Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

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Discover the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

Overview

The Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens offers photographers and vloggers the flexibility of a range of popular focal lengths, making it an ideal choice for capturing travel adventures, expansive landscapes, or engaging vlogs. With its ultra-wide-angle design, this lens allows you to include more of the scene in each shot, capturing the full context and scale of subjects such as architectural marvels and breathtaking natural vistas.

Equipped with a remarkable 15-30mm focal range, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM ensures that you can easily adapt to various shooting scenarios, from sweeping panoramas to intimate close-ups. Whether you're exploring new destinations or documenting your everyday experiences, this lens empowers you to unleash your creativity and tell compelling visual stories.

Advanced Optical Performance

The RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM features a 5.5-stop Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS), allowing you to capture sharp, blur-free images and smooth video footage even in challenging lighting conditions or when shooting handheld. This advanced stabilization system extends the range of usable shutter speeds, ensuring that you can achieve stunning results without the need for a tripod.

When paired with an EOS R System camera body featuring In-Body Image Stabilization (IBIS), the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM delivers an impressive 7 stops of stabilization, enabling you to capture steady, shake-free shots in any situation. Whether you're shooting stills or recording video, this combination of lens and camera stabilization technology ensures that your imagery remains crisp and clear, even in dynamic shooting environments.

Compact and Lightweight Design

Designed for portability and convenience, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is remarkably compact and lightweight, weighing just 390g. Its streamlined form factor makes it the perfect companion for on-the-go shooting adventures, allowing you to pack light without sacrificing performance.

Constructed with a durable and robust build quality, this lens is built to withstand the rigors of travel and everyday use, ensuring reliable performance wherever your photographic journey takes you. Whether you're exploring bustling city streets or rugged wilderness trails, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM is ready to accompany you on your creative pursuits.

Smooth and Quiet Focusing

Featuring a leadscrew-type STM (Stepping Motor) focusing motor, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM delivers fast and accurate autofocus performance, allowing you to quickly and precisely lock onto your subject. The exceptionally quiet operation of the STM motor makes it ideal for video recording, ensuring that autofocus operation remains virtually silent and unobtrusive.

Whether you're capturing still images or shooting video content, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM provides you with the versatility and reliability you need to achieve professional-quality results. With its combination of advanced features, compact design, and smooth operation, this lens empowers you to unleash your creativity and take your photography and videography to new heights.

Explore the Full Specifications

For detailed specifications and technical information about the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens, please visit our website.

Optical Features / Specifications
Image Size Full Frame
Angle of View (Horzntl, Vertl, Diagnl) 100° 25' - 61°55'
77° 20' - 43° 35'
110° 30'- 71° 35'
Lens Construction (Elements/Groups) 13/11
Special Optics 1 x PMo Aspherical, 2 x UD
Special Features -
Number of Diaphragm Blades 7
Minimum Aperture 22-32
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.28 (at 15mm) (Manual Focus: 0.128)
0.28 (at 20mm) (Manual Focus: 0.28)
0.28 (at 30mm) (Manual Focus: 0.28)
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.09 (at 15mm) (Manual Focus: 0.52)
0.11 (at 20mm) (Manual Focus: 0.11)
0.16 (at 30mm) (Manual Focus: 0.16)
Control Ring via Focus ring
Image Stabilizer OIS 5.5
Image Stabilizer IBIS x OIS 7
AF Actuator STM
Coatings Super Spectra
Fluorine No
Accessories
Lens Cap E-67 II (included)
Lens Hood EW-73E (sold separately)
Lens Case/Pouch LP1116 (sold separately)
Rear End Cap Lens Dust Cap RF (included)
Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II Not Compatible
Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II Not Compatible
Extender Compatibility Not Compatible
Extension Tubes Not Compatible
Other Accessories Canon Gelatin Filter Holder IV (67mm)
Canon 67mm Protect Lens Filter
Canon PL-C B 67mm Circular Polarising Filter
Physical Specifications
Dust/Moisture Resistance No
Exterior Coating -
Filter Diameter (mm) 67
Max. Diameter x Length (mm) 76.6 x 88.4
Weight (g) 390

 

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Understanding: Aperture

Aperture is the opening in a camera lens that controls how much light enters the camera. It's measured in f-stops like f/2.8 or f/8. Lower f-stop numbers mean wider openings, letting in more light and creating a shallow depth of field (blurry background). Higher f-stop numbers mean smaller openings, letting in less light and creating a larger depth of field (more of the scene in focus). Aperture also affects the quality of out-of-focus areas in the image (bokeh).

Understanding: Lens Types

Different lenses have different purposes to achieve different styles of images, some popular ones include:
Prime Lens: Fixed focal length, sharp images, great for portraits and dark settings.
Zoom Lens: Variable focal length, versatile for different shots and everyday use..
Wide-Angle Lens: Captures wide scenes like landscapes.
Telephoto Lens: Magnifies distant subjects, ideal for sports & wildlife.
Macro Lens: Perfect for close-up photography of small subjects.
Fisheye Lens: Ultra-wide perspective, creates unique images.

Understanding: Lens Mounts

Different camera brands use different lens mounts, which are like connectors that attach lenses to camera bodies. Each mount is specific to a particular brand and camera series. For example, Canon uses the EF and RF mounts, Nikon uses the F mount, Sony uses the E mount for its mirrorless cameras. These mounts dictate which lenses are compatible with which cameras. Some brands offer adapters to use lenses from other systems, but it's essential to ensure compatibility for proper functionality and autofocus performance.

Understanding: Manual and Autofocus

Manual focus and autofocus are two ways to adjust the sharpness of a camera lens. With manual focus, you turn a ring on the lens to bring the subject into focus yourself, giving you full control over what appears sharp in the image. Autofocus, on the other hand, relies on the camera's built-in technology to automatically adjust the focus for you, usually by detecting contrast or phase differences in the scene. Autofocus can be convenient, especially for fast-moving subjects or when you need to capture a quick shot, whereas manual focus allows for precise adjustments and creative control over the final image.

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