Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM

Canon expands the EOS R System with two new lenses


Canon India expanded their EOS R System with the launch of two new RF lenses – the RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM. These lenses are part of the essential trinity of focal range for professional photographers – 24-70mm, 16-35mm and 70-200mm. The two new lenses are Canon’s first to have Image Stabilization (IS) in their respective focal ranges and with the constant aperture of f/2.8.

Both lenses cater to a wide variety of photography applications – the RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM’s versatile focal length range of 24-70mm makes it apt for shooting weddings, portraiture and products while the ultra-wide zoom range of the RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM makes it handy for landscape photography, weddings as well as for travel photographers. The premium and versatile L-series lenses are suitable for professionals as well as advanced hobbyists.

The RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM zoom lenses will be available in India from early October at the price (MRP) of INR 1 82 995.00/incl. of all taxes (each).

Product Specifications:

  RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
Focal Length 24-70mm 15-35mm
Maximum Aperture f/2.8 f/2.8
Minimum Focusing Distance 0.21 m (at 24mm),

0.38 m (at 70mm)

0.28m (entire focal length)
Maximum Magnification 0.3x 0.21x
Lens Construction 21 elements in 15 groups 16 elements in 12 groups
Special Low Dispersion Glass Three UD Two UD
Filter Size Diameter 82 mm 82 mm
Aperture Blades 9 (circular) 9 (circular)
IS (CIPA Standard Correction Effect) Yes ( Up to 5 stops) Yes (Up to 5 stops)
Maximum Diameter & length approx. 88.5mm x125.7 mm approx. 88.5 mm x 126.8 mm
Weight Approx. 900g Approx. 840g

Key Features:

Edge-To-Edge Sharpness

  • The large diameter mount and the short back focus allows a large aperture lens to be placed closer to imaging sensor. This allows the advantage of achieving high image quality due to lesser light bending to achieve low aberrations at periphery. This greatly aids to edge-to-edge sharpness.
  • The arrangement of three glass-molded aspherical lenses and two UD lenses on RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM and three UD lenses on RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM ensure reduced lens aberrations and distortions
  • The ASC coating on both lenses also help to suppress flaring and ghosting, which could compromise image quality
  • Unique to both RF lenses is the customizable control ring for exposure adjustment; ISO, shutter speed, aperture or exposure compensation. The tactile control ring allows a more precise control
  • The tiny yet powerful Nano USM focus drive system allows smooth, fast and quiet focusing

Powerful Image Stabilization

  • Both the RF24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM are equipped with up to 5-stop IS (As per CIPA standards), which makes hand-held shooting possible in lower light conditions where slower shutter speed needs to be used
  • Combination IS (the in-lens optical IS combined with the in-camera 5-axis electronic IS) enhances the effects of image stabilization even further when recording videos.

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