12 lenses of Christmas: in July 2022 Canon launches two RF lenses for wide-angle fans

Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM and Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
(Image credit: Canon)

We were big fans of the Canon RF 35mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM from the get-go so the launch of the wider-angle Canon RF 24mm F1.8 MACRO IS STM came as very good news. But that was only half the story. Canon also launched a very appealing RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM in July. 

Thanks in part to its modest aperture rating, it’s a very compact and lightweight lens that’s ideal for trekking off into the wilds for landscape photography. You needn’t worry about lugging a tripod along either, as the lens features 5.5-stop optical image stabilization, boosted to 7-stops with later EOS R system cameras that feature in-body stabilization.

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

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In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.