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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Last updated 2010-03-02 - Send Feedback
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An illuminating review of this lens is found in DAP, comparing it to the following lenses:

The Canon 16-36mm f/2.8L II (about $1520) is a solid zoom lens, but prime (non zoom) lenses offer better results in this range, sometimes much better.

The 17-40mm f/4L offers an alternative at half the price, but at the loss of one stop of brightness and hence some versatility.

The 16-35mm f/2.8L is Canon’s best ultrawide zoom as of March 2010, but those looking for top quality are advised to look at fixed focal length lenses in its range .

Specifications

Per Canon.

Specifications for Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Aperture scale: f/2.8 - f/22
Angle of view 108° - 63°
Minimum focus distance 11" = 28cm
Image ratio at close range:            1:4.5
Number of elements/groups: 12 / 16
Filter size: 82mm
Weight:

635 g

Dimensions (with caps): 88mm in diameter, 112mm long
List price: $1520 street price

Conclusions

Get the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II at our trusted vendor B&H Photo for about about $1520.

Please see the in-depth review in DAP.

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