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

November 30, 2023 | Mark Goldstein | Rating star Rating star Rating star Rating star

Sharpness at 50mm

For this test, the Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens was attached to a Canon EOS R8 body, which was in turn mounted to a sturdy tripod. Exposure delay mode was activated. Tonal and colour variance across the crops are due to change in natural light during the session.

The full frame

The full frame at 50mm

Centre sharpness is excellent from wide-open at f/6.3 all the way through to f/11, with f/16 being slightly affected by diffraction, and f/22 even more so.

The edges aren't as sharp as the centre, with the best results obtained from f/8 through to f/16.

Aperture Centre Crop Edge Crop
f/6.3 f5_6.jpg f5_6.jpg
f/8 f8.jpg f8.jpg
f/11 f11.jpg f11.jpg
f/16 f16.jpg f16.jpg
f/22 f16.jpg f22.jpg
f/32 f16.jpg f22.jpg