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Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

BH #CA15304563RF • MFR #5775C002
Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Key Features
  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32
  • UD and Aspherical Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating
Compact with wide-angle versatility, the Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM pairs a portable design with a flexible focal length range ideal for landscape, architecture, and street subjects. Complementing the ultra-wide to wide range is also an Optical Image Stabilizer to reduce camera shake and a stepping AF motor that suits both photo and video uses.
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Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Ultra-Wide Zoom, Ultra-Versatile Design
  • 3Portable Zoom
  • 4Autofocus and Image Stabilization
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Ultra-Wide Zoom, Ultra-Versatile Design
Compact with wide-angle versatility, the Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM pairs a portable design with a flexible focal length range ideal for landscape, architecture, and street subjects. Complementing the ultra-wide to wide range is also an Optical Image Stabilizer to reduce camera shake and a stepping AF motor that suits both photo and video uses.
Portable Zoom
  • Covering ultra-wide to wide-angle fields of view, this lens spans a useful range of focal lengths for a variety of subject types, including landscape, architecture, interiors, and street applications.
  • Modest variable maximum aperture contributes to a compact, lightweight design that's ideal for travel and walkaround shooting.
  • Two UD (ultra-low dispersion) glass elements control a variety of chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color accuracy.
  • One aspherical element reduces spherical aberrations and distortion for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
  • Super Spectra Coating minimizes flare and ghosting for greater contrast when working in strong lighting conditions.
  • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation.
Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to 5.5 stops, or 7 stops with coordinated IS, to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
  • STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting.
  • Close-up focusing capabilities enables working with a 1:2 maximum magnification and a 5.1" minimum focusing distance to suit photographing nearby subjects.

Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Specs

Focal Length15 to 30mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5 to 6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountCanon RF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View110° 30' to 71° 35'
Minimum Focus Distance5.1" / 13 cm
Maximum Magnification0.52x
Macro Reproduction Ratio1:2
Optical Design13 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades7
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3 x 3.5" / 76.6 x 88.4 mm
Weight13.8 oz / 390 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.245 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.7 x 6.8 x 4.7"

Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM Reviews

Great lightweight lens with excellent IS performance

By Vasha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-16

This is a great lens for photographing houses handheld - The IS works down to a 1/4 second exposure if you're using good technique.

Good ultra wide angular

By Claude
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-12

At this price point, and given the very good image quality there is not much to add.

great for the money

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

Versdatile shooter on a budget

Great Value

By joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

I bought this for travel and landscapes and it has met my needs. This lens is sharp, light and compact. I wish this came with a lens hood but for the price it's affordable. It's worth the money.

Great lens for the price

By Mike
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-28

I've always been leary of variable aperture lenses but the price was too good to pass up. I gave it a try and I was really impressed. Light, compact and image quality is really good. My only negative is that the lens has no AF/MF switch. You have to change that through the menu within the camera menu.

Value for money

By Jesse
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-25

I've been looking for a lightweight ultrawide lens for backpacking to replace my adapted EF 16-35 f/4 IS and I think I've found it. This lens is somehow sharper in the corners at f/8 than the RF 15-35 f/2.8. Central contrast and detail is definitely not as good as that $2300 lens, but you need to zoom in to 200% to notice; at 100% it's VERY subtle. There's some heavy vignetting wide open, but I'm looking for a landscape lens that I'll use stopped down between f/8 & f/11 and this performs amaaaazingly within those parameters.

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