Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is a Variable aperture Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Zoom
lens with Optical Image stabilization and 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with RF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is a member of Canon's RF STM Zoom series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
RF STM Zoom Series Lenses in Canon RF Mount
Reasons to Buy the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Optical Image Stabilization (up to 5.5 stops)
| Breathing Correction with Supported Cameras
| Hood supplied
| Full-time Manual Focusing
| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| High Max Magnification ratio of 0.52x
| Minimum focus distance of 0.13m / 5.1 inch
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| No Weather Sealing
| Lens Extends while zooming
| Slow Aperture at Wide end
| Slow Aperture at Tele end
| Variable Aperture
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is compatible with cameras that have a Canon RF lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Canon RF lenses are Canon R100, Canon R8 and Canon R50.
Canon R100 with the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS Lens
Canon R8 with the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS Lens
Canon R50 with the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS has a maximum diameter of 77mm and total length of 88mm when not extended. It weighs 390g / 13.8 oz.
Check the size of the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS when attached to RF Mount cameras:
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS Size with RF Mount Cameras
Below, you'll find a scaled side-by-side image comparing the sizes of the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS and the Canon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM, offering a better understanding of their dimensions in real life. Check the detailed comparison of these two lenses here.
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS has a filter thread of 67mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS:
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS has a focal range of 15-30mm and 2.0X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 24 - 48mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
The Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS features an optical image stabilization system which helps to reduce the blur that occurs due to shaking during hand-held shooting. Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS's stabilization system is effective up to 5.5 stops.
Lens Breathing Correction Compatibility
The Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is compatible with Canon cameras that features Breathing Compensation/Correction. This feature adjusts the size of the frame dynamically in-camera during video recording by applying a certain percentage of crop in order to minimize change in framing.
Canon cameras that has the Breathing Compensation/Correction feature are:
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS features Rotary (extending) zoom method where the length of the lens changes as you zoom in or out. This makes it possible to design the lens with a smaller minimum length ( generally when it is zoomed out) compared to internal zoom lenses. The disadvantages of this design are being harder to seal against dust and moisture, weight balance shifting while zooming and zoom creep in certain lenses.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.52x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.52x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is a variable aperture lens with a max aperture of f4.5 and a minimum aperture of f22 at 15mm, and a max aperture of f6.3 and minimum aperture of f32 at 30mm .
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS's optical formula consists of 13 elements in 11 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 2 ultra-low dispersion element
- 1 aspherical element
- Super Spectra Coating (SSC).
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos.
Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS is available in Black color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS
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