The new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, and RF 16mm F2.8 STM, offer versatile focal lengths for a wide range of genres.
Canon has updated its line-up of RF lenses with the launch of the Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM and the Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM.
The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a compact and lightweight prime lens mainly targeted at vloggers and people looking for an extra wide-angle view, whereas the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is for sports and wildlife shooters.
Both employ Canon’s advanced optical technology, including Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare that results in detailed images. These models also use a single aspherical lens to achieve high image quality and reduce the presence of aberrations that might distort an image, without the need for multiple lens elements that add bulk.
The Canon RF 16mm F/2.8 STM is the first ultra-wide-angle prime lens in the EOS R system. It offers a 16mm focal length which produces an extra-wide field of view and exaggerated sense of depth. With a wide aperture of F2.8, this lens is great when shooting in low light such as astrophotography and for high shutter speed photography. It can be paired with the RF 16mm F2.8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS-C crop mode to effectively turn the lens into a 25.6mm lens. Employing Canon’s STM focusing motor, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM allows for smooth, near-silent focusing during video recording. Offering a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m, photographers and content creators alike can capture sharp images even when shooting from close range.
Designed for budding sports and wildlife photographers, this telephoto zoom offers a flexible focal range of 100 – 400mm. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM has a minimum focusing distance of 0.88m and a maximum magnification of 0.41x. It achieves 5.5 stops of in-lens optical image stabilisation, which increases to six stops when coordinated control is used with cameras featuring In-Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS). Designed for speed and precision, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is equipped with a Nano USM focus motor for smooth, fast focus and with the lens control ring, gives users enhanced control over AV, Tv, exposure and ISO settings. The viewfinder and extended ISO capabilities of EOS R camera bodies combined with Dual Pixel CMOS AF enable photographers to utilise a lens that breaks traditional conventions of size, weight, and focal range to capture images with convenience.
The new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, and RF 16mm F2.8 STM, offer versatile focal lengths for a wide range of genres. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a featherweight lens at only 165g, on the other hand, RF 16mm F2.8 STM weighs 635g.