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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L ll USM Zoom Lens for Canon EF Cameras
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- 16-35mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with f/2.8 maximum aperture
- 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements produce superior image quality, Closest focusing distance: 0.92 feet
- Circular aperture produces natural background blur at wider apertures, Ring-type USM for fast and quiet autofocusing; internal focusing
- Measures 3.5 inches in diameter and 4.4 inches long; 1-year warranty
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|Aperture Control Design||Aperture controlled by camera|
|Compatible Lens Hood Part Number||EW-88|
|Compatible Mountings||Canon EF|
|Focus Type||Ring-type ultrasonic|
|Included Components||82mm Lens Cap - Rear Lens Cap E - Lens Hood EW88|
|Item Dimensions||3.5 x 3.5 x 4.41 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.1 pounds|
|Item Weight||1.4 pounds|
|Lens Type||Zoom lens|
|Macro Focus Range||0.28 m|
|Manufacturer Warranty Description|
|Material Type||Metal barrel, Metal mount|
|Maximum Aperture Range||F2.8|
|Maximum Focal Length||35 mm|
|Maximum Format Size||35mm full frame|
|Minimum Focal Length||16 mm|
|Number of Diaphragm Blades||7|
|Number of Elements||16|
|Number of Groups||12|
|Photo Filter Thread Size||82 mm|
|Shipping Weight||2.2 pounds|
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Inner focusing system with USM Closest Focusing Distance 0.28m / 0.9 ft. Zoom System Rotating type Filter Size 82mm Max. Diameter x Length, Weight 3.3" x 4.1", 1.3 lb. / 83.5 x 103mm, 600g
From the Manufacturer
Broaden your perspective with the Canon EF 16-35mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that meets the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers alike, the lens lets you bring more area into focus while providing greater depth of field. The lens features three high-precision aspherical lens elements--ground, replica, and GMo--that produce even better image quality than the original Canon EF 16-35mm USM lens. The circular aperture, meanwhile, produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other details include internal focusing, a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing. The lens carries a one-year warranty.
- Focal length: 16-35mm
- Maximum aperture: f/2.8
- Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
- Diagonal angle of view: 108 degrees (at 10 feet) to 63 degrees
- Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual
- Closest focusing distance: 0.92 feet
- Filter size: 82mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter
- Dimensions: 3.5 inches in diameter, 4.4 inches long
- Weight: 1.41 pounds
What’s in the box: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens, 82mm Lens Cap, Lens Dust Cap E (Rear), EW-88 Lens Hood for 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, Lens Case LP1319 and 1-Year Warranty.
Top Customer Reviews
The focal length is almost 100% identical to the 10-22mm (focal length measurements adjusted for crop body, 10-22 = 16-35 on a full frame sensor), so if you've ever used that lens you know what to expect focal-range-wise. Unlike the 10-22mm which does not fit a full frame body, you *can* use this lens on any body, whether cropped or full-frame, but it is *definitely* not worth the price if you are just going to be using it on a cropped sensor camera (60D, 70D, T4i, T5i, etc), because you lose the extreme wide end which is what is so awesome about the lens.
I've used the lens quite a bit for real estate photography for great wide shots of rooms that can get *all four walls* in the frame at its widest. Really any architecture or landscape shot will look incredibly awesome at 16mm due to the very interesting perspective achieved at ultra-wide. You'll want to dial back the aperture though since at 2.8 you won't get tack sharp focus at very much of the image. But if you have a particular subject you want to focus on rather than the entire scene, 2.8 is great as it allows for better shots in low light or better bokeh, depending on what you're going for (the 10-22mm's max aperture on the other hand is only 3.5-4.5).
If you look at 100% crops near the corners of shots taken at either focal extreme, it's not perfect, but it can get pretty close to perfect when you get the lighting and depth of field just right. I am honestly very happy with the copy I got as far as overall sharpness goes. The majority of its use is in video, paired with my Glidecam, and those two pieces of equipment make an epic pair. In 1080p video the entire shot looks nearly perfect with minimal work, so the fact that 22 megapixel photos don't look perfect in every spot in every situation doesn't matter too much for me as I purchased it with a much higher priority on video quality. And videos with this lens are amazing.
The included lens hood and pouch are just icing on the cake. The Canon-branded hood I bought for my 10-22mm was the most expensive hood I ever purchased, so I appreciate that the L-series lenses come with them bundled in.
Autofocus is very quick and 100% accurate on my copy, another noticeable improvement from my old 10-22mm. There is no IS but at 16mm you would rarely need IS, so I am okay with that omission, especially considering how much extra weight and cost IS would add to the lens.
The date code on mine showed it was manufactured in 2013 (purchased in Feb 2014), which is good because I always worry about dropping a ton of cash and somehow ending up with a really old copy. Mine is flawless and I am enthusiastically looking forward to many years of use on this lens.
At the low end and a slight increase in overall clarity. I think the word 'sharp' is vastly overused these days in reviews. So to are static 'lab' tests. If you are doing real work, the 16-35mm L will definitely be your capstone to overall quality of results. Until you can get, you can do quite well with the 17-40. But great will be waiting in the wings. There is a world out there and that is the reason for this and many other fine lenses. I will make an update further down the road, but the clarity increase grow this lens was there right out of the box. I took a photo of my grandson as he stood right up close that meant a lot to his mom who was on travel far away. So read all of the other reviews. If you're thinking about this lens, you already know why you need it. I wasn,'t disappointed!
This upgraded version is better in following ways:
1) SHARPER - Not just in center but all around. I am noticing crisp details in my pictures that I didn't notice before. I have been chasing sharpness all my life and this lens has gotten me closest to my goal.
2) REDUCED SOFT CORNERS - From what I understand the main reason Canon upgraded this lens was to get rid of soft corners and they have succeeded considerably in reducing the problem if not completely eliminating it. If you can avoid made wide-angle of 16mm, you barely notice anything ever.
3) BETTER AT HANDLING POINTED LIGHT SOURCE - My version one, everytime I pointed at light source it would fill up the whole picture with all kind of octagons. This lens doesn't eliminate them completely, but reduces them significantly and whatever is left actually serves the purpose of making it artsy.
4) WORK-HORSE - For outdoors it meets most needs (can't shoot wildlife with it for obvious reasons). Fast and silent focus! Did I mention SHARP pictures.
Definitely worth the price and most certainly justifies upgrading from version-1.
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