Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO AT STM live action review! Half macro is also possible with 24mm, which is irresistible for wide angle lovers

Canon has released a wide-angle lens that combines F1.8 bokeh, unobtainable with a zoom lens, and the sharpness of a single focal length lens. We checked the capabilities of the wide angle single focus lens “RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM”, which also supports half macro.

Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO AT STM live action review
Canon EOS R5 + RF24mm F1.8 MACRO AT STM

Wide-angle single focal length lens with a large aperture of F1.8 that supports semi-macro to enjoy bokeh expressions

Introducing the “RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM” which fills the gap between the ultra-wide angle “RF16mm F2.8 STM” and the semi-wide angle “RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM”. It is a popular focal length that is irresistible to wide angle lovers.

The feature is that it realizes a large aperture of open F1.8 in a light and compact manner. You can enjoy shooting with bokeh even with a wide angle of 24mm. Semi-macro photography is also possible with a minimum focusing distance of 0.14m and a maximum zoom of 0.5x. Combined with an APS-C size sensor “EOS R7” or “EOS R10”, it can be used as a large aperture semi-wide single focus lens.

Get big and soft bokeh with 0.5x macro photography

A 0.5x semi-macro shot is achieved by adopting the focus of the front lens. The shortest shooting distance is 0.14m, and if you are not careful, the lens shadow will easily appear on the subject. This is a lens with a large, soft bokeh effect.

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Canon EOS R5 RF24mm F1.8 MACRO AT STM Aperture F2 1/100 sec ISO100 WB: Auto

The detailed rendering with excellent resolution feels good

A fixed focal length lens only needs to focus on the optical characteristics of a single focal length, and has overwhelming image quality. This lens also thoroughly suppresses chromatic aberration and provides high resolution, fully extracting the high resolution performance of the “EOS R5”.

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Canon EOS R5 RF24mm F1.8 MACRO IN STM Aperture F5.6 1/250 sec -1 correction ISO100 WB: Auto

Compact size suitable for APS-C cameras

It has the same compact size as the “RF35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM” and weighs about 270g. It is also suitable for the compact and lightweight APS-C cameras “EOS R7” and “EOS R10”, and provides an angle of view equivalent to 38mm in the 35mm format.

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Easy to enjoy a wide range of shooting

A maximum of 5 stops of image stabilization is achieved with the lens alone, and a maximum of 6.5 stops of image stabilization is achieved through cooperative control with the in-body IS, so you can have peace of mind even in scenes where the amount of serious light. The STM AF gear type is also suitable for video shooting, and is a wide-angle single focus lens that allows you to easily enjoy a wide range of shooting.

State-of-the-art optical design that achieves image quality and miniaturization

The lens configuration is 11 elements in 9 groups, including 1 UD lens and 1 PMo aspherical lens. Taking advantage of the RF mount’s large aperture and short back focus, the optical system is made compact and lightweight.

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Adapting the functions of the control circle

It has separate focus and control circles. Functions such as aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, and ISO sensitivity settings can be assigned to the control ring.

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Canon RF24mm F1.8 MACRO AT STM

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Release dateAugust 26, 2022
Reference price96,800 yen (tax included)

mountCanon RF mount
lens configuration9 groups of 11
Number of aperture blades9 pages
The shortest shooting distance0.14m
Maximum magnification0.5 times
filter diameterφ52mm
Top diameter x lengthAbout φ74.4 × 63.1mm
qualityAbout 270g

* This report uses a beta engine. The reference price is the price of the mass retailer at the time of publication of the article.

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