July 14, 2024

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Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM announced

Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM announced

In addition to the RF 24-105mm f/2.8 L IS USM Z, Canon has just announced two new, more affordable “entry-level” lenses: the RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM and the RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9E S. The RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is the first wide-angle zoom lens for APS-C EOS R cameras, and is a compact and lightweight option weighing just 150g/5.3oz. The RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS is a compact super-telephoto zoom lens that covers full-frame image sensors and has a built-in image stabilizer. Let’s take a look at them!

Just over a year after the launch of the Canon EOS R7 and R10, the first APS-C mirrorless hybrid cameras in the EOS R line, the company continues to expand its lens line with options that are as versatile and affordable as the new ones.

Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Image credit: Canon

Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – Features

The Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is a wide-angle zoom lens compatible with all Canon EOS R-series APS-C cameras, including the EOS R100, EOS R50, EOS R10 and EOS R7. It weighs only 150g/5.3oz, and thanks to its foldable design, it remains compact in the closed position. However, the lens will stretch at each focal length as you zoom in or out.

Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Image credit: Canon

It features a zoom ring and user-customizable control ring. For the first time in a Canon RF lens, the control ring has no click stops. As you can see, there’s also no AF/MF switch on the barrel to change autofocus settings. In fact, you’ll have to change the AF/MF settings from the camera menu.

Inside, the Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens features an STM (stepping motor) autofocus drive system. According to the company, it should provide smooth autofocus performance for video. Additionally, if your Canon camera is compatible, you can take advantage of digital focus breathing correction, which compensates for unwanted breathing.

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This wide-angle zoom, on the other hand, has built-in image stabilization of up to four or even six stops if you coordinate it with the camera’s digital image stabilizer.

Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM. Image credit: Canon

Lens design

The Canon RF-S10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM design consists of 12 elements divided into 10 groups, including two UD glasses and an aspherical element to reduce chromatic aberrations and flare. The aperture diaphragm consists of seven blades. The minimum focusing distance is 14cm/5.5in in autofocus and 8.6cm/3.4in in manual focus mode. Front filter diameter is 49 mm.

Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. Image credit: Canon

Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM features

The Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM is a super-telephoto zoom lens that weighs 4.5 lbs / 2.05 kg and measures 12.4 inches / 31.4 cm at 200mm when retracted. As you zoom, the cylinder expands.

The Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens extends to 800mm. Image credit: Canon

It covers full-frame image sensors, is dust and weather resistant, and has a built-in image stabilizer up to 5.5 stops. The lens comes with a swivel tripod mount, and don’t worry if 800mm is a bit short for you, as it’s compatible with Canon’s 1.4x and 2x RF telescopic extenders.

On the lens you will find a zoom ring, focus ring, and user-customizable control ring. Additionally, it has two customizable function buttons, an AF/Control/MF switch and a switch to turn image stabilization on and off.

Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens
Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens. Image credit: Canon

Lens design

The design of the Canon RF200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM consists of 17 elements divided into 11 groups, including three UD. The aperture diaphragm consists of nine blades. Minimum focusing distance is 0.8m/2.62ft at 200mm. Finally, the front filter has a diameter of 95 mm.

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Prices and availability

he Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM It will be available in December for $329. An optional canopy will also be available (codename: EW-53B). he Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS lens It will go on sale starting next month for $1,899.

For more information, visit Canon website here.

What do you think of these two new Canon RF lenses? Do you usually use super telephoto zoom lenses? Feel free to let us know in the comments below!