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Canon RF 16mm F/2.8 STM Review (excellent value for money, extremely versatile)

Rf 16mm F/2.8 STM Review
The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8

Here is a new Canon RF 16mm F/2.8 STM review. An affordable lens that performs quite good. This is not the first very positive review this lens gets.

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM at a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

ePhotozine posted their full Canon RF 16mm F/2.8 STM review. They gave the lens a 4.5/5 rating and a “highly recommended”. We agree. This is a lens every EOS R photographer should have. From ePhotozine’s conclusion:

It is not perfect technically, but it is a perfectly usable and extremely versatile ultra-wide lens at a very keen price. It seems to be well made and many of the shortcomings optically may well not be significant drawbacks for the applications the lens is intended for. In particular, it could be an outstanding vlogging lens, it has low distortion making it ideal for architecture and delivers sharp, impressive images at real-world distances.

Read the full review at ePhotozine…

I our opinion, this is a little gem only Canon can make at this price. The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM sells at $299:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Canon DE, Canon UK

All Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM coverage is listed here.

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.

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.

  • 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.
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