Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292207446

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Product Description

Introducing the Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

The small, light, everyday zoom

A small, lightweight ‘standard’ RF series zoom that encourages you to explore your full frame creativity.

With great optics, advanced 4.5-stops image stabilisation, beautifully quiet operation and intuitive handling, it’s the perfect lens to take with you anywhere.

Features and Benefits

The ideal starter lens that’s a joy to use

Discover the joy of photography and video with a lightweight, stowable lens offering a 2x zoom and 24-50mm focal length, perfect for family groups, portraits, interiors and travel

Powerful image stabilisation for video and stills

Pick up and use handheld straight away with super steady results, thanks to a 4.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer1 that lets you shoot and film in low light with no need for a tripod

Smooth, quiet focusing with instinctive control

Shoot and film like a pro thanks to an STM focusing motor that’s fast and quiet with extra control from a customisable lens control ring that lets you switch between different modes

A lens that works intuitively with your camera

Thanks to its RF mount, the lens works with EOS R series cameras to support a wide range of in-camera image enhancement features including panning in scene mode and focus breathing correction for movies

Top Features

  • 2x optical zoom: 24-50mm focal length in a compact body, great for flexible framing
  • Optical IS: 4.5-stops Optical Image Stabilization1 for steady images and smooth video
  • AF/CONTROL/MF SWITCH: Switch between different focusing modes and assign different functions to the Control Ring
  • STM Motor: Leadscrew-type STM motor focuses quickly for stills and lets you record movies with smooth and quiet Auto Focus
  • Combined Lens Control/Focusing Ring: Customisable for TV/AV/ISO and MF as well as advanced functions such as Exposure Compensation, white balance, AF area selection
  • 7-blade aperture: Achieve beautiful circular bokeh for a more natural separation between your subject and the background

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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