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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM
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365 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 365 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. Many are negative about the value for money.

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

 

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM covers an impressive wide-angle field of view at an f/2.8 aperture, a feat for a prime lens, and delivers the added convenience of a 2x zoom design.

Ultra-wide field of view. Fixed f/2.8 aperture. Sharp throughout the zoom range

Some distortion. Soft edges at f/2.8. Limited zoom range

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM ($1,699 direct) is a 2.2x zoom lens, compatible with both Canon APS-C and full-frame cameras. Even though its zoom range is limited, the change of field of view from 16mm to 35mm is a drastic one. The lens is sharp...

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Canon EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II (data only)

 

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens

 

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is what I consider one of the most important lenses in Canon's lineup.Taking over the ultra-wide angle position of the available professional grade f/2.8 zoom lenses from the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens,...

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens

 

Until it was replaced by the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens was my first choice for a full-frame, wide field of view, low light lens

with a 24-XXmm and/or 70-XXXmm or similar focal length range lens(es)

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II Lens Review

 

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II is a professional grade ultra wide angle lens that produces perfectly sharp and color saturated images. This lens is the second revision of 16-35mm wide angle lenses Canon has

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Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM AF

 

Replacing Canon's original 16-35mm f/2.8L of 2001, this full-frame ultrawide for pros ($1,450, street) has two UD glass elements to suppress chromatic aberrations, and three aspheric elements to minimize linear distortion. A 26-56mm equivalent on APS-C...

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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM EF Review Round-Up

 

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L was able to produce a very good performance in most aspects. The center resolution of the lens is exceptionally high regardless of the zoom and aperture settings. The border performance is lower specifically towards the...

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Canon 35mm f/1.4 USM L EF Review Round-Up

 

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 USM L is highly regarded in the Canon community and it also shows in the lab. The resolution figures are exceptional and among the best tested so far. Typical for ultra-large aperture lenses vignetting is a little on the high...

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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM AF

 

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Reviews

 

I'm very pleased with the image quality I'm getting from this lens. Wide open results are very sharp in the center and improve only slightly stopped down. Wide angle full frame corners, though not perfect, are very good for a lens this wide – the best...

What can’t be shown by MTF graphs and pictures of lens test charts is the amazing quality of the images from this lens. They have that certain something you can’t quite put your finger on. A beautiful rich colour and contrast coupled with a sharpness...

Product Specifications

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers. It features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo for even better image quality than the original EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Monitor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing.

Dimensions & Weight

Diameter:3.3in/3.5in
Length:4in
Weight:1.4lbs/21.2oz

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Localization:English
Manufacturer:Canon
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon/Canon EF

Lens System

Focus Adjustment:Automatic / Manual
Intended For:35mm SLR / Digital SLR
Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Max Focal Length:35mm
Max View Angle:108.2degrees
Min Focal Length:16mm
Min Focus Range:11in
Optical Zoom:2.2
Special Functions:Wide angle / Zoom
System Type:Lens
Type:Wide-angle zoom lens

Lens System Mounting

Mounting Type:Canon EF

Optical System

Magnification:0.22

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty
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