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Canon’s RF 24-240mm is the first-ever telezoom for the R system

Although Canon was late to the full-frame mirrorless party, there’s no mistake that the brand is making up for lost time with the brilliant EOS R and EOS RP cameras. Well, now photographers using those models have a very versatile new optic to shoot with after cAnon launched the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM – the brand’s first-ever telezoom lens for the R system.

Canon introduces the 24-240mm lens…

Aimed squarely at the travel photographer who may be short on space for additional optics or the everyday photographer who may simple wish for one lens to do it all, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM features a 10x zoom range, covering shooters for everything from wide-angle landscapes, mid-range portraits and even long-range wildlife photography.

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Canon’s latest RF lens features a 10x zoom range.

The RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM is Canon’s first full-frame lens with Dynamic IS and the image stabilisation technology is good for up to five stops of compensation – incredibly useful when shooting both at longer focal lengths and in low light conditions.

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With Image Stabilsation, the lens is suitable for travel photography.

Canon’s latest RF lens also features a Focus/Control ring that enables users to adjust variables such exposure compensation, shutter speed, aperture or ISO. Plus, the lens is built around a 21 lens elements in 15 groups design with a circular 7-bladed aperture to provide pleasing bokeh. The lens also features Aspheric and Ultra-Dispersal Lens Elements and Super Spectra Coating for improved image quality.

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Dspite the focal length, the lens weighs just 750g

When it comes to autofocus, the RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM includes Canon’s Nano USM AF technology and, despite the vast zoom range of the lens, the optic tips the scales at just 750g.

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A control ring enables settings to be changed quickly.

Boasting a closest focusing distance of just 50cm when used at its widest focal length, the Canon RF 24-240mm F4-6.3 IS USM will cost £899/$899 and is expected to ship from September.