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

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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Initial Price: 
$1400
  • Three aspherical elements​
  • Two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • 7 blades (Circular aperture)
  • Resistant to dust and moisture
  • Metal mount
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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Overview

Description by Canon:

A fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens offering excellent optical performance throughout the zoom range. A constant f/2.8 maximum aperture make this an ideal lens for low-light photography.

  • L-series construction and optics
  • Constant f/2.8 maximum aperture
  • Fast, quiet autofocus
  • Aspherical and UD lens elements
  • Super Spectra coatings
  • Circular aperture for excellent bokeh
  • Passes distance information to E-TTL II flash metering

he professional’s ultra wide-angle zoom lens.

L-series quality
The L-series is Canon's flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.

Constant f/2.8 aperture
A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture stays constant over the full focal-length range, meaning no variation in shutter speed will occur when zooming.

Ultrasonic focusingA ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.

 

Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.

UD and aspherical elements
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM incorporates three aspherical elements to ensure corner-to-corner sharpness and clarity throughout the focal range. Two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations.

 

Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera's sensor.

Integration with E-TTL II flash meteringEnsures optimal flash metering by passing distance information back to a compatible EOS camera's E-TTL II flash system.

 

Reviews

"Weighing 640g, this lens isn't overly heavy for a lens with a constant f/2.8 aperture. High quality material have been used in the construction of the barrel so the lens feel reassuringly solid as a result. A rubber gasket is located around the mount, in order to keep dust and moisture from getting inside the camera.

The front filter thread is 82mm in diameter, which may be a little awkward for those who've already

Post date: 25/11/2011 - 00:00

Specifications

Initial Price: 
$1400
Release Date: 
04/2009
DXO Mark Score
Resolution: 
12.0 P-Mpix
Transmission: 
3.3 TStop
Distortion: 
-1.50%
Vignetting: 
0.5 EV
Chr. aberration: 
13.00µm
Specifications
Lens type: 
Zoom
Lens Mount: 
Canon EF mount
Canon EFS mount
AF Motor type: 
USM
Optical characteristics
Focal Length: 
16 - 35mm
Internal zooming: 
Yes
Angle of view: 
108.16° - 63°
Zoom Ratio: 
2.2x
Max Magnification: 
0.2x
Lens construction: 
16 elements in 12 groups (3 aspherical elements​, 2 UD elements)
Diaphragm Blades: 
7 aperture blades
Maximum Aperture: 
f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: 
f/22.0
Aperture ring: 
No
Internal Focusing: 
Yes
Front lens element rotating: 
No
Minimum Focusing Distance: 
0.28m
Distance Scale: 
Yes
Full-Time manual focus: 
Yes
Auto Focus / Manual Focus switch: 
Yes
Stabilization system : 
No
Physical characteristics
Diameter: 
88.0mm
Length: 
111.0mm
Weight: 
640.0 g
Body material: 
Metal
Weather sealing: 
Yes
Weather sealing details: 
Resistant to dust and moisture
Filter Diameter: 
82mm
Lens Hood included: 
Yes

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