Meet the "trinity buster" – Canon's new 24-105mm f/2.8 zoom lens is UNREAL

Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8 IS USM Z
(Image credit: Canon)

Remember, back in 2018, when Canon told us that the RF mount was going to make impossible lenses possible? Well, if you didn't believe it before, you'd better believe it now: behold the Canon RF 24-105mm f/2.8L IS USM Z, the trinity lens to end all trinity lenses.

This "trinity buster" was announced along with two other optics – the similarly unreal Canon RF 200-800mm f/6.3-9 IS USM super telephoto and the ultra-cheap ultra-wide Canon RF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM – with Canon putting the rest of the camera industry on notice when it comes to lens development. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.