Canon - EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Zoom Lens for Canon EF-mount cameras - Black

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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Zoom Lens:Take photos that are clearer and sharper than ever before with this Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens. Aspherical lens elements ensure less distortion in the corners of the image without affecting the centers, and a continuous f/2.8 aperture means this lens is fast. Rapid autofocus ensures this full-frame Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens quickly locks onto your subject.

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What's Included


  • Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Zoom Lens for Canon EF-mount cameras
  • Front and rear lens caps
  • Carrying pouch

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (18 out of 20)

Features


Compatible with a variety of Canon DSLR cameras

Works with any Canon DSLR camera with an EF or EF-S bayonet mount.

Ultrawide zoom lens for wide angle shots

Allows you to capture a wide field of view for stunning perspectives with virtually no distortion.

16-35mm focal length

Delivers eye-catching results whether capturing detailed, nuanced landscapes, dramatic interiors and much more.

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.

Subwavelength Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC)

Help to significantly reduce flare and ghosting.

Inner focusing, ring USM, high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms

For fast and accurate autofocusing.

Full-time manual focus

Allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

0.92' minimum focusing distance

Accommodates 82mm filters

Accessories included

Comes with a hood, front and rear lens caps and carrying pouch.


Overall customer rating

4.8
90%
would recommend to a friend

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  • I don't understand why with such a high price this lens doesnt have IS, for me thats a major fail with this lens, it would have been an incredible lens if it had IS as well.newyorker
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Rendering, Rock-Solid Performance

    Posted
    AdamWCohenPhotography
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    I shoot weddings and other large social events, as well as child and family portraiture. This zoom range and the constant f2.8 aperture serve me well in this kind of shooting. This is a superb lens, the sharpest ultra-wide angle zoom I've ever used. I use it almost exclusively at f2.8 when photographing people at events and I have no problems with the significant light fall-off off-center. There are very cool looking 18 point stars when it's used at around f11, which gives rooms shots a little extra punch if you plan them accordingly. You don't use this lens for its out of focus blur, but I love getting close to subjects and have found the bokeh rendering to be a very pleasant surprise when I do. It's an expensive piece of glass, but for me it will pay for itself over time and meanwhile it's a business write-off. The significant cost of this lens will probably dissuade many people from buying it, but whoever takes the plunge will be rewarded with beautiful rendering and rock-solid performance. I actually owned Canon f4 version of this zoom lens. That one comes with IS and is also truly excellent. I lost that lens in an accident and would have been happy to buy another if the f2.8 version hadn't been upgraded to this beauty. For anyone shooting mostly landscapes, the f4 version is amazing, probably indistinguishable from the f2.8 version when both are stopped down between f5.6 and f11. And the f4 version is much lighter, too. Users of Canon's 24-70 f2.8mk2 will be surprised to discover that this lens is actually longer and heavier than that one. No complaints here, it's built like a tank and I love it. You can't go wrong. It's a great time to be in the market for wide angle lenses from Canon. I covet the remarkable 11-24, but wouldn't dare use that lens at events because it can't be protected. I heartily recommend this lens. And Best Buy's protection plan is actually one of the real-world best I've ever experienced. Wouldn't buy any equipment like this from them without the Geek Squad protection. What I wasn't thrilled about was (1) Best Buy doesn't have this lens in stock in any of its stores and (2) the lens was shipped in a bubble wrap bag with no protection other than Canon's packaging. I was lucky, the lens arrived intact and has been a stellar performer. But Best Buy should put this lens in a hard cardboard box and surround it with cushioning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worthy Upgrade - Star Shots

    Posted
    iceache925
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    After using the lens for live concert photography I'm in love! I tried the previous generation and was let down. But this 3rd generation is truly much better than the 2nd generation. I read the complaints about not having built in IS. Yes, I get it but I personally don't need IS for what I do... and also read the complaints about the price. It's not cheap, but it is a Canon L lens at 2.8! It take beautiful wide shots and has amazing star bursts when wide open at 2.8! If you want a wide zoom this is your go to lens for Canon. If you doubt it then by all means go rent it first. But don't say I didn't warn you when you decide to keep it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent lens

    Posted
    Shaun
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    I bought this lens to replace a Canon 16-35 2.8 version II and to accompany my 24-70 2.8 II. The version III images are quite a bit sharper than the version II images (especially on the edges) and they have excellent color and contrast. I have a difficult time telling the difference between shots taken with the 24-70 2.8 II and the 16-35 2.8 III which is what I was hoping for. Excellent upgrade over version II...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, sharp lens

    Posted
    Chiby
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    I absolutely love this lens! It is extremely sharp. Works great for landscape photography but I also use it for places where I don't have the ability to back away from my subject, especially when photographing groups in a tight space. There is distortion at the edges, but I'm aware never to put my subject close to them. Totally recommend, and having the 2.8 aperture is really good at low light.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Lens. Kind of expensive.

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    GuillermoJones77
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    I love this lens. I had been recommended it by several people but held off because of the price. Finally shelled it out to be able to get that wife focal length. I am not disappointed at all. I love the pictures I am taking with this lens. It hasn’t left my camera in the two weeks since I’ve owned it. Sharp, colorful, fast. This is a fantastic lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Sharp and awesome.

    Posted
    photojeff
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    I’ve used this lens primarily for real estate photography, but have also done astrophotography too. It’s sharp, it’s got great color, and it’s worth every penny. If I weren’t using it for other things though, I’d consider the f4 for real estate. $1000 less and it’s stabilized.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Tack sharp lens!

    Posted
    Skotselby
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    I needed a new lens for my real estate photography. After looking over several options I decided to go with this lens because of the fast constant f2.8 aperature and the overall sharpness from center to edge. I am extremely satisfied! Another great lens from Canon!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great wide angle lens for the money!

    Posted
    Chance1025
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    If you are into landscape photography or ancient architecture building a wide lens is the way to go. Don't be talked into substituting a 24-70 mm lens for an 16-35 mm. The difference are huge. Sorry i can't load an example, to large.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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  • LensTip.com (UK)Szymon Starczewski on December 4, 2016
    Canon EF 16-35 mm f/2.8L III USM
    The Canon company is very experienced when it comes to production of full frame, ultra wide-angle zoom lenses as fast as f/2.8. The following chart includes models which have been present on the market during the last 20 years.Full Review


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