Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2007.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 16-35 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
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Read more about focal length and your field of view
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Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 16 mm or at 35 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 82 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-88".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has replaced an earlier version and this lens is currently the newest version but please compare it with the earlier versions before you buy it.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM (2001)
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II (2007) << The lens you are currently viewing
 
Prices and awards
TIPA TIPA Awards 2007: Best Professional Lens
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
The lens is the latest among several editions
The lens was awarded at TIPA Awards 2007: Best Professional Lens
Heavy (635 gr)
The price
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II (See dictionary)
Release date: 2007
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 16-35 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  16-35 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  21-46 mmon Canon APS-H
  26-56 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 16 elements / 12 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:28 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 82 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-88(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):88 x 111 mm
Vikt:635 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
Retail price (USD)1699 USD
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"The Canon EF16-35mm f/2.8L II USM, developed as successor to the popular EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM ultra-wide-angle zoom lens launched in December 2001, incorporates three different types of aspherical lens elements and two UD (ultra-low dispersion) lens elements to realize an even higher level of image quality than its predecessor. Inheriting the same outstanding wide-angle 16 mm focal length, the new Canon zoom lens favorably corrects for various aberrations to achieve improved peripheral image quality at the wide-angle end.

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers. It features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo for even better image quality than the original EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Monitor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing."
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
cyberphoto.se
http://www.cyberphoto.se/info.php?article=EF1635II
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=313&sort=7&cat=27&page=1
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/sigma_12-24_vs_canon_16-35_vs_canon17-40.htm
 
juzaphoto.com
http://juzaphoto.com/eng/articles/canon_14mm_16-35_sigma_12-24.htm
 
kenrockwell.com
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/16-35mm-ii.htm
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/ultra-wide-zoom-slr-lenses-58/416-canon-ef-16-35mm-f28l-ii-usm-lens-review.html
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II
Different versions of this lens
2001 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
2007 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II

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Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM
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