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One of my favourite lens reviewers Christopher Frost has completed his review of the brand new Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM.
The review showcases all of the strengths and weaknesses of Canon’s new $300 prime lens for the RF mount. Keep realistic expectations for this little lens, it is $300 after all.
Interestingly, you cannot turn off distortion correction in your EOS R body with this lens. Canon has decided to use the camera body to make up for optical weaknesses, which is probably just fine for most applications.
Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM Key Features
- First ultra-wide-angle, fixed focal length RF lens
- High image quality and bright, fixed f/2.8 maximum aperture
- A stepping motor (gear-type STM) that provides smooth & quiet continuous AF during video recording
- Supremely lightweight and compact, for an ultra-wide lens for full-frame cameras
- Minimum focusing distance of 5.11 inches and a maximum magnification of 0.26x
- Control/Focusing Ring can directly adjust numerous settings
- Fixed Focal Length: Focal Length: 16mm
- Lens Type: Wide Angle Lens