Along with the new Rebel T8i, Canon also introduced its new RF 24-105mm f4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens at an affordable price for EOS R series full frame cameras. With such a versatile focal range, this lens fits well with almost any genre of photography. In this post, we will focus on the features you should know about the new Canon RF 24-105mm STM lens such as Center Macro Focus, Macro Autofocus, OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), control ring, leadscrew-type STM motor, and more.
Center Macro Focus
While already boasting a large focal range, this new lens also pleases macro photographers with its ability to get pretty close to the object. Using Center Macro Focus, this lens features up to 0.5x magnification whereas in Autofocus mode it can achieve a maximum magnification of 0.4x.
The Center Macro Focus mode in Canon RF 24-105mm STM works when the focal range of the lens is at 24mm and the focus mode in the camera is set to MF (Manual Focus). Additionally, the focus ring switch of the lens should be at the “FOCUS” position instead of “CONTROL”. You can get as close as one inch to the subject with Center Macro Focus mode and up to 0.66ft (7.92 inches) with Auto Focus mode.
Optical Image Stabilization & Autofocus
Due to the leadscrew-type STM (Stepping Motor) technology, the new RF 24-105mm STM is able to provide OIS (Optical Image Stabilization) support with up to 5 stops of shake correction. As a benefit, the lens works well in low-light situations and does not produce blurred images. Furthermore, it helps the lens to achieve fast autofocus capabilities for still images as well as smooth and quiet autofocus for videos.
RF 24-105mm STM incorporates a configurable control ring on the lens barrel that lets you assign your favorite settings for a quick workflow. For example, you can assign parameters such as shutter speed, exposure, aperture, and more.
Canon RF 24-105mm STM Lens Price
The new Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens will ship at an affordable price of $399.99.
Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Specifications
|Type||Standard Zoom Lens|
|Construction||13 elements in 11 groups|
|Aperture Blades||7 (circular)|
|IS||5 Stops at 105mm|
|Focus Drive System||STM + lead screw|
|Focusing Distance (Min)||AF: 0.7 – 1.12 ft./ 0.2 – 0.34m|
MF: 0.43 – 1.12 ft./ 0.13 – 0.34m
|Magnification (Max)||AF: 0.4x (105mm)|
MF: 0.5x (24mm)
|Weight||0.87 lbs. / 395g|
|Length (Max)||3.50 in. / 88.8mm|
|Diameter (Max)||3.02 in. / 76.6mm|
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