Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Lens Announced, Priced $299, Available for Pre-Order

Canon has just officially announced the new Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens. It is a compact and lightweight ultra-wide lens for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless system, featuring nine elements,  as well as Canon’s Super Spectra Coating to reduce ghosting and flare. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 13cm (5.1″) and a maximum magnification of 0.26x. Its control ring can be used for manual focus or another function that users can assign.

This new lens costs $299, first available for pre-order at Amazon/ B&H/ Adorama.


Below are the detailed specifications of Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 16 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Canon RF
Maximum aperture F2.8
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 7
Elements 9
Groups 7
Special elements / coatings 1 aspherical element, Super Spectra Coating
Minimum focus 0.13 m (5.12)
Maximum magnification 0.26×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual No
Focus method Internal
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Weight 165 g (0.36 lb)
Diameter 40 mm (1.57)
Length 69 mm (2.72)
Sealing No
Colour Black
Filter thread 43 mm
Hood supplied No
Hood product code EW-65C

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