Product Code: 3015436

Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens

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Canon’s RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens is a welcome addition to the esteemed RF lens lineup. This impressively compact and lightweight lens offers an ultra-wide-angle field of view and has been optimised for both photo and video applications. The lens is equipped with an advanced optical structure combined with a max. f2.8 aperture and quiet STM motor that results in a highly versatile, professional lens.

Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens Key Features:

  • An ultra-wide field of view that’s able to capture huge scenes
  • A versatile lens that is suitable for both photography and videography
  • Can be used for all manner of applications from landscapes to vlogging
  • Super-smooth & quiet AF performance from high-quality STM motor
  • An advanced optical structure constructed from 9 elements in 7 groups
  • 1 aspheric lens provides outstanding images with accurate colour rendition
  • Delivers smooth, soft bokeh & highlights from its fast max. f2.8 aperture
  • A close minimum focusing distance of 0.13cm offers creative options
  • Super-compact and lightweight at just 165g and measuring 4cm
  • Shoot in crop mode where the 16mm becomes a 25.6mm wide-angle

Expanded Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens Key Features:

Optical Structure

The Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens is equipped with an intricate optical makeup that results in stunning imagery. The pathway is made up of 9 premium glass elements, including 1 aspheric lens and that are arranged into 7 distinct groups. Together with its maximum f2.8 aperture, you’re able to experiment with depth of field as well as capture stunning images, rich with detail and accurate colour rendition. Furthermore, the ultra-wide-angle 16 field of view can be transformed into essentially a second 25.6mm wide-angle lens when shooting in code mode.

AF Performance

Canon has incorporated a powerful STM motor to drive the autofocusing mechanism in this lens. This motor enables super-smooth, quiet and fast autofocusing that is ideal for those shooting conditions where discretion is key to a perfect shot. Equally, while this autofocusing performance is ideal for photography, it also offers exceptional, cinematic results for video work, too. Where this accurate AF performance excels is for vlogging purposes where, when combined with the expressive aperture control, you can create wholly professional and engaging content for your audience.

What’s in the box?

  • 1 x Canon RF 16mm f2.8 STM Lens
  • 1 x Canon E-43 43mm Lens Cap
  • 1 x Canon Lens Dust Cap RF


What sorts of things can I use this lens for?

This lens offers an ultra-wide-angle field of view that is perfect for landscapes to architecture. As well as this, thanks to the wide maximum f2.8 aperture, this lens excels with astrophotography, too. It doesn’t stop there, though. The lens is perfect for video shooting and vlogging, and when shooting in crop mode the lens becomes a 25.6mm wide-angle.

Can I use this on an EF body?

This lens is specifically designed for Canon’s RF camera bodies such as the Canon R5 and R6.

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Product Specification

Aperture Blades 7
Autofocus Motor STM
Filter Thread [mm] 43
Focal Length ~ Tele [mm] 16.0
Focal Length ~ Wide [mm] 16.0
Hood Model EW-65C
Lens Elements 9
Lens Groups 7
Lens Mount Canon RF
Lens Type Wide angle prime
Max Aperture ~ Tele 2.8
Max Aperture ~ Wide 2.8
Minimum Aperture 22
Minimum Focus Distance [m] 0.13
Sensor Format Full frame
Size 69.2mm (D) x 40.1 (L)
Weight [g] 165.00
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Product Code: 3015436-wex Manufacturers Part Number: 5051C005AA