Canon will add three new RF lenses for its mirrorless interchangeable-lens cameras in December and two power zoom adapters to the range of accessories offered in the first half of 2024.

The new Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z lens in use. (Source: Canon.)

The RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z marks a significant milestone in lens technology for Canon, being designed to include attributes from broadcast, cinema and standard RF lenses. It is the first RF zoom lens to combine a dedicated iris/aperture control ring and Servo functionality via optional power zoom adapters. Its optical design contains 23 elements in 18 groups and includes four UD and three aspherical elements. It also comes with Canon’s Super Spectra Coating, Air Sphere Coating and a fluorine coating on the front element to repel moisture and dust. Eleven diaphragm blades create a circular aperture for smooth bokeh.

The iris ring allows flexible aperture control for adjusting depth of field and provides a smooth torque with no clicking for videographers. The front element doesn’t extend so the lens maintains its centre of gravity through internal zooming. Built-in Optical Image Stabilisation provides up to 5.5 stops of shake correction alone and up to 8.0 stops co-ordinated control with an EOS R series camera with IBIS. Two Nano USMs ensure smooth and accurate autofocusing and make tracking moving subjects easy. Its RRP is AU$5399. Click here for more information.

The features of the RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z lens can be taken even further with the newly launched optional power zoom adapters: PZ-E2 and PZ-E2B. They deliver zoom operation and remote control via Canon’s Camera Connect app or EOS Utility. The Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2B sports a 20-pin zoom/ focus remote connector that allows compatible zoom/ focus demands to be attached for studio or large-scale production environments. It is also compatible with Canon’s Zoom Servo Grip ZSG-C10.

The compact RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM on an EOS R cropped-sensor camera is convenient for all kinds of travellers. (Source: Canon.)

The RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM is designed for APS-C EOS R System cameras and offers a zoom range equivalent to 16-28.8mm in 35mm format, making it ideal for travel, landscape, cityscape and vlogging enthusiasts.  Built-in stabilisation provides up to 4-stops of optical image stabilisation and up to 6-stops when combined with in-body image stabilisation in a compatible camera. Weighing only 150g, this small and lightweight lens is an ideal travel companion, whether you’re shooting stills or video. It is priced at AU$599. Click here for more information.

The RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM lens is ideal for sports and wildlife photography. (Source: Canon.)

The RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM is a full-frame super telephoto zoom lens for wildlife and sports photography. Its optical design contains 17 elements in 11 groups and includes three UD (ultra-low dispersion) elements as well as Canon’s Super Spectra Coating. In-built IS provides up to 5.5 stops of shake correction or up to 7.5-stops with EOS R cameras featuring in-body image stabilisation. This lens can automatically detect panning and adjust stabilisation accordingly and includes a zoom ring, a combined manual focus and Control ring plus two custom function buttons and an AF/MF switch. The tripod collar is non-removable but includes both 3/8-inch and standard ¼-inch-20 threads.

This lens is weather sealed, enabling it to be used in outdoor situations. It approximately 314.1 mm long and has a maximum diameter of 102.3 mm. It weighs 2050 grams and comes with an ET-101 lens hood and strap. It will be priced at AU$3499. Click here for full details.