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Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens

BH #CA2418RF • MFR #5668C002
Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
Mixing a broad field of view with a close-focusing design, the Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM is a unique combination of an ultra-wide focal length and a macro lens. Pairing these two attributes, this lens enables shooting at close-range while maintaining a broad sense of space and increased depth of field compared to conventional telephoto macro optics.
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Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Broad Views, Close-Up Details
  • 3Wide-Angle Macro Lens
  • 4Autofocus, IS, and Design
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Broad Views, Close-Up Details
Mixing a broad field of view with a close-focusing design, the Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM is a unique combination of an ultra-wide focal length and a macro lens. Pairing these two attributes, this lens enables shooting at close-range while maintaining a broad sense of space and increased depth of field compared to conventional telephoto macro optics.
Wide-Angle Macro Lens
  • Wide-angle prime is suitable for a variety of subjects, including landscapes, nature, and street, and the close-focusing ability helps to home in on nearby subjects in between photographing broad spaces.
  • Macro designation offers a 1:2 half life-size maximum magnification and a minimum focusing distance of 5.5".
  • Bright f/1.8 design offers both depth of field control and suits working in a variety of lighting situations.
  • One UD (ultra-low dispersion) element and one aspherical element control both chromatic and spherical aberrations for well-corrected imagery that is especially sharp and color-accurate.
  • Super Spectra coating has been applied to resist flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth, pleasing bokeh quality.
Autofocus, IS, and Design
  • STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that benefits both stills and video recording needs.
  • Optical Image Stabilizer minimizes the appearance of camera shake by up to 5 stops, or 6.5 stops with coordinated IS, to better enable working handheld in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
  • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Specs

Focal Length24mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View84°
Minimum Focus Distance5.5" / 14 cm
Maximum Magnification0.5x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design11 Elements in 9 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size52 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.9 x 2.5" / 74.4 x 63.1 mm
Weight9.5 oz / 270 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.955 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.1 x 5.1 x 4.8"

Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Reviews

Shallow DOF and Macro too!

By Kirk
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-23

On my Canon R7 this lens performs excellent. Bokeh is quite nice at 1.8. Macro gets down to 1:2 which is perfect for everything except maybe small insects. Super light making my R7 a great walk around camera.

Great lens!

By Leonardo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

This is a great focal length for wide angle shots. It has a short focusing distance for close up photos while still retaining much of the background.

Typical Canon quality

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

I'm still learning how to take macro photographs, but have had success already. Quality lens that's an excellent addition to my kit.

Perfect General Purpose Lens

By Dustin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-11

On my R7 this is a perfect walk around lens. The images are sharp, and the color rendition is superb. I suspect it will spend a lot of time on my camera.

Great lens

By Thorsten
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

I picked up this lens to replace my EF 24mm f/2.8 (gradually going from EF to RF lenses). Comparing them side by side on my R6 for the same scene, they are optically very close, which is to say very good. The EF lens is very sharp of course across the fame, down to the corners. Comparing them at f/2.8, the same is true for the RF lens. At f/1.8, the corners are slightly soft, but I'm not planning to put my subject in the corner when shooting at f/1.8. The center and mid portions of the frame are very sharp side open, so this lens will work well for environmental portraits and such. And for landscapes, I stop down anyway. After those comparisons, I plan to sell my EF lens and keep this one. It gives me the option to use f/1.8, is lighter and less cumbersome (no adapter needed). It also has macro though I don't think I will use this.

Great lens at a great price

By Kim
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-07

I own the EF 24mm f/1.4 II and was looking for a fast similar lens for my R5's. This really fit nicely into my travel pack. While it is not an L lens the price is great. The difference between f/1.4 and f/1.8 in my opinion is negligible and the weight difference is about 50% of that of the EF lens. This is a sharp fast lens.

Surprisingly nice

By Michal
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-23

I'm used to non-L Canon lens coming with some serious trade-offs, but this one is really great, about the same league as 50/1.8. It's sharp, it's remarkably lightweight and compact, it focuses reasonably quickly, and while it's not a real macro, it lets you get pretty close.

Nice Astro and low light lens

By William
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-30

My first foray into astrophotography went surprisingly well. Paired with an R6 body, I had very good results. It's also very handy in dark interiors when flash can't be used. Light weight and small size make if easy to stash in a corner of your camera bag. Love that it can be switched to manual focus without going into the camera menu. Lots to love here!

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Is there a focus lock feature on the lens ...

Is there a focus lock feature on the lens anywhere or would it be in the camera?
Asked by: stephanie
No. The following lens offers no focus lock but it can be engaged by using the AF-on button or * button.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-10-30

Does the lens take regular filters, or are slim ...

Does the lens take regular filters, or are slim filters required?
Asked by: Arie
It is best to use slim filters on the RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens to avoid any potential vignetting.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2022-10-06

Is this lens weather sealed?

Is this lens weather sealed?
Asked by: Matthew
The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens is not weather sealed .
Answered by: vilson
Date published: 2022-08-09

Light weight

Light weight
Asked by: Nicole
The Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens weighs 9.5 oz / 270 g.
Answered by: Yaakov
Date published: 2022-10-19

Does the lens barrel move out when focusing like ...

Does the lens barrel move out when focusing like the RF 35mm f1.8 IS STM or is it internal focusing?
Asked by: Robert
No the lens does not move in and out when focusing.
Answered by: Jessica G
Date published: 2022-09-13

Does this lens support double exposure?

Does this lens support double exposure?
Asked by: Sorin
This lens does NOT support double exposure on my Canon R5.
Answered by: Patrick
Date published: 2022-09-09

What's the recommended lens hood?

What's the recommended lens hood?
Asked by: Daniel
The recommended lens hood for the Canon RF 24mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM Lens is this Canon lens hood, which is backordered: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/843017-REG/Canon_5186B001_EW_65B_Lens_Hood_for.html However, this lens hood is also compatible and it's in stock: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/774440-REG/Dot_Line_DL_0482_Wide_Angle_52_mm_Lens.html
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2022-08-30

Would this work well for astro photography?

Would this work well for astro photography?
Asked by: Stephen
This is an ideal lens for northen lights, etc.
Answered by: Steven
Date published: 2022-08-25
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