Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

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Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Overview

The Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens opens up new creative opportunities with its ultra wide-angle zoom range. This lightweight, compact lens is designed specifically for Canon’s full-frame mirrorless EOS R series cameras. Weighing just 390g, it’s easy to carry everywhere to capture stunning landscapes, sweeping cityscapes, majestic architecture, and vivid interior shots.

The versatile 15-30mm focal length range lets you fit more of the scene into every shot. At the 15mm wide end, you get an incredible perspective that makes everything look epic and cinematic. Zoom out to 30mm for standard wide-angle coverage that is great for environmental portraits, real estate photography, and vlogging. The fast, smooth, and quiet STM autofocus motor also makes this an excellent lens for video.

Image stabilisation is built into the lens with up to 5.5 stops of correction to allow handheld shooting in low-light situations. Combined with in-body stabilisation found in EOS R cameras, the total correction is boosted to 7 stops for incredibly steady photos and videos even when recording handheld. Close focus distance starts from 28cm at the 15mm end for unique close-up wide-angle perspectives.

Constructed with 10 elements in 9 groups, the optical design incorporates an aspherical lens and UD elements to reduce aberrations and distortions drastically. This results in superb corner-to-corner sharpness, brilliant image quality, and excellent colour rendition. For the price, the Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens packs incredible value by delivering stellar wide-angle performance in a compact form factor.

Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Key Features:

  • Lightweight 390g design
  • Versatile 15-30mm ultra-wide-angle zoom
  • 5.5-stop optical image stabilisation
  • STM focusing motor for smooth, quiet AF
  • Close 0.28m minimum focus distance
  • 7-blade circular aperture design
  • Compatible with RF mount cameras
  • Affordable wide-angle zoom pricing

Canon RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens User Benefits:

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Features In Detail

Ultra-Wide 15-30mm Zoom Range

With a versatile 15-30mm zoom range, this lens offers incredible wide-angle perspectives for dramatic landscape shots, awe-inspiring architecture photos and sweeping interior views. At 15mm, you get an ultra-wide field of view that can transform mundane scenes into epic, cinematic masterpieces. Zoom out to 30mm for standard wide-angle coverage that is great for vlogging, travel diaries and environmental portraits.

Powerful 5.5-Stop Image Stabilisation

Built-in optical image stabilisation provides up to 5.5 stops of camera shake correction for sharp handheld shots in low-light situations. When paired with a compatible EOS R series camera body featuring Body Image Stabilisation (IBIS), the dual stabilisation effect is boosted to an impressive 7 stops. This allows you to capture incredibly steady and blur-free photos and videos even when shooting handheld.

Close Focusing Down to 0.28 Metres

Get as close as 0.28 metres to your subject at the 15mm end for unique wide-perspective close-ups. Fill the entire frame with details to capture one-of-a-kind near macro style shots. At this close focus distance, background elements are exaggerated with an intensely stretched perspective too.

Fast and Quiet STM Focus Motor

The stepping motor (STM) focus mechanism delivers fast, smooth and near-silent autofocus performance. This makes the lens exceptionally good for video recording as you won’t pick up any focusing motor noise. For stills, you get reliable focus for moving subjects.

Customisable Focus/Control Ring

The dedicated lens control ring can be customised to adjust different settings like aperture, ISO or exposure compensation without taking your eye off the viewfinder or needing to fiddle with camera buttons. This provides an efficient hands-on shooting experience. The ring can also be set to manual focus for making fine focus adjustments.

Compact and Lightweight Design

Even with a versatile zoom range and built-in image stabilisation, this lens still weighs just 390g. Along with its retractable barrel design, it takes up minimal space in your gear bag. You’ll barely feel the weight when shooting handheld either. This compact form makes the lens a joy to carry everywhere.

Superb Optical Performance

Constructed using 10 elements in 9 groups, the optical arrangement incorporates special aspherical and UD elements to maximise image quality. From brilliant centre sharpness at all apertures to good edge-to-edge sharpness when stopped down, this lens delivers excellent resolution. Vivid colours, high contrast, minimal distortion and beautiful bokeh add to its stellar imaging performance too.

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Compatibility

The Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens is compatible with the following Canon EOS R series mirrorless cameras:

Photography Styles For The Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens

  • Landscape Photography – Ultra wide-angle 15mm coverage lets you capture epic scenic vistas and sweeping panoramas. The lightweight design makes it easy to carry on long hikes to stunning vantage points.
  • Architecture Photography – The 15-30mm range is ideal for shooting tall buildings, encompassing structures in tight spaces and emphasising soaring perspectives. Effective image stabilisation delivers sharp handheld shots.
  • Interior Photography – Exaggerate cramped room dimensions with the extremely wide 15mm view and maintain sharpness through image stabilisation, without needing a tripod.
  • Real Estate Photography – Emphasise spaciousness of property interiors with 15mm wide coverage and achieve sharp handheld shots thanks to 5.5 stop stabilisation.
  • Vlogging – Compact size and weight are great for filming video blogs whilst walking. Quiet STM AF keeps focus changes discreet and optical stabilisation keeps footage smooth.
  • Night Photography – Low light shooting enhanced through built-in stabilisation allowing longer handheld shutter speeds to maintain sharpness and detail.
  • Beginner Photography – Easy to handle for those starting whilst still delivering professional quality ultra wide-angle imagery and effective stabilisation.

Offering a versatile wide-angle 15-30mm zoom range in a compact form with effective stabilisation, the RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 lens allows enthusiasts and pros to easily capture stunning landscape vistas, architecture perspectives and interior photography.

What We Think Of The Canon RF 24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Review

At first glance, the Canon RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens looks like another run-of-the-mill, affordable ultra-wide-angle zoom. However, when you delve deeper into its features and capabilities, it becomes evident this punchy performer packs tremendous value.

For starters, the versatile 15-30mm range lets you capture breathtaking wide perspectives most zooms simply cannot achieve. Couple this with effective built-in image stabilisation and you get tack-sharp handheld shots even in low light. The STM focusing motor then keeps autofocus whisper quiet while tracking fast action smoothly.

Canon’s optics and coatings work together to maintain excellent corner clarity too. So images exhibit brilliant sharpness from edge to edge when stopped down. The compact, lightweight body is also a joy to carry everywhere without fatigue.

By squeezing professional-grade ultra-wide-angle performance into a portable package at this price point, we reckon the RF 15-30mm f/4.5-6.3 IS STM lens is a no-brainer for Canon RF mount camera owners. It makes capturing epic landscapes, awe-inspiring architecture and sweeping interiors incredibly accessible. Both enthusiasts and pros will love what this little lens can achieve.

What’s in the box?

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Sample Images

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens Specifications

Specifications
Focal Length15-30mm
Maximum Aperturef/4.5-6.3
Minimum Aperturef/22-32
Lens Construction10 elements in 9 groups
Special Elements1 aspherical lens, 2 UD lenses
No. of Aperture Blades7
Focus MotorSTM
Image StabilizationYes, 5.5 stops (CIPA)
Minimum Focusing Distance0.28m (0.92 ft)
Maximum Magnification0.09x (at 15mm)
Filter Size67mm
DimensionsApprox 76.6 x 88.4mm
WeightApprox 390g (0.86 lb)
CompatibilityCanon RF-mount cameras

Canon RF 15-30mm f4.5-6.3 IS STM Lens FAQ

Does the lens have image stabilisation?

Yes, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens has built-in optical image stabilisation that provides up to 5.5 stops of correction to help deliver sharp images when shooting handheld in low light conditions.

What’s the minimum focus distance of this lens?

The minimum focus distance is 0.28m at the 15mm end of the zoom range. This allows for unique wide perspective close-up shots.

Is the lens weather-sealed?

No, the RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM lens does not have weather sealing so it is not dust and moisture-resistant. Care should be taken to prevent water or debris from entering the lens.

Does it have a silent autofocus motor?

Yes, this lens uses a stepping motor (STM) autofocus system which allows for fast, smooth and quiet autofocus that is ideal for both stills and video recording.

Is the lens barrel extendable?

Yes, the RF 15-30mm uses an extending barrel design which lengthens up to 44mm as you zoom from 15mm out to 30mm focal length. The compact lens still measures 88.4mm in length at 15mm for portability.

What cameras are compatible with this lens?

It fits all Canon EOS R series full-frame mirrorless cameras with the RF lens mount including the EOS R3, R5, R6, R7 etc.

About Canon
As one of the leading Canon retailers in the UK, Campkins Cameras is proud to offer an extensive range of Canon products to photography enthusiasts and professionals alike. Based in Cambridge, we have been serving the photographic community for over 50 years, providing expert advice, top-notch customer service, and an unrivalled selection of Canon cameras, lenses, and accessories. At Campkins Cameras, we understand the importance of having access to the latest and greatest in photographic technology. That's why we stock the full range of Canon mirrorless cameras, including the cutting-edge EOS R series. From the flagship R1 to the versatile EOS R, R3R5 and R6II, and the budget-friendly RPR8R7R100R10 and R50, we have the perfect Canon mirrorless camera to suit your needs and skill level. Of course, a camera is only as good as the lens you pair it with, which is why we also carry a comprehensive selection of Canon's RF-mount lenses and RF-S lenses. Whether you're a landscape photographer in need of a wide-angle zoom, a wildlife enthusiast seeking a powerful telephoto, or a portrait artist looking for the perfect prime, our knowledgeable staff can help you find the right RF lens to take your photography to the next level. As a brick-and-mortar shop in the heart of Cambridge, we offer a unique hands-on experience that online retailers simply can't match. Our customers can come in, speak with our friendly experts, and get a feel for the cameras and lenses they're interested in before making a purchase. We also offer a range of Canon-related services, including sensor cleaningcamera maintenance, and personalised tutoring to help you get the most out of your Canon gear. But don't worry if you're not local to Cambridge – we also have a strong online presence and ship throughout the UK. Our website is regularly updated with the latest Canon products and special offers, and our online support team is always ready to answer your questions and help you make informed decisions about your photographic purchases. So whether you're a professional or an amateur, a Cambridge local or a photographer from further afield, Campkins Cameras is your go-to destination for all things Canon. Trust us to provide you with the best products, the most knowledgeable advice, and the highest level of service as you explore the exciting world of Canon photography. Immerse yourself in the world of photography with Canon, a global leader in imaging technology and innovation. With a rich history spanning over 80 years, Canon has been at the forefront of the camera industry, consistently delivering high-quality, cutting-edge products that empower photographers and filmmakers to bring their creative visions to life. From the best cameras for beginners to the best mirrorless cameras for professionals, Canon offers a comprehensive range of cameras and lenses to suit every skill level and shooting style.
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Overview

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 88.4 × 76.6 mm
Aperture Aperture, measured in f-stops, controls light entering a camera lens and affects image depth. Lower f-stops allow more light and blur backgrounds, while higher f-stops are better for well-lit, sharp landscapes. It\'s a key factor in choosing between prime and zoom lenses for desired photographic effects.

F/4.5-6.3

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