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

BH #CA163528LEF3 • MFR #0573C002
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Key Features
  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two UD Elements
  • SWC, Air Sphere, and Fluorine Coatings
Characterized by a revamped optical design, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM from Canon is a workhorse wide-angle zoom and member of the well-regarded L-series of lenses. Featuring a series of specialized elements, this lens utilizes a trio of aspherical elements and two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to control a variety of aberrations for high sharpness and clarity. Both SWC and ASC coatings have also been applied to the elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Overview

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Characterized by a revamped optical design, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM from Canon is a workhorse wide-angle zoom and member of the well-regarded L-series of lenses. Featuring a series of specialized elements, this lens utilizes a trio of aspherical elements and two ultra-low dispersion glass elements to control a variety of aberrations for high sharpness and clarity. Both SWC and ASC coatings have also been applied to the elements in order to reduce lens flare and ghosting for increased contrast and color accuracy.

Complementing its optical prowess, a ring-type Ultrasonic Motor offers fast, smooth, and near-silent autofocus performance, which is further benefitted by full-time manual focus operation and an internal focusing design. The lens is both water and dust-resistant, and fluorine coatings have also been applied to the front and rear elements to protect against fingerprints and smudges from affecting image quality.

Wide-angle zoom 16-35mm lens is compatible with full-frame Canon EF-mount DSLRs, as well as APS-C-sized models 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 glass-molded dual-surface aspherical elements and one ground aspherical element help to minimize distortions and spherical aberrations throughout the zoom range in order to maintain edge-to-edge sharpness and illumination.
Two ultra-low dispersion elements are used to minimize chromatic aberrations as well as eliminate color blurring around the edges of subjects.
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 as well as full-time manual focus override.
As a member of the esteemed L-series, this lens is sealed against dust and moisture for working in inclement environmental conditions.
Protective fluorine coating has been applied to the front bulbous element to resist fingerprints and smudges and to make cleaning significantly easier.
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.
UPC: 013803256901

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

Focal Length16 to 35mm
Maximum Aperturef/2.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountCanon EF
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View108° 10' to 63°
Minimum Focus Distance11.02" / 28 cm
Maximum Magnification0.22x
Optical Design16 Elements in 11 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size82 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.48 x 5.02" / 88.5 x 127.5 mm
Length at Maximum Extension5.04" / 128 mm
Weight1.74 lb / 790 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.41 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.5 x 5.4 x 5.35"

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

Beautiful image

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-03-28

Great fast lens, no distortion. One of my primary workhorses, my kit wouldn't be complete without it.

Awesome!

By Megan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-15

This lens is one of my new absolute favorites for landscape and pet photography.

Great lens!

By Alejandra
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-18

I bought this lens for several things for my travels to several parks in USA and for the Milky Way.... Is not heavy and the quality is impressive....

Canon 16-35 mm

By Chris
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-21

Great lens!

Fantastic lens

By Joseph
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-04

I have been using this for about 2 weeks since I received it from B&H. The lens is sharp at all f stops, no vignetting, an overall great wide-angle zoom lens. Plus the f2.8 aperture is a real plus.

The professional

By Peter
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-06-03

These ones are beautiful about the wide angle position. Good especially in the city photography, diaphragm shutten up to f:11-13 gives brilliant picture if you care for the proof framing. Canon L - what is to be added?

Best Lens

By Paul
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

This is the best lens I have ever bought and I wish I got it sooner. I also have the 16-35 f4 which is very good but the 2.8 ver 3 blows it away. I was actually not expecting this much of a difference based on the research I did prior to buying. I have a Canon 5DS-R (Canon's best camera for photography), and the combo produces beautiful images.

Excellent Wide angle!

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

I am a wide angle photographer, I Love Capturing the surroundings in a very symmetrical way, so I purchased this after market 14mm, its a hit and miss not so happy, I also have the canon 16-35mm 4.0 that I liked. I had the opportunity to borrow this 16-35mm 2.8 lll and Absolutely knew I had to have it! Great sharp images! I Highly recommend This version 100% if you are into wide angle shots.

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