The Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 lens is the second cheapest in Canon's full-frame lineup, coming in at $299. Does this lens give you value for money or should you invest in something more expensive?
When I made the switch from Canon DSLRs over to the Canon EOS R5, one of my biggest considerations revolved around my considerable lens collection that I'd accumulated over many years. Despite being made for DSLR mounts, many were still high quality and I did not want to spend extra money on rebuilding my lens collection if I didn't have to. Thankfully, the Canon Mount Adapter works perfectly for using my EF mount lenses on the mirrorless RF body, and I saved myself the expense of having to start from scratch with an RF mount lens collection. That said, I have picked up a few cheaper RF mount lenses along the way, including the Canon RF 16mm f/2.8 lens.
And that brings us to this great video by Dustin Abbott, in which he thoroughly reviews the lens in a short, sharp, and punchy three minutes. He examines the strengths and the possible pain points of the lens and gives you an honest verdict on whether he thinks the lens is genuine value for money or not. Some issues I've found with the lens relate to vignetting and barrel distortion, so I was very happy to see him address these topics and offer his views. For me, the lens is a go-to now for most of my landscape photography, because I've found that most of the issues can be corrected very quickly and easily in post-production. What are your thoughts on this lens?