Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Ultra-Wideangle Prime
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with RF Mount
What type of photography is the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens good for?
The choice of photography type for which you intend to use the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a crucial decision factor. Below, we have assessed its suitability for various photography scenarios:
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a member of Canon's RF STM Prime series of lenses. Below you can see the latest lenses in this series.
RF STM Prime Series Lenses in Canon RF Mount
Reasons to Buy the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
Here we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens in a list form to assist you in determining whether it offers the features you need.
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| Covers Full-Frame Sensor
| Extreme Wide-angle capability
| Minimum focus distance of 0.13m / 5.1 inch
| Light weight at only 165g / 5.8 oz
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| No Weather Sealing
| Hood is not supplied
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM 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 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
Canon R8 with the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
Canon R50 with the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
The size and weight are crucial factors to consider when searching for your next lens. Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM has a maximum diameter of 69mm and total length of 40mm. It weighs 165g / 5.8 oz.
Check the size of the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM when attached to RF Mount cameras:
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Size with RF Mount Cameras
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM has a filter thread of 43mm. Below are links to the filters that we recommend you to consider for your Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM:
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM has a fixed focal length of 16mm. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 25.6mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.26x and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m. For a non-macro lens, the 0.26x is considered a high magnification and will come handy for close-up shots.
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM has a max aperture of F2.8 and a minimum aperture of F22.
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM's optical formula consists of 9 elements in 7 groups . Following special elements are used in this design:
- 1 aspherical element
- Super Spectra Coating
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM doesn't come with a lens hood. You have to order the hood separately and the model number of the hood is EW-65C.
Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is available in color.
Popular Comparisons of Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM
Here are the eight most popular comparisons of the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM amongst Camera Decision readers.
Top Alternatives of Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens
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