Canon Introduces the New Rebel T8i and RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1

The Most Advanced EOS Rebel Digital Camera—The Canon EOS Rebel T8i

Rounding out the popular Rebel line, the new T8i features a 24.1 MP CMOS sensor and a DIGIC 8 Image Processor, which will help produce high-quality images even in low-light settings. The Rebel series has been known as the perfect camera for the amateur photographer, and this camera is no different. Although we will say it is a pretty advanced camera even for an amateur, learning the ins-and-outs of shooting in auto or manual is a no brainer. Plus, if you're looking for quick and easy image transfers to smart devices, it has built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth technology.

gray and white cat taken with canon eos rebel t8i Image of cat take with Canon EOS Rebel T8i

It has even ramped up its video capabilities with 4K video at a frame rate of up to 24p. Not to mention, it also allows users to mix up camera angles by using a unique Vertical Video feature. It comes with a 45-point AF system including EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) that detects and tracks your face—even while looking through the optical viewfinder. The kit includes the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM lens—a versatile and compact zoom with STM AF and in-lens image stabilization. The Canon EOS Rebel T8i will be for $749.99 (body only) and $899.99 with the 18-55mm f/4-5.6 IS STM kit lens. 

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM Lens

We all know the Canon EOS R and RP were released with a kit option that included the RF 24-105 f/4 lens, but now Canon has released the new RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM lens with a variable aperture. This versatile lens is perfect for landscapes, portraits, travel and even macro photography. It is compact and lightweight, at approximately .87 lbs. which is lighter than the standard RF 24-105mm F4 lens weighing in at 1.54lbs. It is also shorter in length at 3.5 inches compared to 4.22 inches of the f/4 lens. If you're looking for an all-in-one lens or if you had to choose one lens to take with you when you’re on-the-go, this would be the lens to take. This lens is made for the EOS R Series cameras, and for macro enthusiasts, it features an impressive maximum magnification of 0.5x using Center Macro Focus.

macro photography shot of red flower Red flower taken with macro settings on RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1

It has great image stabilization with up to 5 stops of shake correction, as well as a new leadscrew-type STM motor that ensures smooth autofocusing. For optimal control, this variable lens comes with a control ring which doubles as the focusing ring. Before or after purchasing this lens, make sure to download and install the latest camera firmware from the Canon website onto your EOS R or RP in order for the lens to work properly. Another benefit of this lens is the price. With the current lineup of RF lenses, most come with a hefty price tag. This lens, on the other hand, will be only $399.99. Canon's sale date is to be determined but most likely will be in April 2020, and it is now available for preorder.


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