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

B&H # CA163528LEF2 Mfr # 1910B002
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Product Highlights
  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8-22
  • UD and Three Aspherical Lens Elements
  • Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor
  • Manual Focus Override
  • Water and Dust Resistant
  • Minimum Focus Distance: 0.9'
  • Truly Circular Diaphragm
  • 82mm Filter Thread Diameter
  • Lens Hood Included

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens from Canon is a high performance, water-resistant, ultra wide-angle L-series zoom lens. An f/2.8 maximum aperture is effective in low light situations and offers shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.

All of the "L" lenses deliver optical performance equal to similar fixed focal lengths lenses and provide tight seal structures for dust and water resistance. Distortions and aberrations are remarkably small for a lens of such amazing capabilities. An included petal-style lens hood keeps unwanted light from entering the lens and causing flare and it offers a degree of protection against impact and the elements.

Ultra-low dispersion glass and three high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo minimize aberrations and improve overall image quality.
A ring-type Ultrasonic motor (USM) provides quiet, fast, precision auto focusing and predictive tracking.
Full-time manual focus override (even in AF mode) is supported.
Circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics.
A petal-type lens hood is included.
Performance
Focal Length 16 - 35mm
Comparable APS-C 1.6x Focal Length: 25.6 - 56 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Canon EF
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Canon (APS-C)
Angle of View 108° 10' - 63°
Tilt/Shift None
Minimum Focus Distance 11.2" (28 cm)
Magnification 0.22x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:5
Elements/Groups 16/12
Diaphragm Blades 7
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread Front:82 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 4.39" (88.5 x 111.6 mm)
Weight 1.4 lb (635 g)
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
  • E-82U Front Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • EW-88 Lens Hood for 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
  • Lens Case LP1319
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    CanonEF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens
     
    4.8

    (based on 1029 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (889)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (120)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fast / accurate auto-focus (911)
    • Strong construction (689)
    • Durable (640)
    • Consistent output (619)
    • Easily interchangeable (472)

    Cons

    • Heavy (138)
    • Pricey / poor value (18)
    • Blurry focus (11)
    • 82mm filter size (9)
    • Price (9)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (696)
    • Low light (486)
    • Night photography (396)
    • Weddings (373)
    • Video (192)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (271), Photo enthusiast (246), Pro photographer (216), Enthusiast (66), Semi-professional (59)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (667), Yes (22)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic Wide Angle Lens

    Fantastic wide angle lens that really shines on a full frame body such as the Canon 5D Mark II.I originally had the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM which produced good images with high...Read complete review

    Fantastic wide angle lens that really shines on a full frame body such as the Canon 5D Mark II.I originally had the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM which produced good images with high contrast and good colour reproduction, but sharpness was poor. In comparison, the 16-35mm II is ultra-sharp in the middle and more than acceptable in the corners (even when pixel peeping), with fantastic contrast and colours. The AF is fast and the build is solid.Some sample photos on different bodies:5D II: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6157757391/in/photostream5D II: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6157760781/in/photostream5D II: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6157758417/in/photostream7D: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6157759497/in/photostream7D: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6158293534/in/photostream20D: http://www.flickr.com/photos/filipmakowski/6157752733/in/photostream

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not Sharp

    I've had my copy over a year. In my experience, it isn't sharp through much of its range and seldom comes out of the bag. I sent it to Canon repair on the...Read complete review

    I've had my copy over a year. In my experience, it isn't sharp through much of its range and seldom comes out of the bag. I sent it to Canon repair on the East Coast. They checked it out, sent it back, said it operates within parameters. Whose parameters? I have to sell these photos to art directors. BTW, the lens was returned to me rattling loose in the box, with the original styrofoam inserts missing. I have a 5Diii, a 7D and three other L lenses, all purchased from wonderful B&H. All perform well. The 16-35mm f/2.8L doesn't. When you buy yours, check it quickly, return defects promptly, or you too may own a high-dollar paperweight.

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Cohangxom

    from San Jose

    Verified Buyer

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

    A good lens, I would buy this product again and again

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    5.0

    Beautiful Quality

    By Jhort4527

    from Oakland, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus

    Cons

    • Heavy
    • Vignette

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Weddings/Events

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

    Sharp, fast, and a beautiful lens all around.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great Glass!

    By BillyHo

    from kennett Square PA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easily Interchangeable
    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

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

      This has become my favorite lens. Sharp images. Fast and accurate. Highly suggest purchasing if not already in the bag.

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      5.0

      Quality images

      By Joe

      from Riverside, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Fast / accurate auto-focus
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Photography

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

        I use this lens on a full frame camera and really like the wide angle images.
        Image quality is superb. I have been using this for shooting stars and star trails and have been really happy. A prime lens with a larger aperture might be more beneficial for astro photography, but using this for landscapes and other purposed I have been completely satisfied.

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        4.0

        It works for my needs

        By Hartsimages

        from Metro New York

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easily Interchangeable
        • Lightweight
        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Indoors/Low Light
          • Landscape/Scenery

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

          I normally have a need for a wide angle lens. I purchased it for real estate photography, often a subjects requires a wide angle lenses do to tight spaces.I'm very pleased with the image quality I'm getting from this lens. Wide open results are very sharp in the center and improves slightly when stopped downThe Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens is one of two the lenses I use for a walk-around lens when shooting architecture and landscapes. The size works, it fits into my backpack comfortably.

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          5.0

          A Must Have

          By Joey

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent Output
          • Durable
          • Easily Interchangeable
          • Fast / accurate auto-focus
          • Lightweight
          • Rugged
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Indoors/Low Light
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events

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

            This lens quickly became my favorite to shoot with. It is fast and sharp, and pairs very well with a full frame sensor. Works very well for putting a subject in context. Durable construction.

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            5.0

            Very Nice Lens

            By Jim the Runner

            from Seattle, WA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery

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

              this lens has outstanding sharpness and clarity, i'm just beginning to explore its potential with the 6D.

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              5.0

              Super lente

              By Mocte

              from Monterrey México

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography
                • Wildlife Photos

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

                Es un lente increible, excelente nitidez, las deformaciones que genera no son considerables, luminoso y de una excelente área de captación de imagen. Super recomendable.

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                5.0

                Great Wide Angle Zoom!

                By Slothberg

                from Spokane, Wa

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easily Interchangeable
                • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                • Lightweight
                • Rugged
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Video

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

                  Everything that you expect from great Canon glass! I use it on a RED Scarlet for video, and it's a perfect addition to my other Canon lenses.

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                  5.0

                  you get what you pay for

                  By chucks

                  from fort worth

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                  • Nice Bokeh
                  • Rugged

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Indoors/Low Light
                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Photography

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

                  I am an amateur photographer and wanted to add to my existing EOS 7D/ kit 28-135 lens. I already have the canon 70-300L 3.5-5.6 lens and wanted a shorter lens for portraits and landscapes. I am happy with the build quality. A bit pricy but I wanted the flexibility of a 2.8f lens over IS.

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                  5.0

                  Incredibly sharp

                  By Chicago Birdwatcher

                  from Chicago

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Interchangeable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery

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

                    I purchased this lens because I want to explore a different way of taking pictures, and get into landscape photography.Because of the weather, I have only been able to use it once or twice..but so far I really like it. it is very sharp, the colors are great. The quality of my pictures improved after I watched the tutorial on line, and I would recommend that people who are new to wide angle lenses do just that. it is basically a new way of seeing things. I am planning to purchase a circular polarizer for it, as soon as I can.I also want to use it in different venues I have not had a chance to explore.

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                    5.0

                    great wide angle lens

                    By Martin 23

                    from Los Angeles

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Consistent Output
                    • Easily Interchangeable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Heavy

                    Best Uses

                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Photography
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events

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

                    perfect for party and clubs when you have a couple people in front of the camera.

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                    4.0

                    Fast wide zoom if that's what you need

                    By Steve in KC

                    from Overland Park, KS

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Indoors/Low Light
                      • Night Photography
                      • Video
                      • Weddings/Events

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

                      Bought this to use with my C100. I don't use it as much in my still work unless I need a really wide, which is rare. I've owned a few versions of this lens over the years and this one seems to be the best so far. The lens always suffered from soft edges and this lens still has that problem but not as bad as previous versions. I wish a version of this lens came with IS. For me the fast aperture is critical and Canon seems to only wants to produce IS zoom lenses at f/4 which is really not enough IMO.
                      This is a solid all around wide lens, pricey but solid.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent Lens

                      By JJ the Movie Guy

                      from New York, NY

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easily Interchangeable
                      • Nice Bokeh
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events

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

                        Great wide lens. Sharp pictures, pretty light and good build

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great wide angle lens

                        By thehouseofdon

                        from Las Vegas, NV

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent Output
                        • Durable
                        • Easily Interchangeable
                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                        • Rugged
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Indoors/Low Light
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Photography
                          • Video
                          • Weddings/Events

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

                          I use my Canon 6D mostly for videography. But there are the occasional photo gigs to. This lens really comes in handy when I need a wider shot. It is also nice in low light situations with a low F-stop. I have only had the chance to use it a few times so far, but feel like it will be as reliable as any other Canon L series lens.

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                          5.0

                          I wish i could have this lens

                          By Rommel

                          from Kuwait

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              fabulous and superve lens

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                              5.0

                              another pleasant b&h experience

                              By iced91030

                              from CA

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Fast / accurate auto-focus
                              • Lightweight
                              • Nice Bokeh

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Macro Photography
                                • Night Photography
                                • Weddings/Events

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

                                the shopping experience just like always, really good. I need a 16-35 to cover me for a trip to Europe, all the indoors.

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                                5.0

                                great lens

                                By imirman

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Great lens!

                                    I shoot a lot of concerts, and until now, I didn't have anything wider than 24mm. This lens is great - fast, sharp.

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                                    5.0

                                    Nice Landscape Lens

                                    By JustMe

                                    from Pacific NW

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery

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

                                        I got this to go with my 5D Mark III...took it to Banff for the week, and was not disappointed.

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                                        5.0

                                        Meets All Expectations

                                        By leem

                                        from Gaithersburg, MD

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Consistent Output
                                        • Easily Interchangeable
                                        • Fast / accurate auto-focus

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Indoors/Low Light
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Photography

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

                                          I use this lens on a Canon 6D and it meets all expectations one would have. The wide angle is appropriate for many landscape shots, building interiors, and the like. The large aperture is useful also for scenes having lower light levels.The AF seems about the same as any of my other "L" lens. It doesn't have IS, but I'm in the habit of using solid camera support whenever warranted - not wanting to rely too much on IS anyway.

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