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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens

BH #CA16354LEF • MFR #9518B002
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Two Ultra-Low Dispersion Elements
  • Three Aspherical Elements
Covering a useful wide-angle focal length range, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is a Canon L-series lens distinguished by its constant f/4 maximum aperture, sophisticated optical design, and use of image stabilization to realize sharp imagery. Two ultra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high clarity and color accuracy, and a Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Three aspherical elements are also featured and help to control distortion and minimize spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Overview

Covering a useful wide-angle focal length range, the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM is a Canon L-series lens distinguished by its constant f/4 maximum aperture, sophisticated optical design, and use of image stabilization to realize sharp imagery. Two ultra-low dispersion elements are used to greatly reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations throughout the zoom range for high clarity and color accuracy, and a Super Spectra coating has also been applied to suppress flare and ghosting for improved contrast. Three aspherical elements are also featured and help to control distortion and minimize spherical aberrations for improved sharpness.

Complementing the imaging capabilities, this wide-angle zoom also features a four-stop-effective Image Stabilizer system that minimizes the appearance of camera shake for sharper handheld shooting. A ring-type USM and internal focusing mechanism also afford quick, quiet, and accurate autofocus performance, as well as full-time manual focus override. Additionally, this lens is weather-sealed and has a protective fluorine coating on the exposed elements for use in trying environmental conditions.

Wide-angle zoom is designed for full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, however can also be used with APS-C models where it provides a 25.6-56mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/4 maximum aperture maintains consistent illumination throughout the zoom range.
Two ultra-low dispersion glass elements noticeably reduce color fringing and chromatic aberrations for high clarity and color fidelity.
Three aspherical elements minimize spherical aberrations and distortions for improved sharpness and accurate rendering.
Super Spectra coating has been applied to individual elements to minimize ghosting and flare for greater contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, is employed to deliver fast, precise, and quiet autofocus performance as well as full-time manual focus override.
Rounded nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
Protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front and rear element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning these elements significantly easier.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
UPC: 013803240634

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Specs

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View108° 10' to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.23x
Optical Design16 Elements in 12 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationYes
Filter Size77 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.25 x 4.44" / 82.6 x 112.8 mm
Length at Maximum Extension4.49" / 114 mm
Weight1.35 lb / 615 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.2 x 5.4 x 5.3"

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Reviews

2nd time around and still a great lens

By Arthur
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-17

I had this lens and gave it to a sister-in-law who needed a lens for her new camera. I waited a good while but it was obvious there was a hole in my lens collection that needed filling. I bought this and still love it as my favorite walk around lens on a Canon 5D Mk IV.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L Superb

By KARL
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-13

This purchase was to compliment the various Canon lens I have. I needed a wide angle for nature shoots specifically. Love it and look forward to putting it into use for nature and urban shoots. In the two uploaded test shots, I learned quickly how positioning your view alters the composition between viewing horizontally to the plain vs. at an angle focusing on the skies. Noted how the lamp post concave the further up I shoot. So, this is something I must be aware.

Great Lens!

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-04

I shoot a lot of Appalachian Architecture and Landscapes so this lens was exactly what I was looking for to mount on my Canon 5ds r. I don't do much astrophotography or extreme low light so for the price this lens offered the most bang for the buck by far. I've used it a few times so far and it's really sharp!

Great for Photo and Video!

By Sathyanarayanan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

Bought this to shoot indoor (small studio) performances in Low light (One center light and two colored lights). Video quality is fantastic in full-HD. Could see the difference between this and some of the other lenses I used. Crisp images and proper focusing throughout the image / video. Being wide angle is really helpful as it can cover a wide space with multiple performers. Focusing is spot-on and recording multiple performers in the same space was easier. None of them were out of focus. Really an outstanding investment.

Love this lens

By Robert
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-25

Been wanting this lens for a while and it was well worth the price. Have only used it a few times but I find that the photos are sharp and I expect to get a lot of use when I go shooting landscapes.

Great focal length range

By Ronald
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-01

For landscape this lens is great, but I am not certain that the Image Stabilization is very effective.

Favorite lens.

By Jimboslice
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-09

Amateur using EF/EFs mount lenses since the EOS 350D. This is simply the best lens I've ever used. It produces crystal-clear images on ASP-C and full-frame, with the focal length on full-frame opening up a whole new world of possibilities for landscape and travel shots. I've not tried the 2.8, but at this price you could buy a prime lens to go along with it! Its light weight and IS mean you can walk around all day, for your whole trip, without your arms feeling like jelly. It's great for time-lapse. The lens is almost always on my camera when I leave the house. To anyone looking for their first "L-lens," don't look any further -- you'll likely use this 20x more than a 70-200 :)

so far, so great

By Beth
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-08

I have only been able to use this lens once so far but I can tell you the pictures were amazingly sharp. I still have learning to do, but I can tell you that I do not regret this purchase. I look forward to taking it to the Grand Tetons in a few weeks.

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