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Canon - EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens - Black

Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra-Wide Zoom Lens Whether you're a photojournalist, a wedding photographer or highly-skilled amateur, this ultra-wide-angle zoom lens can help you capture compelling images. Fast and quiet with a 2.8 maximum aperture, this lens is ideal for shooting in low-light situations.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (72 out of 75)


    Compatible with select Canon cameras

    For Canon EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sized sensors and an EF mount.

    f/2.8 maximum aperture

    Creates sharp, detailed images with shallow depth of field and softly blurred background. Performs best in moderate-to-bright light settings or outdoors on overcast days.

    16mm–35mm focal length range

    A zoom lens versatile enough to capture a broad range of perspectives.

    Supports full-time manual focus override

    Use manual focus even in AF mode.

    UD (Ultra-low Dispersion) lens element for superior image quality

    Effectively corrects chromatic aberration for optimum lens performance.

    Ultrasonic Autofocus Motor

    Provides fluid, quiet and swift focusing.

    0.92' minimum focusing distance

    Accommodates 82mm filters

    Accessories included

    Front lens cap, lens dust cap, lens hood and lens case.

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    Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 75 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this lens awesome

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      Love this wide angle lens glad I saved my money instead of just buying the 17-40L at f4.0 and went with this 2.8 wide L lens just an awesome lens. now to find a haze filter that is slim and not 400.00 dollars but protects my investment. It also completes my lineup was missing the wide angle shots but now with the 85Lmk2 for portraits and the 70-200mk2 for everything else I am in Bokeh heaven. Another thing I like is the way they hold their value unlike the camera body which seems to loose money at an alarming rate in one year my 5d2 lost 1000.00 just becuase the 5d3 came out lol. This lens won't loose but 100.00 if that in 2 years ..anyhoot buy one you won't be disappointed just happy at the shots it delivers on your FF camera.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Sharp Lens Loud Focus

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      The first pic I took with this lens, I was surprised how sharp it really was, especially after so many reviews talked about how it is soft, especially around the edges. I use this lens on a 70D, so it's not as wide as it could be, and I mostly use it for video. That being said, for video, the autofocus is really loud and the mic picks up the noise, but those situations are few and far between as I mostly use manual focus. I shot a ton of video with it and will be uploading to YouTube. If you want to see more, check out and the video will be there.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Perfect glass for landscape, quick and sharp and a time saver too. time saver because i dont have to sit down for hours to correct, adjust, add and remove on editing. live colors and sharp worth the cost. also good for portraiture and weddings. just check my upload shots the picture will tell a thousand words. im not good with words im a photographer i just shoot like a photographer should. peace all...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      It's an L, a great wide/super wide lens

      • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

      I am not a pro, shoot a few things on the side and recently sold all my junk laying around I have not used in years to clean my camera bag out and restock with L-Glass. What a difference! If you are a serious shooter, save your money for L-Glass, you cannot go wrong. This baby is sharp and the color and contrast is really nice, focus is super fast. I am using this on a 1.6 sensor so it is not as wide as my 10-22 on this body but I plan on upgrading to full frame soon, don't tell my fiance! Read the reviews, it's a great lens

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      A must have for LandscapeCityscapeAstrophotography


      As an airline pilot/photog weight is important...So I have been looking for a great wide angle to use since I have switched to full frame. 5DM3. On my 50D crop sensor I used Cannon 10-22 and just enjoyed that lens like no other. the 16-35 f2.8 ii is just that replacement and some. Vivid colors amazing clarity and better yet, extremely light weight. I have been using my Cannon 24-70 for a long time and the weight of v1 compared to this 16-35 is jaw dropping. Now my travel bag consists of 16-35 f2.8/40mm 2.8/70-200 F/4 is/100-400 4.5 is II/ and I'll leave the 24-70 at home for the wedding shoots...:-) I'm complete for now.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


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      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is a fabulous lens! Just returned from Europe with some unbelievable pix. Super sharp throughout its zoom range with only miniscule vignetting when wide open & none beyond 18 mm. Great build quality & weatherproof. Landscapes are fantastic as are city shots. Works great for street photos too. Rotated my new lenses at first but as the trip unfolded this lens was on my camera more & more. Once I used this lens for a few days I realized how irreplaceable it is. Highest recommendation for anyone who wants to shoot fantastic WA pix. I love this lens!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      One of the Best Lens made by Canon


      This is my first L-series lens. I use it a lot for car shows and events that requires width. Overally, go get it! Pros: Very Sharp!, wide angle on ff, fixed wide aperture, sharpness contrast build quality, sharp amp Cons: Cost lot of money, big expensive filter, corner sharpness not 100, also bit long, 82mm gripe geeze

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Lacks sharpness


      I've owned this lens for almost 10 years and have never been happy with the sharpness for high resolution photos. I only use it now for low resolution social media shots when I'm in the field. Very disappointed with this lens, paid a lot for it, would not recommend it to anyone for high resolution shots especially if people are the main subjects. Maybe the new version III is better, but at a stiff price of $2,199.00 and no IS.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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