Secrets behind Canon's ground-breaking RF 10-20mm lens revealed in new interview

Canon RF 10-20mm f4 L IS STM Lens
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In a recent interview with Japanese Digital Camera Magazine editorial department, Canon’s top engineers sat down and revealed some eye-opening insight that went on behind the scenes to create company’s record-breaking Canon RF10-20mm F4 L IS STM lens, which built on its predecessor in every conceivable way and raised the bar once again for full-frame mirrorless optics.

Launched back in October 11 2023, Canon’s RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM set the record as the world’s widest full-frame rectilinear lens with autofocus – and boasted new peripheral Image Stabilization tech, too. Lighter, smaller, sharper, more feature-dense and more affordable than its Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM predecessor, the RF 10-20mm became the gold standard for how to build upon a beloved DSLR lens.

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Dan Mold
Deputy Editor

Deputy Editor on PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, Dan also brings his technical wizardry and editing skills to Digital Camera World. He has been writing about all aspects of photography for over 10 years, having previously served as technical writer and technical editor for Practical Photography magazine, as well as Photoshop editor on Digital Photo

Dan is an Adobe-certified Photoshop guru, making him officially a beast at post-processing – so he’s the perfect person to share tips and tricks both in-camera and in post. Able to shoot all genres, Dan provides news, techniques and tutorials on everything from portraits and landscapes to macro and wildlife, helping photographers get the most out of their cameras, lenses, filters, lighting, tripods, and, of course, editing software.