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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens Sample Photos

Marketed: 01-Dec-2001
Lens Mount: EF
Lens: 16-35mm f/2.8 ø77
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Adalberto Tiburzi14-Nov-2009 06:33
I use this lens on my 5D since many years, and now I'm uncertain if I have to buy the new II version. The new version seems better for sharpness in the corners and vignetting wide open, while this version needs to be stopped down for perfect results.
Yet, this older type is smaller, lighter, less intrusive and allows to take pictures in situations in which that is not totally allowed... ;-)
And if you are creative enough, its defects may become advantages...
I always follow the rule "upgrade your brain first, then your equipment".
Steven Noyes22-Oct-2006 01:42
I don't use this lens much but it has been a respectable performer on the 1D Mk II. For fireworks, it can create stunning images that are sharp as a tack edge to edge:

Also, at 16mm, the depth of field is very deep allow great near/far techniques in landscape work:

One thing I have found is you need to work from f8.0 to f16 for great results from this lens.
Guest 03-Sep-2006 10:52
a great lens, not heavy as someone posted,with only one noticeable flaw : used at 16mm you will notice vigneting around the corners if used on a film camera or on a eos 1ds mk2.also remember not to use any filter when going to 16 mmm it also causes vigneting.
Guest 24-Aug-2006 14:25
What can I say? Yes, it's a bit expensive. And yes, it weighs about a ton. But the quality of this lens is absolutely great. If you own a DSLR like the D30, D60 or 10D this lense effectively becomes a 25.6-56 mm zoom. Which is great since there aren't that many high quality moderate wide-angle lenses available for these DSLR's. If used on a 1Ds or a film SLR then the 16-35 suddenly becomes the stuff that dreams are made of. This is one hell of a lens! If you are planning to buy a wide-angle zoom lens for your EOS camera and are considering the purchase of a non-Canon lens, don't do it! I used a few of those before buying the 16-35 f/2.8L USM and regretted it almost from day one. Yes, they are cheaper, but if you're serious about photography in the long run you'll end up buying the real thing anyway. So better wait and save up a litlle longer.

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Guest 26-Apr-2006 01:36
Fantastic wide-angle zoom. Love it.

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