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

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

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

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


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Product Highlights

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to 22
  • Three Aspherical & Two UD Elements
  • Subwavelength & Air Sphere Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Internal Focus; Full-Time MF Override
  • Fluorine Coating on Exposed Elements
  • Dust- and Water-Resistant Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 overview

  • 1Description

Looking to take things up a notch, Canon's EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens embraces a revamped optical design with modern coating technologies that promise improved outer and corner sharpness along with minimal distortion and enhanced peripheral illumination. A member of Canon's legendary L series, this full-frame 16-35mm delivers outstanding image quality and a professional-grade durability. It also offers a fast and constant f/2.8 maximum aperture for consistent performance and light transmission throughout the zoom range.

With the incorporation of two large diameter GMO dual surface aspherical elements and one ground aspherical element, the lens will minimize distortions throughout the zoom range as well as maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination. Along with those elements, the lens utilizes two Ultra-low Dispersion glass elements which minimize chromatic aberrations. Also, it uses both a Subwavelength Coating and an Air Sphere Coating to minimize flare and ghosting.

In terms of handling, the 16-35mm uses a ring-type USM focusing motor combined with a high-speed CPU and optimized algorithms for lightning fast and accurate autofocus. The lens has an internal focus design and offers full-time manual focus override so users can make tweaks using the physical focusing ring regardless of mode. Along with all of this, the aperture diaphragm uses nine rounded blades to create smooth bokeh.

For professional use, the lens is dust- and water-resistant, using seals throughout to prevent intrusion of particles, especially when shooting in inclement weather. Additionally, it uses a fluorine coating on the exposed front and rear elements to reduce smears and make cleaning easier.

An update to a venerable L-series zoom, the full-frame 16-35mm f/2.8 lens provides an extremely versatile range combined with a fast maximum aperture for excellent performance in a wide range of trying conditions. Version III offers an improved optical design that will provide notable improvements in outer and corner sharpness.
Designed for use with full-frame DSLRs, this optic is compatible with APS-C format cameras as well where it will provide a 25.6-56mm equivalent focal length range.
Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture offers consistent performance and excellent light transmission throughout the zoom range.
Two large-diameter GMO dual-surface aspherical elements and one ground aspherical element help to minimize distortions throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Two UD lens elements are used to minimize chromatic aberration in the outer area at wide-angle; as well as eliminates color blurring around the edges of the subject, for images with high resolution and contrast.
Both a Subwavelength Coating (SWC) and an Air Sphere Coating (ASC) have been applied to lens elements to reduce backlit flaring and ghosting for maintained light transmission and high contrast in strong lighting conditions.
A ring-type Ultrasonic Motor (USM), along with an internal focusing system, high-speed CPU, and optimized AF algorithms, are employed to deliver fast, precise, and near-silent autofocus performance.
Full-time manual focus operation is available for fine-tuning of your focus position when working in the AF mode.
A weather-resistant design protects the lens from dust and moisture to enable its use in inclement conditions. Additionally, fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear lens elements for further protection against fingerprints and smudging.
Nine rounded diaphragm blades contribute to a pleasing out of focus quality that benefits the use of shallow depth of field and selective focus techniques.
UPC: 013803256901
In the Box
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
  • E-82 II 82mm Lens Cap
  • Lens Dust Cap E (Rear)
  • EW-88D Lens Hood
  • LP1222 Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 specs

    Focal Length 16 - 35mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Canon EF
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 108° 10' - 63°
    Minimum Focus Distance 11.02" (28 cm)
    Magnification 0.22x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4.5
    Elements/Groups 16 / 11
    Diaphragm Blades 9, Rounded
    Image Stabilization No
    Autofocus Yes
    Tripod Collar None
    Filter Thread Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 3.48 x 5.02" (88.5 x 127.5 mm)
    Weight 27.87 oz (790 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.4 x 5.4 x 5.4"

    Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 reviews

    EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 83.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing improvement I previously owned the 16-35mm mark II f/2.8 and switched to f/4L is about a year ago. I absolutely love the 16-35mm f/4 other then i needed f/2.8. I bought this lens with very high expectations and it didn't disappoint. It's sharp at f/2.8 all the way to the corners. It's as sharp as f/4 is if not little better. Focusing is also great and very accurate. Corner distortion is also improved from mark ii and almost as good as f/4 is. Only cons is the vignetting at f/2.8. It's almost 4 stops. Adobe doesn't have the profile for this lens yet. I hope it will help this issue ones they have the lens profile in Photoshop.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice Improvement Just upgraded from the original 16-35mm I've had since 2006. I really only upgraded because CPS won't service the old one anymore. That being said, I'm much happier with version 3. The lens flare is greatly reduced, and when it does appear, it can actually give a nice effect (not always, but more often than not). It's substantially larger than version 1, and heavier. Not too bad though, and I'm out chasing pro athletes in marathons and triathlons with 2 bodies and 3-4 lenses hanging from me. Definitely worth it for me. Not sure I would have gone up from version 2 though, but I beat my gear up pretty quickly, so the CPS service is really important to me.
    Date published: 2016-11-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! A wide angle L zoom that's up to the job I've owned all 3 iterations of Canon's 16-35 mm f:2.8 L zoom. The first model was okay for its day, and rendered good 'sunstars' in backlit images, but resolution was just adequate for 8 mp sensors and corners tended to go soft with color fringing at most apertures. The second version did improve center resolution both wide open and stopped down, but corner sharpness remained disappointing to me, and that's really the point of a wide angle lens, isn't it? I ended up using the sharper 24-70 f:2.8 II L and stitching frames for wider compositions. At last Canon has hit the mark. Cosmetics of version III are great, it feels a bit lighter and more solid in the hand, and corner sharpness is (finally!) really good. In fact it's great by f:4-5.6, and not that bad wide open. I'm using it on Canon's 5Dsr, and the images can withstand the kind of enlargement 50 megapixels allow.
    Date published: 2016-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ultra Sharp Ultra Wide with a Unique Rendering I've owned this lens for about 2 months and used it to cover 10 days of racing and 6 magazine photoshoots. For the event coverage, I was looking for a lens that could provide me with a truly unique look over my f/4L that I was considering upgrading from. The f/4L had served me well for the past couple years as my ultra-wide zoom, but the lack of 2.8 meant that it kinda struggled in low light at weddings. I rarely used that lens at weddings as a result. So I made the upgrade and couldn't be happier. Best of all, this lens creates a very unique rendering being a 2.8 16mm that's this sharp. It has to be every bit as sharp as my 24-70 f/2.8L Mark II. This lens is fun to work with and I really love it. I'm excited to use this during wedding season.
    Date published: 2017-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Improved 16-35mm lens from Canon I have had this lens long enough to say this it definitely improved over the previous version 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM lens. Better contrast, sharpness in the corners. And, handles flare better, i.e. shooting directly into the sun or pinpoint light source. Expensive. Slightly larger than the previous version. But, glad I made the purchase.
    Date published: 2016-10-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from SHARP. Make no mistake, this is a substantial improvement over the previous version II (which was already an excellent lens). The most noticeable differences that I appreciate are the following: - overall sharpness (especially in the corners, this was a weakness of version II) - distortion improved - flare control improved It's mainly the sharpness that has my jaw on the floor. Landscape photography just got that much more exciting!
    Date published: 2016-12-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unparalleled Sharpness After much research, reading reviews and talking to fellow professionals, I decided I needed to upgrade to this lens. The result keeps the Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8 III USM firmly in my array of go-to lenses. The edge to edge sharpness is exceptional. It is well worth the investment and will be a lens you will depend on for years to come. This lens paired with the 5DSr produces stunning images that will please the toughest critical eye and most discriminating clients. A must have for serious amature or seasoned professional.
    Date published: 2017-02-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic upgrade! Fantastic upgrade from the original Mark 1 version of this lens. All the reviews I read before buying this were universally glowing, and now I see why. It's significantly heavier than the Mark 1, but that reflects a very modern design, robustness improvements, and AMAZING image quality. I never shot my old 16-35/2.8 wide open, but the new one just rocks at 2.8. I'm super happy.
    Date published: 2017-02-01
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