RF Mount Video Kit Lens – Canon 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Introduced

April 3rd, 2020
RF Mount Video Kit Lens - Canon 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM Introduced

The newly announced Canon 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM is available for pre-order, sporting an RF mount for compatibility with the Canon EOS R mirrorless line.

The Canon 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM is a budget friendly zoom lens for RF-mount mirrorless cameras.

As the name suggests, it has a variable aperture; f/4 being it’s widest.

Image Stabilization (IS) is present, as well as Canons more video-friendly STM focus system.

Stepper Motor Technology is quieter than the older USM system, a little slower but most importantly for video a little less jittery, making it smoother when racking focus.

All current Canon RF mount mirrorless cameras are full frame, so naturally the Canon24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM covers this sensor size.

It’s one of only a handful of budget friendly RF mount lenses.

Canon has seemed to focus on initially rolling out varieties of professional L series lenses for the mirrorless format; the price point of the new 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM makes it a strong contender for the go-to budget video kit lens.

Full specification of the Canon 24-105mm F/4-7.1 IS STM below

Focal Length: 24-105mm
Maximum Aperture: f/4 to 7.1
Minimum Aperture: f/40
Lens Mount: Canon RF
Format: Full-Frame
Angle of View: 84° to 23° 20′
Minimum Focus Distance: 5.16″ / 13.1 cm
Maximum Magnification: 0.5x
Optical Design: 13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades: 7, Rounded
Focus Type: Autofocus, STM
Image Stabilization: Yes
Filter Size: 67 mm (Front)
Dimensions: (ø x L) 3.02 x 3.5″ / 76.6 x 88.8 mm
Weight: 13.93 oz / 395 g

Comparing it to this to the nearest RF zoom lens (non L series). The Canon RF 24-240mm F/4-6.3 IS USM is a little faster, over twice as long, but twice the price.

You are also shaving almost half the weight (13.93 lbs./395g v 1.65 lbs./751.26g), and have the aforementioned STM focusing advantage for video.

Pre-order links below.

Are you invested into Canon’s RF system yet? What do you think about the new lens? Let me know in the comments below!

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Abe Halpert
MemberApril 4th, 2020

That’s a slow aperture…but very cheap

Ron Donson
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Would be interesting to see a comparison between this, the RF 24-105 f4 and the EF 24-105 f4 (with EF-RF adaptor) for video, especially regarding autofocus performance.

Frank Helump
Frank Helump
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Not much of a “video kit” lens, with no gears or aperture ring.

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