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Canon announces RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM lens

Canon Europe today expands its RF lens range, delivering the second of six RF lenses promised for 2019 with the launch of the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM. Belonging to the growing EOS R system, it’s been designed from the ground up to take advantage of Canon’s RF lens mount technology and design possibilities.

At 750g, the compact and portable RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM has an incredible weight to focal length coverage ratio. This new lens offers huge creative scope with its 24-240mm 10x zoom range and is highly versatile, capturing everything from wide-angle shots to telephoto close-ups.

With its five-stop image stabilisation, the RF 24-240mm f4-6.3 IS USM is the first full-frame lens to feature Dynamic IS, providing real stability when shooting hand-held, even at very low shutter speeds. The lens is driven by Nano USM autofocus, which combines the benefits of STM and ring USM across 88 x 100% of the frame with Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

Key Features:
•    5-stop image stabilisation (IS) with …
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