Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM

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Canon RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM Overview

MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Whether it's evoking an emotion, telling a story or reminiscing about a moment in time, visual creators of all levels know that a high quality, trusted lens is necessary to capture the essence and power of an image. Creating for the creators, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the introduction of its newest RF lens, the RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM standard zoom lens. The new compact and lightweight RF lens will be the perfect addition to a creator's collection, delivering on quality output at an affordable price.

"Since the introduction of the EOS R system in late 2018, our goal has always been to develop full-frame mirrorless cameras and lenses to match every skill level of photographers, from entry-level to advanced professionals," said Kazuto Ogawa, president and chief operating officer, Canon U.S.A., Inc. "Having a firm grasp on the needs of our customers looking for an impressive compact, lightweight lens at an affordable price point, the RF 24-105mm lens is the quintessential lens to have in any creator's camera bag."

Cementing Canon's vision for the EOS R line to become as widely popular as its celebrated lineup of EOS DSLR line, the new RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens pairs quality output with an affordable price. The lens is compact enough to carry every day, at 3.5in (88.8mm) in length and weighing in at 13.9oz (395g) and has a long zoom range starting 24mm wide within compact and lightweight body. The new lens also possesses Optical Image Stabilization Technology, which helps steady camera shake up to five stops¹, reducing image blur. The lens also includes Movie Servo AF using STM (stepping-motor) technology that contributes to both fast auto focus for still images as well as smooth, quiet auto focus for video in conjunction with camera's Dual Pixel CMOS AF on compatible Canon full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Additional noteworthy features of the RF 24-105mm STM standard zoom lens include:

  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 12-pin Communication System
  • Maximum Magnification of 0.4x at 105mm
  • Minimum focus distance of .13m (0.43ft) using Center Focus Macro

Availability and Pricing

The Canon EOS RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM lens has an estimated retail price of $399.99 for the lens only. It will also be sold as a body-and-lens kit with the EOS R and RP cameras.

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM User Reviews

9.0/10 average of 1 review(s) Build Quality 8.0/10 Image Quality 9.0/10
  • 9 out of 10 points and recommended by Langford (1 reviews)
    Relatively small and lightweight. Good sharpness. Inexpensive.

    I bought this lens intending to use it for travel to avoid the extra weight of the f4 version (which I also own).
    Because this lens is so slow at the long end of the zoom range, you mostly have to use it wide open. But I'm happy to report that it's plenty sharp even wide open, and surprisingly there is little to no purple fringing in high contrast situations. It's obviously not a good lens for shooting in dark indoor venues unless you're willing to boost the ISO to 6400 (which an R6 can easily handle), but in good light it's a gem. Overall, I'm very happy I bought this lens.

    reviewed December 18th, 2022 (purchased for $400)