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New Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM and RF 15-30mm F/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lenses

In mid-July 2022, two new full-frame lenses for the Canon RF-mount system were introduced:

  • Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM ($599)
  • Canon RF 15-30mm F/4.5-6.3 IS STM ($549)

At the same time, the lenses are also very light 15-30mm weighs 390 grams, and 24mm f1.8 weighs a total of 270 grams and this is full-frame optics!

Canon RF 24mm F1.8 Macro IS STM

The Canon RF 24mm F/1.8 Macro IS STM lens can be used for macro photography. Approximation factor x0.5, similar RF 85mm f2 Macro. Only in this case, it is a wide-angle lens, which will allow you to take very interesting photographs in terms of composition.

Both lenses have built-in optical image stabilization that can work in conjunction with matrix stabilization in the camera.


Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

It is worth noting the expansion of the range of budget RF optics. If at first the company produced top-end lenses like the Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L, RF 28-70mm f2.0, RF 50mm f1.2, now we are witnessing the emergence of truly "folk" lenses that will be affordable and appeal to a wide range of amateur photographers.

Learn more about these lenses in my video review: