A New Trio of RF Lenses from Canon

November 13, 2023

By Theano Nikitas

© Canon

The RF25-105mm lens (one of three new Canon lenses just announced) has a click-less iris ring while in video mode.

Canon announced three new RF lenses that cover a lot of ground. The new additions start with the consumer-level RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM, followed by the RF24-105mm F/2.8 L IS USM Z and is rounded out with the RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens.

Of the three, the RF24-105mm is the most interesting for portrait and wedding photographers, thanks, in part, to its highly usable focal range and fast, consistent f/2.8 aperture. Additionally, the 3.5 inch x 7.8 inch lens maintains the same length when zooming. Its optical image stabilization delivers up to 5.5 stops of shake correction which can be expanded to up to 8 stops of correction when paired with an R-camera with in-body image stabilization.

This spring, Canon will release two power zoom adapters for the RF24-105mm lens for smooth zooming. © Canon

But the RF24-105mm lens will also be of special interest to videographers with its click-less iris ring. This feature is only possible in video mode, though. (Canon promises a firmware update in December to add the feature for video recording in some other EOS cameras.)

In the spring, Canon will release two power zoom adapters for the RF24-105mm lens. Again, this is target to videographers for smooth zooming. One adapter connects via USB while the other will use a 20-pin port connection.

You won’t find another 24-105mm lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture, according to Canon’s press material. And that’s a real selling point for photographers who need a constant, fast aperture to capture low light images.

For more information on all three RF lenses, which will be available in December, visit


RF24-105mm: $2999

Power Zoom Adapters: $999 (USB); $1299 (20 pin)

RF-S10-18mm: $330

RF200-800mm: $1899

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