The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM for the EOS R system got DxOMarked and it didn’t score bad at all. 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
DxOMark gives the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM a score of 30. From their conclusion (emphasis mine):
With the introduction of the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM, Canon continues to explore new and innovative lenses for the RF mount. In an effort to reduce the optical complexity, thereby driving down the size, weight and cost, lens correction profiles make a lot of sense. Even without taking software correction into account, in our DXOMARK Lens test, the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM performs very well in certain key areas. It has, for example, similar sharpness and transmission to the larger and pricier Zeiss Distagon T* 15mm F2.8, while being much smaller and lighter. More importantly, especially for anyone on a tight budget, it’s around one-eighth of the price of the Zeiss and around the same price as the Samyang 14mm F2.8, making the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM a highly tempting option.Head over to DxOMark for test charts and more
This is a little gem only Canon can make at this price. The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM sells at $299:
All Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM coverage is listed here.