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


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Based on our tests, the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a solid lens offering in the ultra-wide category. It has a few issues with softness at certain apertures and focal lengths, a little chromatic aberration wide open, as well as some distortion and vignetting to speak of. But it’s also a dramatic improvement in all of these areas relative to its predecessor, which shows that the Canon design team has come up with ways to tackle all of these issues. It’s not perfect, but then again, neither is any other lens in its category, and for what it does, it doesn’t get any better than this. READ FULL REVIEW

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This is a very high quality, solidly-constructed lens worthy of its L Series designation. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens measures 3.5″ x 4.4″ (88.5mm x 111.6mm) and weighs 1.4 lb (640g). This is a very nice size and weight for comfortable, sure handling – the build quality makes it a joy to use. I’m very pleased with the image quality I’m getting from this lens. Wide open results are very sharp in the center and improve only slightly stopped down. Wide angle full frame corners, though not perfect, are very good for a lens this wide – the best full-frame Canon wide angle lens yet. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens could also make a reasonable walk-around lens if your needs are typically for a wide angle lens – especially on a 1.6x FOVCF body. The short focal length range limits this lens’ usefulness as a 1-lens-does-it-all general purpose lens. But, this lens performs excellently as part of a kit. READ FULL REVIEW

Ken Rockwell

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 L II is a great lens that just works. The results for real photos are simply stunning. For a 1.3x, full-frame or film cameras, just get one of these. It’s lighter than you think for such a fat lens. READ FULL REVIEW

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