Ultra-Wide Lens

Canon RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

Inject some drama into your photography and filmmaking – simply superb for landscapes, architecture and interiors.

Broaden your creative horizons

Rethink what you know about ultrawide angle lenses. The RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM is the widest-angle AF zoom in the world,1 offering class-leading image quality and portability. Yet another example of how the Canon EOS R system is changing the game for professional photographers and filmmakers.

How you could use yours

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    Landscape

    Include more foreground detail for powerful compositions.

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    Architecture

    Show buildings in context by putting more into the frame.

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    Sports

    Take an unusual view and stand out from the crowd.

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    Astrophotography

    Shoot even more expansive views of the night sky.

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    Interiors

    Put more in the frame, especially in tight spaces.

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    Photojournalism

    Get close and shoot wide for powerful, immersive images.

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    Filmmaking

    Go even wider with establishing shots and point-of-view footage.

  • See the world at 10mm

    The RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM is the widest AF zoom ever made for a full-frame camera1, with a huge angle of view of up to 130˚, letting you put 16% more in the frame than a 12mm lens. Shoot immersive perspectives at close quarters and make foreground objects work harder in your landscape work.

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM
    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

    10mm

    12mm

    CREATIVE TECHNIQUE

    Exaggerated perspective

    Wide-angle focal lengths exaggerate the distance between objects, giving photos and video a sense of depth. The RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM takes this to the next level – get in close and shoot ultrawide for a dramatically different view of the world.

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    RF-10-20mm

    DESIGN BRIEFING

    Ultrawide, ultra-portable

    The advanced nature of the RF lens mount allowed us to design the most portable AF ultrawide ever, without compromising on quality or performance. At just 570g, it weighs 610g less than our EF 11-24mm f4L USM lens, despite offering a wider angle of view and an optical Image Stabilizer.

    Steady and stable

    Ultrawide lenses have many benefits, but a common problem is that image stabilisation in the far corners of the frame is hard to achieve without distortion. As a result, the corners of the frame can appear to be wobbly in video and blurred in still images. Peripheral Coordinated Control IS is designed to reduce distortion by using a new algorithm detects shake and maximises the lens’ optical IS to compensate for distortion.2

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM – WITH DIGITAL MOVIE IS

    RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM – WITH NORMAL IS

    CANON QUALITY

    Every detail, perfectly reproduced

    Expect incredible clarity and low distortion, with straight lines remaining straight even at the edges of the frame. Superb sharpness comes from an advanced optical formula that uses glass moulded aspherical elements, UD and Super UD glass, and state-of-the-art optical coatings.

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    RF-10-20mm

    AUTOFOCUS

    Smooth and quiet focusing

    Optimised STM autofocus delivers a professional performance – focusing quickly and accurately in virtual silence. Filmmakers will love its smooth video focusing.

    L-SERIES QUALITY

    Built for the pros

    Even in the most challenging conditions, the RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM shines. Its weather resistant L series construction satisfies the demands of professionals and ensures this lens will last for years.

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    See the possibilities

    Get to know the RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM and see what this remarkable lens can do for your creativity.

    Specifications

    • Constant f/4 max aperture

      For consistent exposures throughout the zoom range, for photo and video.

    • Weighs just 570g

      So you can take it with you more often.

    • STM autofocus

      Optimised, smooth, near-silent focusing for stills and video.

    • Peripheral Coordinated Control IS

      Stabilises photos and video – right to the corners of the frame.

    • Glass moulded aspherical elements

      Plus three UD elements and a Super UD element for superb quality.

    • Rear Filter holder

      Use ND filters for video work and long exposures.

    • Lens Function button

      Ergonomic, for instinctive shooting.

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM Compared

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

    EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

    EF 11-24mm f/4L USM

    Angle of view (diag)

    130˚ at 10mm, 94˚ at 20mm
    126˚05’ at 11mm, 84˚ at 24mm

    Lens construction

    16 elements in 12 groups
    16 elements in 11 groups

    Special optics

    3x GMo aspherical elements
    3x UD elements
    1x Super UD element
    1x ground aspherical
    3x GMo aspherical elements
    3x UD elements
    1x Super UD element

    Number of diaphragm blades

    Nine
    Nine

    Aperture range

    f/4 to f/22
    f/4 to f/22

    Closest focus distance

    0.25mm
    0.28mm

    Maximum magnification

    0.12x
    0.16x

    Control ring

    Yes, customisable
    No

    Lens Function button

    Yes, customisable
    No

    Image Stabilizer

    Yes, 5 stops (6 stops with IBIS)
    No

    Autofocus

    Yes, STM
    Yes, USM

    Coatings

    ASC, Super Spectra, SWC
    ASC, Super Spectra, SWC

    Dust and moisture resistance

    Yes, L-series construction
    Yes, L-series construction

    Filter mount

    Rear-mounted gelatine
    35x20mm
    Rear-mounted gelatine

    Diameter x length

    83.7 x 112mm
    108mm x 132mm

    Weight

    570g
    1180g

    RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

    What’s in the box?

    • RF 10-20mm F4L IS STM

    • LENS DUST CAP RF

    • LENS CAP 10-20

    • LENS CASE LP1219

    • User Manual (EUR)

    • Box (W/W)

    RELATED ACCESSORIES

  • Accessories

    Lens Pouch LP1219

    Protective soft case for selected RF lenses.
  • RF 15-30MM F4.5-6.3 IS STM

    Accessories

    Lens Dust Cap RF

    Protects your Canon lens when it's not being used.
  • RF 10-20

    Accessories

    Lens Cap 10-20

  • RELATED PRODUCTS

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    RF 15-35mm F2.8L IS USM

    Ultra-wide and super sharp thanks to L-series optical quality and 5-stop image stabilisation for dynamic angles even in tight spaces.
  • Ultra-Wide-Angle Zoom Lens

    RF 15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM

    A compact and lightweight RF 15-30mm zoom, perfect for travel including cityscapes, landscapes, architecture and vlogging on the move.
  • Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens

    RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM

    Canon’s ultra-wide RF lens packs in detail with L-series precision, from 14-35mm, while handholding is easy with 5.5-stop image stabilisation.
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