New RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 and 16mm F2.8 Lenses Announced + Pre-orders

Just ordered that RF16mm. Can’t wait!
Along with the Canon EOS R3, Canon have also announced new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 and 16mm F2.8 lenses.

RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is similar to the RF 600mm F11 and RF 800mm F11 in that it's very affordable and quite portable given its focal length range, with a slow maximum aperture being the main tradeoff. The 100-400 measures just 165 x 80mm (6.5 x 3.1 in.) in size and weighs 630 g (22.4 oz.).

The lens' built-in optical stabilization can reduce shake by up to 5.5 stops (per CIPA standard) and this increases by another half-stop when mounted on an R-series body with IBIS. Optically, it's made up of 12 elements, including UD (ultra-low dispersion) and aspherical glass, and features Super Spectra Coating to reduce flare and ghosting. The focus group is driven by a linear-type Nano USM motor for swift and silent autofocus.

The minimum focus distance is 88cm (35") and the maximum magnification is 0.41x. If 100-400mm isn't enough for you, this lens is compatible with Canon's 1.4x and 2x teleconverters, with a commensurate further decrease in maximum aperture that may affect the camera's ability to autofocus.

The RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM will be available this month for $649.

Pre-orders have already started (affiliate links):


Canon RF 16mm F2.8 STM
The second new lens is the RF 16mm F2.8 STM, which becomes Canon's most affordable ultra-wide lens at $299. It's also extremely compact at just 40 x 69mm (1.6 x 2.7 in.) in size and 165g (5.8oz) in weight.

It has 9 elements, one of which is aspherical, along with a Super Spectra Coating to combat flare and ghosting. A stepping motor drives the focus group. The 16mm F2.8 can focus as close as 13cm (5.1") and has a maximum magnification of 0.26x.

The lens is priced at $299 and will also be available later this month.

Pre-orders have already started (affiliate links):


Press Release
I’m looking forward to the 16mm Lens 👍

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