Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II
An illuminating review of this lens is found in DAP, comparing it to the following lenses:
- Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
- Canon TS-E 17mm f/4L
- Zeiss ZE 21mm f/2.8 Distagon (see Guide to Zeiss ZE / Zeiss ZF Lenses for in-depth coverage).
- Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II
- Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L
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 .
|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|
|Dimensions (with caps):||88mm in diameter, 112mm long|
|List price:||$1520 street price|
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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