Canon releases $299 ultra-wide prime lens for the EOS R camera line

Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM
(Image credit: James Artaius)

Canon has announced its first ultra-wide prime lens in the EOS R line-up, the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM – a super-small, super-fast, super-light and super-affordable lens for its full-frame mirrorless cameras.

Announced alongside the Canon EOS R3 and Canon's new budget telephoto zoom Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM, the versatile Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 STM aims to meet the growing demand for vlogging, as well as being a perfect lightweight lens ideal for landscape, architectural and astrophotography.

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Peter Travers

The editor of PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Peter 14 years of experience as both a journalist and professional photographer. He is a hands-on photographer with a passion and expertise for sharing his practical shooting skills. Equally adept at turning his hand to portraits, landscape, sports and wildlife, he has a fantastic knowledge of camera technique and principles. As you'd expect of the editor of a Canon publication, Peter is a devout Canon user and can often be found reeling off shots with his EOS 5D Mark IV DSLR.