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Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Lens

BH #CA1628RF • MFR #5051C002
Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
Ultra-wide field of view mixed with a compact and portable design, the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM is a sleek everyday wide-angle prime. Blending a compact, lightweight design with a bright maximum aperture, this rectilinear ultra-wide comes in handy when photographing interiors and architectural subjects, as well as broad landscape views and astrophotography scenes.
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Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Overview

Ultra-wide field of view mixed with a compact and portable design, the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM is a sleek everyday wide-angle prime. Blending a compact, lightweight design with a bright maximum aperture, this rectilinear ultra-wide comes in handy when photographing interiors and architectural subjects, as well as broad landscape views and astrophotography scenes.

One aspherical element is featured in the optical design, which limits distortion and contributes to a high degree of sharpness for accurate rendering. This unique lens also sports a close 5.1" minimum focusing distance for close-up shooting and the STM AF motor enables smooth and quiet focusing performance to suit both photo and video applications. The lightweight design and broad field of view also make this lens an enticing option for vlogging and content creation.

Sleek ultra-wide-angle prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras.
Bright f/2.8 maximum aperture suits working available lighting conditions, helps control depth of field, and contributes to a sleek form factor.
One aspherical element helps control distortion and promotes a high degree of sharpness.
Super Spectra Coating has been applied to minimize flare and ghosting for improved contrast and color fidelity when working in strong lighting conditions.
STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
Minimum focusing distance of 5.1", along with a maximum magnification of 0.26x, makes this a unique option for close-up shooting while retaining great depth of field.
Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Rounded seven-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing bokeh quality.
UPC: 013803341317

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Specs

Focal Length16mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View108° 10'
Minimum Focus Distance5.1" / 13 cm
Maximum Magnification0.26x
Optical Design9 Elements in 7 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size43 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)1.6 x 2.7" / 40.1 x 69.2 mm
Weight5.8 oz / 165 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.575 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.7 x 3.8 x 3.7"

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Reviews

Fast and Sharp

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-31

Fast, wide and Sharp

Perfect lens

By Wayne
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

$300 only, light weight and relative big enough aperture with macro focus distance WOW! Please don't be too picky with comparing those red ring lenses! Buying this small giant hefty if you've got the light weight mirrorless eos already

Very Good lens

By Ali
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-06

Very good lens for everyday using.

Gran Lente!!!

By Chyann
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-19

I used it at an event and the lens fulfilled the expectations that I had created. Very functional and for the time I spend with the camera in hand, the weight is perfect. The quality that only canon can provide. 100% recommended.

Great Lens

By Jacob
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-15

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer so I don't have much need of an ultra wide except for one or two shots to show the venue or the whole church or things like that. Maybe like 3-5 photos total from the day. I used this lens for last week's wedding and I could not be happier with the results. I also played around with it on the dance floor for some fun perspective images. It's a great little lens and fast enough for what I need it to do and does an incredible job for the price. Cameras I use: R5 R3

Astrophotography

By Brittni
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

I bought this lens for my Arizona trip in April. I wanted to take a try at astrophotography. I absolutely loved using this lens!

Valuable for the price

By Nadav
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-28

Valuable for the price

Meh lens

By Nicholas
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-22

Bought this lens to use on the RED Raptor for gimbal purposes. It vignettes a bit. The distortion is crazy, but I don't mind that too much. What really kills me is the focusing mechanism. Wow is it rough. Never have been a fan of focus by wire, and this lens' motors feels worse than the 85mm 1.2L II. Price is great, size and weight is great. But you are losing alot. I guess one should try before purchasing.

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