In addition to the new flagship mirrorless EOS R3 camera, Canon has also introduced two exciting new entry-level RF full-frame lenses: The compact RF 16mm F2.8 STM wide-angle ( MSRP) and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM telephoto zoom ( MSRP).
Canon states the application areas for the RF 16mm F2.8 STM as vlogging, landscape, architecture and astrophotography. We would also add gimbal shots here. Provided the camera in question also supports S35 (APS-C) sensor readouts, it can then also be used as a 25.6mm lens.
With dimensions of 69x40mm and a weight of only 165g, the Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM is one of the particularly lightweight ultra-wide-angle lenses. Thanks to the stepping motor, it is supposed to offer almost noiseless and, above all, smooth focusing in video mode.
The closest focusing distance is only 13cm, which already puts it in the macro range. The aperture consists of 7 blades and the filter diameter is 43mm.
The application range of the Canon telephoto zoom RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is obviously in the opposite application spectrum and is characterized by Canon mainly with sports and wildlife photography.
Canon specifies the stabilization performance of the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM at 5.5 exposure stops, which can be increased to 6 if the camera has internal sensor stabilization.
The Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM also weighs a comparatively slim 635g with dimensions of 165x80mm. Canon specifies the closest focusing distance as 0.88m at 200mm and 1.2m at 400mm for scale 1:2.4. The filter size is 67mm.
Both lenses are expected to be available in October