Canon has announced the budget RF 16mm F2.8 STM, price tag £319.99 / €369.99 / $299.99, a new wide-angle prime lens with a fast aperture.
Aimed at content creators, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM is the first ultra-wide-angle lens in the EOS R system. It’s designed for shooting in low light and for framing subjects against a softened background for emphasis.
When looking for a narrower angle when shooting video, users can pair the RF 16mm F2.8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS-C crop mode to effectively turn the lens into a 25.6mm lens.
The RF 16mm F2.8 STM offers a minimum focusing distance of 0.13m and a maximum magnification ratio of 0.26x. Other features include a 43mm filter thread and weighs just 165g.
The Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is available to pre-order from Adorama in the US.