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Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
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- High performance L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
- All-new optical design for significant improvements in outer and corner sharpness.
- Sub wave length Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) help to significantly reduce flare and ghosting.
- Highly resistant to dust and water intrusion, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions*.
- Circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.
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|Included Components||EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM,LENS CAP E-82II,LENS DUST CAP E,LENS CASE LP1222,LENS HOOD EW-88D,Instruction manual,Warranty card|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 3.5 x 5 inches|
|Item Weight||1.74 pounds|
|Lens Design||Fixed Zoom|
|Maximum Focal Length||35|
|Minimum Focal Length||16|
|Shipping Weight||2.65 pounds|
|Style Name||Canon Lens|
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|Compatible Camera Mount||—||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||manual_only||Stepper motor||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 5 x 3.5 in||2.72 x 1.54 x 2.72 in||3.27 x 4.45 x 3.27 in||3.7 x 3.43 x 3.7 in||3.5 x 4.41 x 3.5 in||3.31 x 4.06 x 3.31 in|
|Item Weight||1.74 lbs||5.61 ounces||1.36 lbs||1.43 lbs||1.4 lbs||1.32 lbs|
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|Maximum Focal Length||35||50 millimeters||35 millimeters||24 millimeters||35 millimeters||35 millimeters|
|Minimum Focal Length||16||50 millimeters||16 millimeters||24 millimeters||16 millimeters||16 millimeters|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||—||49 millimeters||77 millimeters||77 millimeters||82 millimeters||77 millimeters|
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle Canon L-series lens.
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EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is an indispensable ultra wide-angle zoom lens for professional and enthusiast photographers who demand superlative operation and performance, in virtually any condition. Its 16–35mm focal range provides superb control of perspective, helping you capture pictures and movies with amazing, dramatic compositions limited only by your imagination. Combining outstanding image quality, a fast, constant aperture and a rugged design, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM delivers eye-catching results whether capturing detailed, nuanced landscapes, dramatic interiors and much more. Both still and moving images can be captured with consistent edge-to-edge sharpness, improved peripheral illumination and reduced distortion at extreme wide angles â€“ especially important when using SLR cameras with full-frame sensors. Engineered with high-resolution photography and videography in mind, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM provides the optical performance necessary for critical applications, while delivering the renowned function and feel you’ve come to expect from Canon’s celebrated L-series lenses.
High-performance L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM has a bright constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, which provides superb control over depth of field and the ability to maintain the same aperture throughout the zoom range. This is particularly helpful when shooting outdoors at dusk or in inclement weather, or indoors in dimly lit rooms. At f/2.8, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM offers a bright view when composing images using the camera’s viewfinder.
All-new optical design for significant improvements in outer and corner sharpness.
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM features a new optical design engineered to deliver images of remarkable clarity and depth – a magnificent complement to the large, high-resolution sensors in the SLRs favored by today’s advanced photographers. It employs two large-diameter double-surface GMo lenses plus a ground aspherical lens to help decrease distortion, curvature of field and astigmatism. Two UD lenses help to reduce chromatic aberration, leading to precise color rendition, accurate edge-to-edge detail plus excellent contrast throughout the lens’s zoom range. This means sharp landscapes, reduced distortion in the edges of the frame and an overall improvement in image quality no matter the subject.
Subwavelength Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) help to significantly reduce flare and ghosting.
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM features both Subwavelength Coatings (SWC) and Air Sphere Coatings (ASC) on its lens elements to help combat reflections, flare and ghosting, and deliver clean images with reduced aberrations from reflected light. Subwavelength Coatings help prevent reflections by arranging an array of wedge-shaped nanostructures on the lens’s surface that are smaller than the wavelength of visible light and are able to help control reflection and flare. Air Sphere Coating technology puts an ultra-low refractive layer on the lens element designed to significantly reduce both flare and ghosting. These coatings, in concert with the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM’s overall optical formula, help to deliver a clean image to the camera’s sensor, which can decrease the need for post-production.
Highly resistant to dust and water intrusion, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions*.
Befitting an L-series lens, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is built to endure photography and moviemaking in even the harshest conditions*. It features a dust- and water-resistant construction on the switch panel, the zoom and focus rings, and on the lens mount, helping to prevent dust and moisture from interfering with operation. When outfitted with a Canon filter, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is supremely dust- and water-resistant.
* Full weather-resistance for front section of lens requires attaching optional Canon PROTECT filter.
Circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.
Thanks to its 9-blade, circular aperture, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is capable of gorgeous, evocative out-of-focus areas and soft backgrounds throughout its zoom range. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture enables shallow depth of field, which is often difficult to achieve with ultra wide-angle lenses and lenses with small maximum apertures. By delivering an incredible level of control over background blur, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM helps you define the mood of your image, creating impactful photos and videos.
Inner focusing, ring USM, high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing.
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is engineered to provide fast, accurate operation for efficient performance across the board. It features a high-performance control CPU that drives Canon’s quick inner focusing with ring USM for quick starts and stops. Plus, it’s programmed with optimized AF algorithms that help achieve fast, accurate focus and maintain it consistently.
Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.
The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM offers complete manual control, even when AF is engaged, with a simple twist of the lens’s focus ring. Additionally, full-time manual focus means it’s easy to achieve and maintain focus manually, which can be especially handy when shooting video or composing still images on an SLR’s screen.
Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces helps reduce smears and fingerprints.
To help maintain a clean lens, even after multiple lens changes in sub-optimal conditions, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM has a specially designed non-stick fluorine coating on its front and rear surfaces. This fluorine coating helps prevent dust, water, oil and other surface residue like fingerprints from sticking to the lens, resulting in quick and easy wiping, without the use of solvents.
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SUMMARY: Amazingly sharp lens but it may not be useful for really low light, night, or video work due to severe vignetting - over four stops of light lost at the corners! In low light or dark scenes such bad vignetting will become ugly noise when corrected, even on Canon's latest sensors and with the best denoise plugins. See the attached images (unedited RAW exported to JPEG) comparing it against a prime at 24mm in daylight and then against a prime and a competing zoom at ~16mm at night. The vignetting is obvious and awful. If you stop this lens down to 4 or 5.6, vignetting issue is mostly gone, but this defeats the purpose of an F2.8 lens that most of us buy to shoot wide open in low light. If you can get by with the F4 IS version of the 16-35mm, you save a stack of cash and gain image stabilization and a lighter lens that can take smaller filters and is very sharp as well.
ORIGINAL REVIEW: This is the sharpest F2.8 ultrawide zoom on the market. It also takes screw on filters. The advantage of the F2.8 aperture is mostly wasted on the severe vignetting. While incredibly sharp this lens will NOT be suitable for astrophotography or truly low light use at F2.8 despite the very low coma and aberrations. If you care about dark corners or noise and detail loss in the corners after software correction, this lens will not be for you - that is it's only real flaw unless you count lack of image stabilization against it, which we all wanted and maybe expected. If you shoot in bright daylight or even in moderate light and have plenty of signal in the corners and edges, software will remove vignetting and you will probably never care - JPEG shooters may not ever know about vignetting since the camera applies the correction before you ever see the image. If you take night or deep shadow photos though, prepare for noise in the corners due to the awful vignetting.
Some of the reviewers think this lens is the same as the previous version. I find this wildly not accurate. The performance differences are blatant.This lens is WAY sharper than the version 2 in the corners and throughout the frame, but vignettes harder than the version 2 by 1-1.5 stops. This lens is sharper than the legendary Nikon 14-24mm F2.8 and takes filters, but has double the vignetting of the Nikon. The few competing lenses that are this sharp are all F4, or have bulbous front elements that are expensive and difficult to add filters to. The engineering compromises make it almost impossible to make one F2.8 lens this sharp that can do everything.
So, this is a fine lens but has drawbacks for my shooting style. I am electing to return this lens and buy two lenses: a Tamron 15-30mm F2.8 and a Canon 16-35mm F4. This gives me TWO wide lenses covering 15-35mm, both with image stabilization, both nearly as sharp, and together cost the same as this lens. Both with their image stabilization can do slow handheld daytime stuff but the Tamron specifically excels at astrophotography as it has low vignetting and coma aberration. The Canon 16-35 F4 will do my daytime duty only for landscapes where I would never want the F2.8 anyway, plus its lighter and takes smaller filters, a plus for travel.
Someone wrote a review saying this Canon Mark iii lens flared and so far not one flare so I don't believe that and I've already shot about 500 shots on it. Love that the corners don't creep and the glass produces such sharp corner and beautiful picture. In a nutshell I LOVE my new lens after two weeks and I'm a pro who's shot 16 going on 17 years. Buy it for wide angle and landscaping shots plus indoor house photography. Heck, use it anyway you want and just buy insurance in case you drop it as it's a bit of a dime.
Yes it's expensive but I'm going to be using it for years to come , it comes with a sweet leather bag and a Canon lens hood. L series is finally catching up on Nikon with the L series and this bad boy proves it.
The one review on here stating it came with cracks, every lens will show similar lines. They are from where the mold seam was when they molded the outer barrel parts. They are a high durability plastic. They are not cracks. They are just indentations or raised lines from the mold. They do not mean there is a crack. Your lens is still sealed.
UPDATE: The front barrel on two of these lenses have had severe cracking noises. Doesnt seem very durable. And my current lens makes a loud poppinh noise when the manual focus ring is turned just as it leaves infinity. Not sure why.