Canon have simply unveiled two model new lenses for EOS R full-frame mirrorless cameras, an ultra-wide-angle prime and a super-telephoto zoom.
The RF 16mm f2.8 STM is an ultra-wide angle prime lens that’s the similar dimension because the RF 50mm f1.8, making it well-suited to vlogging and astrophotography.
Weighing simply 635g, the RF 100-400mm f5.6-8 IS USM is a light-weight, compact super-telephoto lens designed for budding sports activities and wildlife photographers.
The RF 16mm F1.8 STM is priced at £319.99 / €369.99 / $299.99 and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will price £699.99 / €799.99 / $649.99.
Canon UK Press Launch
Shoot additional and seize wider, with Canon’s new RF lenses
Launching alongside Canon’s new EOS R3, these versatile lenses can sort out every part from vlogging to astrophotography
London, United Kingdom 14th September 2021 – Canon Europe as we speak broadcasts the launch of two new RF lenses, designed to assist the following technology of lovers and content material creators curate a equipment bag with nice potential, at a low price. These two light-weight, compact lenses embody Canon’s first ultra-wide prime lens within the EOS R line-up, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM and the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM – a telephoto zoom lens that brings the photographer nearer to topic. The versatile RF 16mm F2.8 STM meets the rising demand for vlogging, whereas additionally providing a lens that’s excellent for panorama, architectural and astrophotography. Serving to photographers bridge the hole to distant topics, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is right for sports activities and wildlife images.
With the addition of those two new lenses, Canon’s EOS R System takes one other step ahead with its intention to offer imaging options to fulfill each want.
New focal lengths for aspiring photographers and content material creators
These new lenses profit from the EOS R System’s broad diameter mount and brief flange distance – creating top quality lenses with new focal lengths and a compact dimension. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM and RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM obtain spectacular optical efficiency at a worth that makes them accessible for all ranges of photographer. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a primary lens tailor-made to content material creators, giving them a full body ultra-wide-angle lens to take their content material to the following degree. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM offers beginner photographers the power to seize comparable photographs to professionals, because of the unimaginable zoom of 400mm. Each make use of Canon’s superior optical expertise, together with Tremendous Spectra Coating to cut back ghosting and flare that leads to crisp, detailed photos. These fashions additionally use a single aspherical lens to realize excessive picture high quality and cut back the presence of aberrations that may distort a picture, with out the necessity for a number of lens components that add bulk.
The RF 16mm F2.8 STM: See the broader image
Providing a large angle and aperture, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a flexible lens that’s effectively suited to vlogging in addition to a lot of genres of images, equivalent to group photographs, environmental portraits and structure. The primary ultra-wide angle prime lens within the EOS R System, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM affords a 16mm focal size which produces an extra-wide discipline of view and exaggerated sense of depth. With a large aperture of f/2.8 this lens is nice when capturing in low gentle equivalent to astrophotography and for top shutter velocity images. For vloggers, these options allow them to seize greater high quality footage in low gentle and create a shallow depth of discipline even at broad angles, in order that topics pop in opposition to a softened background. As a light-weight prime lens, it’s a incredible companion for vlogging on the go. When on the lookout for a narrower angle when capturing video, customers can pair the RF 16mm F2.8 STM with EOS R cameras to shoot in APS-C crop mode to successfully flip the lens right into a 25.6mm lens. Using Canon’s STM focusing motor, the RF 16mm F2.8 STM permits for easy, close to silent focusing throughout video recording. Providing a minimal focusing distance of 0.13m, photographers and content material creators alike can seize sharp photos even when capturing from shut vary
The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM: Get nearer to the motion
Designed for budding sports activities and wildlife photographers, this telephoto zoom affords a versatile focal vary of 100 – 400mm, nice for capturing distant topics. When stood on the side-lines of a soccer recreation, for instance, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM offers photographers the identical unimaginable attain as skilled telephoto lenses in order that they will seize the motion and emotion of gamers all through. Alongside the telephoto efficiency, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM has a minimal focusing distance of 0.88m and most magnification of 0.41x , in order that photographers can seize all the main points of a topic at nearer vary. The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM achieves 5.5 stops of in-lens optical picture stabilisation, which will increase to six stops when coordinated management is used with cameras that includes In-Physique Picture Stabilisation (IBIS). Designed for velocity and precision, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is supplied with a Nano USM focus motor for easy, quick focus and with the lens management ring, offers customers enhanced management over AV, Television, publicity and ISO settings. The brilliant viewfinder and prolonged ISO capabilities of EOS R digital camera our bodies mixed with Twin Pixel CMOS AF permits photographers to utilise a lens that breaks conventional conventions of dimension, weight, and focal vary to seize photos with comfort.
Create a compact, but versatile equipment bag
With each these new lenses, images and video lovers can construct a light-weight equipment bag that unlocks a lot of prospects. The brand new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM and RF 16mm F2.8 STM, supply versatile focal lengths, suited to a variety of genres. The RF 16mm F2.8 STM is a featherweight lens at solely 165g – nice for vloggers desirous to shoot footage on the go or panorama photographers wanting a transportable, but highly effective wide-angle lens. Weighing simply 635g, the RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is a lens which achieves an distinctive telephoto focal size with out added bulk. A useful device for any nature fanatic, it’s moveable sufficient to hold round on lengthy walks on the lookout for wildlife to seize.
The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will retail at: £699.99 / €799.99 incl. VAT
The RF 16mm F1.8 STM will retail at: £319.99 / €369.99 incl. VAT
Key options: RF 16mm F2.8 STM
• Extremely wide-angle prime lens with 16mm focal size
• Extensive, vibrant F2.8 aperture
• Clean quiet STM focusing motor
• Weighs solely 165g
• 0.13m minimal focusing distance 0.13m
• Most magnification of 0.26x
Key options: RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
• Versatile 100-400mm focal vary
• Weighing solely 635g, its lighter than lenses with comparable specs
• 0.88m minimal focusing distance at 200mm
• Nano USM focus motor for easy, quick focus
• 5.5 stops Optical Picture Stabilizer/ suitable with In Physique Picture Stabilizer (IBIS)
Canon USA Press Launch
Canon Completes One other Chapter within the RF Lens Story – Introduces Two New Finances-Pleasant Lenses for EOS R Full-Body Mirrorless Customers
MELVILLE, NY, September 14, 2021 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a pacesetter in digital imaging options, as we speak introduced the RF16mm F2.8 STM and RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM lenses. Each lenses invite present EOS R collection customers and those that are contemplating a transfer to Canon’s distinguished mirrorless system, such because the EOS R or EOS RP, to increase their content material creation talents with the visible drama of an ultra-wide-angle lens and true telephoto-only zoom lens. Because the “lens first” EOS R collection continues to increase, these newest lenses open the door to a wide-range of imaging creators, encouraging them to check the powers and prospects of their artwork.
Whether or not you’re excited to start out exploring the inventive world of extremely wide-angle images or somebody who’s trying so as to add one other lens to increase your imaging choices, the Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM is compact, light-weight and reasonably priced. Lengthy gone are the times of optical corrections or sharpness challenges – the brand new ultra-wide, 16mm RF lens, for full-frame cameras, comes with a quick and vibrant f/2.8 most lens aperture, in addition to easy and brisk AF (autofocus). This lens is a robust addition to the panorama, structure or journey photographer — however it additionally offers the vlogging creator and the EOS Webcam Utility software program consumer the ability to combine environments into their imagery, with its super-wide protection.
Further options of Canon’s new extremely wide-angle prime lens with 16mm focal size F2.8 embody:
- STM Motor for easy focusing when recording video
- Compact dimension and lightweight weight — much like RF50mm F1.8 STM
- Minimal focus distance of 5.11”
- Most magnification of 0.26x
- 43mm filter thread
The Canon RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM offers customers with a flexible and widespread zoom vary that brings topics nearer with ease. It’s an reasonably priced and simply hand-holdable entry into the world of super-telephoto, full-frame images and video. Providing excellent efficiency and sharpness, the 100–400mm focal size offers a flexible vary for all sorts of telephoto alternatives — be it portraits and documenting occasions, to sports activities, birding and wildlife. And, for the primary time in a non-L-series lens, the RF100–400mm will settle for non-obligatory Canon RF 1.4x and 2x tele extenders, providing much more telephoto potential in a light-weight package deal. Sure, the Canon RF100–400mm is a wonderful gateway into the world of wildlife, nature, and sports activities images. Nevertheless, this lens and its super-telephoto talents will also be leveraged for the video content material creator or vlogger when compiling b-roll kind footage or for topics who’re at a distance.
Further options of the Canon RF100-400mm embody:
- Excessive picture high quality — much like the well-regarded EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM
- 100-400mm telephoto zoom vary
- Accepts non-obligatory Canon RF 1.4x and 2x extenders
- F5.6 – F8 variable most aperture
- Simple hand-held operation — lighter than EF70-300 IS II lens
- As much as 5.5-Stops i optical IS and 6-stops ii correction with coordinated IS
- Nano USM for high-speed and easy AF
- Clean and almost silent AF throughout video recording
- Excellent close-focusing — at 400mm, wonderful 0.41x magnification
- 9-blade aperture, for easy backgrounds/foregrounds
- 67mm filter thread
Pricing and Availability
The Canon RF16mm F2.8 STM and RF100–400mm F5.6–8 IS USM are scheduled to be obtainable in October 2021 for an estimated retail worth of $299.99 and $649.99, respectively*.
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