Canon announced the release of two new versatile lenses; RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. These two lenses round-up and complete the inexpensive RF lens lineup. The RF lens lineup now has 30 lenses, thanks to the acquisition of these two lenses.

RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM

RF24mm f/1.8 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 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM now rounds out the cheap zoom lens lineup, covering focal lengths ranging from 15mm to 400mm.

One of the primary advantages of using the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM on a full-frame EOS R camera body is its small size. When installed on an APS-C camera, the focal length is reduced to 38mm. The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM is at least two stops brighter than a conventional kit zoom lens at f/1.8, enabling lovely bokeh.

The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM may also be used 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.

When used with a compatible camera body with in-body image stabilisation, the RF24mm f/1.8 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). The RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM when used with the quiet Stepping Motor (STM), is ideal for video.

RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM

The RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is intended to fulfil the needs of photography enthusiasts on a budget while delivering a useful focal length range of 15-30mm. Its tiny size, weighing roughly 390g, makes it ideal for individuals who travel. The RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 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 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM covers a substantially broader field of view than any normal kit lens at 15mm, allowing users to include the atmosphere or environment with the subject. Users can 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 f/4.5-6.3 IS STM features a very versatile 24-48mm zoom range when placed on an APS-C EOS R camera, delivering a larger angle of view at the wide end than a kit lens. Even if the user moves to a full-frame camera, the lens can still be used.

Using two Ultra-low Dispersion lenses, the RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM corrects chromatic aberration throughout the zoom range. It also offers native lens image stabilisation (Optical IS) of up to 5.5 stops, which may be increased to 7 stops when combined with a compatible camera body that has in-body image stabilisation (In-Body IS).

Check out the full specifications of the RF24mm f/1.8 MACRO IS STM and RF15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lenses below.

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