camera body is its small size. This lens is exactly the same size as the iconic RF35mm f/1.8 IS STM lens, making it ideal for travel and landscape photography as well as everyday use.
When mounted on an APS-C body, the focal length is reduced to 38mm, which is closer to the field of vision of the human eye, making it appropriate for portraiture or street photography. The RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is at least two stops brighter than a conventional kit zoom lens at f/1.8, allowing it to generate exquisite bokeh, a breathtaking background blur effect that a zoom lens cannot accomplish. Its wide aperture also makes it an excellent choice for astrophotography.
The RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM can also function as a macro lens, which is a rare feature for a wide-angle lens. It can reach up to 0.5x magnification with a minimum focusing distance of only 0.14m. This 24mm/f/1.8 combination produces a unique wide-angle close-up with gorgeous bokeh, making it great for food or flower photographs when travelling or as a daily lens.
When used with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilisation, the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM has a native lens image stabilisation (Optical IS) of up to 5 stops and can go up to 6.5 stops (In-Body IS). This allows for exact photographs with minimum camera shaking in low-light situations, with slow shutter rates, or in other camera-shake-prone situations. The RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM, when used with the quiet Stepping Motor (STM), is ideal for video. Vloggers that frequently use a tiny tripod or selfie stick will enjoy how light it is and how little it is.
Versatile with Near Macro Capabilities
The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed to satisfy the budget of photography enthusiasts while giving a realistic focal length range that includes 15-30mm. Its tiny size, weighing roughly 390g, making it ideal for individuals who travel. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is approximately 53% lighter than the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens (approx. 390g vs approx. 840g).
The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM covers a far broader field of view than any normal kit lens at 15mm, allowing users to incorporate the atmosphere or surroundings with the subject, especially in tiny rooms or tight situations where backing up is not possible. The broader 15mm end is especially useful for indoor photography and magnificent landscape photography. Users may record photographs with a natural angle of view and perspective that is closer to the human eye at the 30mm zoom telephoto end. The RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM features a very versatile 24-48mm zoom range when placed on an APS-C EOS R camera, delivering a larger field of view at the wide end than a kit lens. Even if the user converts to a full-frame camera in the future, the lens can still be utilised, making it a fantastic long-term investment. Using two Ultra-low Dispersion lenses, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM corrects chromatic aberration across the zoom range, resulting in sharp and clear pictures with minimum colour blur.
When connected with a suitable camera body with in-body image stabilisation, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM offers a native lens image stabilisation (Optical IS) of up to 5.5 stops, which may be increased to 7 stops (In-Body IS). This allows for low-light shooting with minimum camera shaking and shots with low shutter speeds that would normally need the use of a tripod. In manual focus mode, the RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM can attain a magnification of up to 0.52x on the 15mm broad end. The 319 has a 0.128m minimum focusing distance. Both the RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM have wide angle capabilities that will come in helpful for interior photography, which is typically constrained by space limitations, while their compact and lightweight size makes them easy to use outdoors. Their wide angle(s) of view, built-in IS, and smooth video autofocus make them well-suited for shooting films in addition to producing superb still photographs.
RF24MM F1.8 MACRO IS STM is priced at Rs. 58,495 and will be available in stores from Mid-July
RF15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM is priced at Rs. 52,495 and will be available in stores from September