Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Ultra-wide Lens

CanonSKU: 4549292186772

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Canon Lens Reward Promotion & Student Cashback

Buy any of the eligible Canon EOS R System cameras to qualify for cashback on a huge selection of Canon RF Lenses. Please visit for more information on this promotion. Offer valid from the 1st September 2023 until the 31st August 2024. Students can also claim cashback on selected Canon cameras, lenses and printers with our Student Cashback offer. This offer is valid from the 1st September 2023 until the 31st May 2024.

Product Description

Introducing the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM Ultra-wide Lens

Unlock boundless creativity with the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens, your gateway to expansive vistas and captivating storytelling. Engineered for the modern content creator, this affordable gem is tailored for EOS R-series cameras, redefining the possibilities of vlogging and beyond. From sweeping landscapes to architectural marvels and even mesmerizing astrophotography, this lightweight and compact prime lens promises to elevate your imagery to new heights.

Key Features:

  1. Ultra-wide View for Unparalleled Detail: With its 16mm full-frame focal length, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens captures the essence of wide-angle brilliance, empowering content creators to delve into vast vistas and intricate interiors with unmatched clarity and detail.

  2. Smooth and Silent STM Motor: Experience seamless focusing transitions and whisper-quiet operation, courtesy of the STM lens motor. Whether you're shooting photos or cinematic videos, enjoy precise and fluid autofocus performance that enhances your storytelling.

  3. Fast f/2.8 Circular Aperture: The fast f/2.8 aperture of the RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens delivers mesmerizing bokeh and radiant highlights, perfect for accentuating foreground details in landscapes and achieving exquisite depth-of-field control during vlogging sessions.

  4. Portability Redefined: Weighing a mere 165g and measuring a compact 40.1mm in length, this lens epitomizes portability. Leave it mounted on your camera for spontaneous shooting or tuck it into your kitbag for on-the-go creativity whenever inspiration strikes.

  5. Superb Image Quality: Crafted with nine precision-engineered lens elements, including a single PMo aspheric lens, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM ensures exceptional colour rendition and contrast, ideal for architectural photography, travel adventures, and beyond.

  6. High-Quality Filmmaking in Crop Mode: Switch seamlessly to crop mode and transform the RF 16mm F2.8 STM into a versatile 25.6mm wide-angle lens, expanding your creative repertoire and offering new perspectives for compelling storytelling.

Dimensions (Retracted State):

  • Ultra-wide 16mm focal length
  • Fast f/2.8 aperture for low-light versatility
  • Compact and lightweight design (165g, 40.1mm)
  • Smooth, quiet, and fast STM motor for effortless focusing
  • Aspherical lens for outstanding image quality

Embrace your Creativity

Elevate your visual storytelling with the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM lens. Explore limitless creative possibilities and capture every moment in stunning detail. For full specifications and to unlock your creative potential, click here.

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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