Versatile lenses introduced at the same time as the new camera Canon EOS R3, suitable for a variety of genres: from vlogging to astrophotography.
15 September Company Canon Europe announces the release of two RF lenses, which will provide a new generation of amateur photographers and content creators with an affordable and practical set of equipment for a variety of tasks. These are two light and compact models: RF 16mm F2.8 STM - Canon's first ultra-wide-angle prime lens in the EOS R line, and a telephoto zoom lens RF 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM.
The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a versatile lens designed for the increasingly popular vlogging, but also great for landscapes, architecture or starry sky. And the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens, which allows you to zoom in on distant subjects, is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.
With the advent of these two lenses, the system Canon EOS R takes another step forward for photographers and videographers with a variety of needs and shooting styles.
New focal lengths for passionate photographers and content creators
System specific EOS R mount large diameter and reduced working distance made it possible to design high-quality lenses in an extended range of focal lengths, making them quite compact.
Both new models have excellent optical performance, and the price is quite affordable even for novice photographers.
RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens: A Wide View of the World
RF 16mm F2.8 STM is an ultra-wide-angle prime lens for full-frame cameras that will help content creators take their work to the next level.
The versatile wide-angle RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens is great for vlogging and photography in a wide range of genres, from group shots to landscapes and architecture.
This is the EOS R System's first ultra-wide "fix" - a 16mm focal length provides a very wide angle of view and creates a sense of depth. With its f/2.8 aperture, this lens is excellent for shooting at fast shutter speeds or in low light, such as astrophotography. For vloggers, this means the ability to create high-quality video in low light and reduce the depth of field even in wide-angle shots, so that a person or object stands out beautifully against a blurry background. The light weight of the lens makes it a great companion for traveling vloggers.
In addition, when using EOS R-series cameras in APS-C crop mode, the focal length of the RF 16mm F2.8 STM increases to 25,6mm, which is convenient when you want to narrow the field of view for shooting video. Another important benefit for videographers is the stepping motor (STM), which ensures smooth and near-silent focusing when recording. A minimum focusing distance of 13 cm will allow you to get clear shots even at close range.
The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens: in the thick of things
New telephoto zoom For beginner sports and wildlife photographers, it offers a flexible 100-400mm focal length range and is great for shooting distant subjects. So, being at the edge of the football field, RF 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM owner will be able to capture all the actions and emotions of the players, as if working with a professional telephoto lens.
Other highlights include a minimum focusing distance of 88cm and a magnification of 0,41x. Such parameters allow you to capture all the details of the object at close range. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens has built-in image stabilization with 5,5 stops of compensation (6 stops when using a camera with built-in image stabilization).
In addition, this model, designed for precise high-speed shooting, is equipped with a Nano USM motor for smooth and fast focusing, as well as a control ring on the lens for easy adjustment of shutter speed, aperture, exposure and ISO. The combination of the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM lens and the EOS R system camera provides the photographer with a unique working kit: with a bright viewfinder, advanced ISO settings, Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology and a versatile focal length range - all in a small size and weight.
Both new models use Canon's advanced optical technologies, including Super Spectra coating to eliminate ghosting and glare to deliver sharp, detailed images. In addition, each of them is equipped with a single aspherical element, which eliminates aberrations and improves image quality without increasing the weight and size of the body, unlike multi-element aspherical systems.
Compact and practical kit for passionate creators
Together, the two new lenses make up a lightweight and versatile optics package for advanced video and photography enthusiasts. The combined focal lengths of the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2.8 STM give you the flexibility you need to work in a variety of genres. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM, weighing just 165g, will appeal to vloggers who often shoot on the go and landscape photographers who want a portable yet powerful wide-angle lens. And RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM with a rather modest weight of 635 g will provide comfortable operation in an outstanding TV range. It is an indispensable tool for any naturalist: thanks to its compact size, the lens can be taken with you on long walks in the fields.