Read my Canon EOS R Review.
Canon has announced the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens for the Canon EOS R line of full frame, mirrorless cameras. This is the sixth lens in the RF product line. It offers a 10x zoom range and is equipped with Nano USM for the best of both worlds in still and video autofocus.
Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM Key Features
- Nano USM AF System
- Optical Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
- Customizable Control Ring
- Minimum focusing distance of 1.64 feet/0.50 meters at wide angle and 2.56 feet/0.78 meters at telephoto
- Maximum magnification of 0.26x at telephoto
- Approximate weight of 750 grams/26.4 ounces
- Customizable control ring that allows photographers to adjust exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO
- 21 lens elements in 15 groups including one Aspheric and Two UD Lens
- 12-pin communication system
The Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens will be available in September for $899 and is available for pre-order now. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Canon will also offer a new EOS RP kit that includes the RF 24-240mm lens for $2199. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
Note, this appears to be a gray market camera. eBay seller 6ave has a positive feedback rating of 99.6% at the time of this post.
The Canon EOS R is a camera we’ve all been waiting to see for several years now. It’s a full frame mirrorless camera with a 30.3MP sensor, 4K video capture, and an all-new lens mount. So how does this new camera and system handle the hype and anticipation that’s been building for so long?
In short, it’s promising. [Read more…]
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Sigma has released new information regarding compatibility of its lenses with the Canon EOS R.
I’ve posted the entire statement below; however, I wanted to note a little bit of anecdotal evidence on the topic. I’m currently testing the EOS R and have used it with the base EF adapter and Sigma lenses in my normal operating manner. Even with 15-year-old Sigma lenses, my results have been just fine. There may be some edge-case uses that I haven’t attempted yet that end up throwing me for a loop – but so far, so good.
Read on for the full compatibility notice from Sigma below. [Read more…]