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The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens delivers high image optical performance, resolution, and contrast quality. An ultra-wide-angle lens, it has an optical design that has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality, resulting in minimal distortions and aberrations. This Canon L-series lens also features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, and improved AF algorithms. More
- If I was in a different field of photography, my kit bag probably wouldn’t include any zooms, only prime lenses. But as in life, in photography we sometimes have to compromise. So if you’re going to use a zoom, it had better be good. Let’s find out if the snappily-titled Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is any good.
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L (Luxury) Series Quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Constant f/2.8 Aperture
A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture stays constant over the full focal-length range, meaning no variation in shutter speed will occur when zooming.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Smooth Background Blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
UD and Aspherical Elements
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM incorporates three aspherical elements to ensure corner-to-corner sharpness and clarity throughout the focal range. Two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations.
Super Spectra Coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II Flash Metering
Ensures optimal flash metering by passing distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system.
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens comes supplied with a lens hood and soft case.
(based on 38 reviews)
of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Reviewed by 38 customers
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By Phil from Preston
About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Comments about Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L MKII USM Lens:
I already own the 17-40 f4 L, and decided to go for this as I would like to do some night photography so figured the f2.8 aperture would make a difference. I have yet to use it to it's full potential but having done some quick night shots the results are impressive.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Paul Moss
from Macclesfield Cheshire
About Me Semi-Professional
I decided to go for the 24 month finance option, which I must say was very easy indeed, and the people who helped me on the other end of the phone gave excellent customer service. The lens is lovely and sharp and well built, and a very fast focus indeed. Picture quality is excellent. and I also find it not too heavy. If your into landscapes, or night photography, then this lens is a must
Canon 16-35mm F2.8
Great lens for Landscape and street photography. Image quality is superb and depth of field impressive.
You won't regret buying it.
By RAF Shuggie
Great for taking pictures indoors. As a fan of architectural history the lens is ideal for taking distortion free interior shots.
from North West
Pin sharp throughout the range. Use it as my kit lens, excellent value for money.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Very useful wide angle lens
About Me Professional
More of a specialised use than the 24-70 or 70-200 but an essential tool when pushed for space. Capable of very sharp imaging but, like all wide angles, needs care if the desired effect is to be achieved (horizontals and verticals especially).
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Very crisp detail in low light
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Another typical landscape useage
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L MK11 USM Lens
By Blue streak
Great Lens for Landscape Photography, Expensive even with the discount but the results show why.
from North Yorkshire
A significant improvement on my old 17-35
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Excellent lens and good value
Lovely clear shots with this lens, which is great for landscapes. I used it taking some shots of Salford Quays one evening. Very accurate colours and sharp images.
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Bridge at Salford Quays
(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
Just the job
The lens I've waited for, to complement my Canon 5d Mk111. Mostly for landscape, some architecture and using HDR at times, the results are most pleasing.
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National Trust property in Warwickshire
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