Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM


Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
This is a zoom lens manufactured by Canon and the model was launched 2001.
The lens belongs to the category  wide angle zoom lenses, a wide angle lens where you have the possibility to zoom in and out.
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Compability, auto focus and focal length
This lens is constructed to fit all models of Canon cameras, regardless of camera model or type of sensor.
The ability to use auto focus is available for all cameras.
The lens has a focal length of 16-35 mm. Depending on which camera the lens is used, the experienced and perceived focal length will be different. Please visit the list of compatible cameras below, it will provide the equivalent focal length you get on each camera.
See compatible cameras and perceived/equivalent focal length
Read more about focal length and your field of view
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
 
 
Lens brightness and image stabilizer
The lens brightness and aperture value is f/2,8.
This aperture value indicates that the lens is very bright.  This will make it so much easier shooting in darker environments where you do not want or can use flash lighting, for example in churches or at different sports venues.
A feature worth commenting, which is also related to lens brightness, is that the brightness and maximum aperture-value remains constant regardless of focal length used. This makes it easier for you as a photographer. No matter if you are have the focus ring and focal length at 16 mm or at 35 mm the aperture value can be f/2,8.
The lens lacks image stabilization, which otherwise os good for avoiding the blur that can occur when using slow shutter speeds. Since the lens is bright, with good aperture value, the lack of image stabilization might not be that big of a deal, although a image stabilizer is always an advantage to have.
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Filter and Lens Hood
The lens has a traditional filter thread on the front and its measuring 77 mm which also the filter you will use must have. If you use for example an UV filter can be a cheap insurance against scratches and dust.
If you buy this lens it will come with a lens hood, whose model name is "EW-83E".
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Different versions of the lens
This lens has been replaced by a newer version. Prior to purchasing the lens, please compare the various editions.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM (2001) << The lens you are currently viewing
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II (2007)
 
Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
 
Things to consider before buying
Below you will find some summarized points and facts that can be considered as the 'pros and cons' of this lens. These are based entirely on the facts and values that are accessible through the lens specification, so we highly recommend that you also read the reported reviews available (see tab 'Reviews'); this in order to get a more complete view of the lens and its capabilites. Reviewer opinions reflect the lens, its use and its optical performance in a more accurate way, but any way - here a few different points to consider before buying this lens.
The lens brightness, f/2,8
Constant maximum aperture value regardless of focal length
Works on all sensor types
A lens hood is included
The lens is sealed against dust and moisture
This lens has been replaced by a newer version
Heavy (600 gr)
The price
 
Specification
Product Name:Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM (See dictionary)
Release date: 2001
Manufacturer:Canon
Type of lens: Wide Angle Zoom Lenses
Construction: Zoom lens (with the ability to zoom in and out)
Works with cameras from: Canon (see compatible cameras)
1:1 at Macro:
No Macro lens
Compability:
Works on all sensors (see compatible cameras)
Auto focus:
Yes
Built-in auto focus (AF) motor:
Yes (more info)
Maximum aperture: f/2,8
Focal Range: 16-35 mm
Depending on which camera this lens is used the focal length can seem different. This is because different camera sensors can have a slight crop factor and the focal length will be equivalent to:
  16-35 mmon Canon FF, Full frame
  21-46 mmon Canon APS-H
  26-56 mmon Canon APS-C
See list, camera for camera
Read more on the cameras impact on the perceived focal length
Lens Construction: 14 elements / 10 groups
Image Stabilizer:
No
Closest Focusing Distance:28 cm
Filter: Filter Thread, 77 mm
Lens Hood:
EW-83E(included)
Tripod mount:
No (Read more)
Weather sealing:
Yes
Dimensions (diameter x length):83 x 103 mm
Vikt:600 g (see the total weight, camera+lens)
 
 
Product Page (Canon):
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Text from Canon:"The ultra-wide angle EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM was developed to succeed the EF17-35mm f/2.8L USM lens released in 1995. Though the previous model received high praise from professional users, the recent proliferation of digital cameras, which have smaller image sizes than regular 35mm cameras, created a necessity for wide-angle lenses with an even shorter focal length. In response, the new EF16-35mm f/2.8L USM achieves a shortened focal length of 16mm, producing the widest-angle range in its class and allowing users of digital AF SLR cameras to achieve the ultra-wide zoom ranges of conventional cameras. The rugged physical characteristics of the unit also suit it to professional use in harsh environments, with the lens mount, switch panel, zoom ring and focusing ring outfitted for water- and dust-resistance, ensuring exceptional reliability under even the most grueling conditions. "
 
Reviews
fotosidan.se (reviews by users)
 
fredmiranda.com
http://www.fredmiranda.com/reviews/showproduct.php?product=2&sort=7&cat=27&page=1
 
kenrockwell.com
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/lenses/16-35mm.htm
 
slrlensreview.com
http://slrlensreview.com/web/canon-slr-lenses-39/ultra-wide-zoom-slr-lenses-58/27-canon-ef-16-35mm-f28l-usm.html
 
sportsshooter.com
http://www.sportsshooter.com/gear_profile.html?id=23
 
the-digital-picture.com
http://the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-USM-Lens-Review.aspx
 
 
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Pictures (product and sample images)
In order to see larger product images of the lens, click the link below.
Besides looking at product images it is also of interest to see pictures taken with this specific lens. This can give you a hint of what kind of images this lens can achieve, what the focal length will be like etc.
Images of Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Sample pictures taken with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
Different versions of this lens
2001 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM
2007 Canon EF 16-35mm f/2,8 L USM II

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