A Canon Rumors reader has let me know that Amazon jumped the gun on posting the soon-to-be-announced Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Specifications

  • 9 elements in 7 grounds (1 aspherical element)
  • 13cm/5.1″ minimum focusing distance
  • Maximum magnification of 0.26x
  • A filter size of 43mm
  • Lens length of 40.1mm/15.7″

Canon “RF 16mm F2.8 STM” has a lens configuration of 9 elements in 7 groups (1 aspherical lens), a minimum shooting distance of 13 cm, a maximum shooting magnification of 0.26 times, and a filter diameter of 43 mm. It seems that the length will be 40.1 mm.

Update: Here are the first images of the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM.


It also looks like a Canon Rumors reader was able to preorder one. The lens looks to be scheduled to ship on October 14, 2021.

The pricing for the lens is said to be $299, which sounds quite realistic for what the lens is going to be.

Some people have asked me about the 16mm focal length for a prime lens, as it's quite unusual. All I can think of off the top of my head is that it would be useful for both full-frame and APS-C image sensors.

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