Today, alongside the big EOS R3 announcement , Canon announced two new lenses for their RF mirrorless mount: the 16mm f/2. 8 as well as a 100-400mm f/5. 6-8. Each aim to be lightweight plus portable (at least for type of lens) and pretty inexpensive at $300 and $650 apiece. They ship in October.
Canon RF 16mm f/2. 8 STM
The first of the two lenses announced today is an ultra-wide, full-frame 16mm f/2. 8 that Canon states is aimed at everything from new interiors to usage as a webcam. But the biggest market is certain to be landscape picture taking, particularly among photographers who desire a less expensive, lighter weight lens than Canon’s 15-35 f/2. 8.
16mm is not the most common focal length to get a full-frame prime lens, yet it’s an exciting one. Broad enough to encapsulate greater than a more typical 24mm best, but not so wide that will it’s highly specialized, 16mm is an excellent focal length intended for landscape photography. The f/2. 8 maximum aperture means that it’s also a good zoom lens for Milky Way picture taking where every photon is precious.
Listed below are the lens’s full specifications:
- Mount Kind: Canon RF Mount
- Key Length: 16mm
- Angle of View: 107°
- Maximum Aperture: f/2. 8
- Minimum Aperture: f/22
- Aperture Blades: 7, rounded
- Filter Size: 43mm
- Lens Elements: 9
- Lens Groups: 7
- Special Elements: One aspherical
- Coatings: Super Spectra coating
- Electronic Diaphragm: Yes
- Image Stabilization: No
- Internal Focusing: Indeed
- Focus Motor: Stepping engine
- Minimum Focus Distance: 0. 13 meters (0. 43 feet)
- Maximum Magnification: 0. 26× (1: 3. 8)
- Mount Material: Metal
- Weather/Dust Sealing: Yes
- Dimensions (Length × Diameter): 40 × 69 mm / 1 . 6 × 2 . seven inches
- Weight: 165 gary the gadget guy / 0. 36 pounds
- MSRP: $300 ( pre-order here )
What stands out the most in my experience is the extremely light weight. This particular lens is almost as small and light as a pancake zoom lens, easily making it one of the most lightweight ultrawides on the market today. Travel photographers, hikers, and simply people who carry their camera around all day long will find this to be extremely welcome.
These is an official sample picture from this lens, showing the perhaps unorthodox use of it, but emphasizing that it has surprisingly solid close-up abilities for a 16mm lens:
Canon RF 100-400mm f/5. 6-8 IS USM
On the some other end of the focal length range is the Canon RF 100-400mm f/5. 6-8, a supertelephoto zoom aimed at offering a lightweight option at an inexpensive $650 price. While there’s a lot to like about this lens’s specifications (especially the particular 635 gary the gadget guy / 1 . 4 pounds weight), there’s no question that f/8 is slow for any maximum aperture. You’ll have a difficult time focusing and holding ISO values low if you’re using this lens at 400mm in low light. Listed here are the lens’s full specs:
- Mount Type: Canon RF Install
- Focal Length: 100-400mm
- Position of View: 24. 4° to 6. 2°
- Optimum Aperture: f/5. 6 in 100mm; f/8 at 400mm
- Minimum Aperture: f/32 on 100mm; f/45 at 400mm
- Aperture Blades: 9, curved
- Filter Size: 67mm
- Lens Elements: 12
- Lens Groupings: 9
- Special Elements: A single UD glass, one aspherical
- Coatings: Super Spectra covering
- Electronic Diaphragm: Yes
- Image Stabilization: Yes
- Internal Focusing: Yes
- Focus Electric motor: Stepping motor
- Minimum Concentrate Distance: 0. 88 metres (2. 9 feet)
- Optimum Magnification: 0. 41× (1: 2 . 4)
- Mount Materials: Metal
- Weather/Dust Sealing: Indeed
- Dimensions (Length × Diameter): 165 × 80 millimeter / 6. 5 × 3. 1 inches
- Weight: 635 g / 1 . 4 lbs
- MSRP: $650 ( pre-order here )
Even though 100-400mm lenses are typically the domain of budget wildlife photography, the particular f/8 maximum aperture on 400mm actually strikes me as ideal for landscapes instead. If you’re shooting nonmoving and slow-moving subjects from a tripod, there’s not nearly as much downside to a lens along with slow maximum apertures. Given, 400mm is longer compared to many landscape photographers need, but I’ve seen plenty of outstanding landscape photos from such focal lengths once the photographer chooses their subject matter carefully.
The particular 100-400mm f/5. 6-8 lens also could be appealing with regard to macro photographers given the wonderful maximum magnification of 0. 41×. If you’re trying to picture distant, skittish subjects like lizards or butterflies, this particular lens checks a lot of the containers. Granted, you need to have enough light on your subject – possibly via a flash or natural light – to counteract the particular narrow maximum aperture. In case you manage that, you could do a lot worse compared to this lens for close-up photography.
Regardless of the subject you focus on, the one thing you’ll appreciate the most in regards to the 100-400mm f/5. 6-8 during a call is how light it is. A weight of 635 grams is kit zoom lens territory – quite actually. (The RF 24-105mm f/4 weighs 700 grams. ) Canon is making it easy to put together an inexpensive kit through ultra-wide to super-telephoto, with minimal weights at every step along the way. Pair this 100-400mm lens with the 16mm f/2. 8 and the 24-105mm f/4-7. 1, and you’ll crack neither your back nor your own wallet. Although you may need to increase your ISO.
Here’s an official sample image from the Canon RF 100-400mm f/5. 6-8:
Pre-Order Links and Press Release
Just like most popular products these days, there may be a shortage for the first couple months upon discharge of the Canon RF 16mm f/2. 8 and 100-400mm f/5. 6-8. The good news is that will both lenses start delivery in October, but you may choose to put your name for the pre-order list to be sure that you receive yours as soon as possible. Here are our pre-order links to B& H:
Here is Canon’s full press release for these two lenses:
Canon Wraps up Another Chapter in the RF Lens Story – Introduces Two New Budget-Friendly Lenses for EOS R Full-Frame Mirrorless Users
MELVILLE, NY, September 14, 2021 –
Canon Circumstance. S. A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced the RF16mm F2. 8 STM and RF100–400mm F5. 6–8 IS CERTAINLY USM lenses. Both lens invite current EOS Ur series users and those that are considering a move to Canon’s prominent mirrorless system, such as the EOS R or EOS RP, to expand their own content creation abilities with the visual drama of an ultra-wide-angle lens and true telephoto-only contact lens. As the “lens first” EOS R series continues to broaden, these latest lenses open the door to a wide-range of imaging creators, encouraging these to test the powers and possibilities of their art.
Whether you are excited to start exploring the creative planet of ultra wide-angle photography or someone who is looking to add another lens in order to expand your imaging solutions, the Canon RF16mm F2. 8 STM is compact, lightweight and affordable. Long gone are the days of optical modifications or sharpness challenges – the new ultra-wide, 16mm RF lens, for full-frame digital cameras, comes with a fast and bright f/2. 8 maximum zoom lens aperture, as well as smooth plus brisk AF (autofocus). This particular lens is a strong conjunction with the landscape, architecture or travel photographer — it also provides the vlogging creator and the EOS Webcam Utility software user the power to integrate environments into their imagery, with its super-wide protection.
Additional features of Canon’s new ultra wide-angle prime lens with 16mm focal length F2. almost 8 include:
- STM Engine for smooth focusing whenever recording video
- Compact size and light weight — just like RF50mm F1. 8 STM
- Minimum focus distance associated with 5. 11”
- Maximum zoom of 0. 26x
- 43mm filter thread
Really Telephoto Possibilities
The Cannon RF100–400mm F5. 6–8 IS DEFINITELY USM provides users using a versatile and popular zoom capability range that brings subject matter closer with ease. It’s a reasonable and easily hand-holdable access into the world of super-telephoto, full-frame photography and video clip. Offering superb performance and sharpness, the 100–400mm central length provides a versatile range for all types of telephoto possibilities — be it portraits and documenting events, to sports activities, birding and wildlife. Plus, for the first time in a non-L-series lens, the RF100–400mm will accept optional Canon RF 1 . 4x and 2x tele extenders, offering even more telephoto potential in a lightweight package. Yes, the Canon RF100–400mm is a wonderful gateway into the world of wildlife, nature, and sports photography. However , this zoom lens and its super-telephoto abilities can also be leveraged for the video content material creator or vlogger whenever compiling b-roll type photos or for subjects that are at a distance.
Additional features of the Canon RF100-400mm consist of:
- High image quality — similar to the well-regarded EF 70-300mm f/4-5. 6 IS USUALLY II USM
- 100-400mm telephoto zoom range
- Accepts optional Canon RF 1 . 4x and 2x extenders
- F5. 6 – F8 adjustable maximum aperture
- Easy hand held operation — lighter compared to EF70-300 IS II zoom lens
- Up to 5. 5-Stops i optical IS and 6-stops ii correction with coordinated IS
- Nano USM for high speed and smooth AF
- Even and nearly silent AF during video recording
- Outstanding close-focusing — at 400mm, excellent 0. 41x magnification
- 9-blade aperture, for even backgrounds/foregrounds
- 67mm filter carefully thread
Pricing and Accessibility
The Canon RF16mm F2. 8 STM plus RF100–400mm F5. 6–8 WILL BE USM are scheduled to become available in October 2021 to have an estimated retail price of $299. 99 and $649. 99, respectively*.
For more information, please visit usa. canon. apresentando .
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*Specifications, availability and costs are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may even vary.
i Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Items Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 400mm using EOS R
ii Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Associations) standards. Testing performed at focal length of 400mm making use of EOS R5