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

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A High Performance,
Water-resistant Ultra Wide Lens

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM LensThis Canon Zoom Lens is just fantastic for nature photography, in fact, this is the only lens you need. Just put something of significance in the foreground (flowers, rocks, branches, etc.) and let the lens perform a sleight of hand to stretch out the horizon and to add drama and flair to the image. Turns beaches into sparkling stretches of sand... Creates mysterious enchanted forests. Adds serene barrenness to the desert.  

For shooting weddings, it can be employed to extend small uninspiring churches and make them more impressive. It is also great to use from above for dance floor images and truly makes the shots full of life and out of the ordinary. If you are trying to decide between this and the 17-40,  Forget the sloooow 17-40 for indoor use,  as you will just end up selling it at a loss to upgrade to the 16-35 later.

Like all L series lenses, this one is built extremely solid. It may feel fairly large and bulky to those who haven't used L series lenses before. The extra bulk is comes from higher quality glass and the use of more durable materials (metal vs. plastic).

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide angle Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers.

It features 3 high-precision different types of aspherical lens elements such as ground, replica and GMo. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Monitor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet auto-focusing. ✓


Focal Length & Maximum Aperture is 16-35mm & f/2.8

Lens Construction is 16 elements in 12 groups.

Diagonal Angle of View is a Wide 10810' - 63.

Focus Adjustment is AF with full time manual.

Closest Focusing Distance is 0.92 ft. / 0.28m.

Filter Size is 82mm, Pitch = 0.75mm / 1 filter.

Max. Diameter x Length is 3.5 in. x 4.4 in. / 88.5mm x 111.6mm

Lens Includes

82mm Lens Cap
Rear Lens Cap E
Lens Hood EW88
Lens Case LP1319
1 Year Canon USA Warranty

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size 35mm FF  
Lens focal length16 35 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Canon EF  
Diagonal angle of view 10810'-63  
Aperture (lens diaphragm)
Largest aperture opening F2.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 7  
Aperture annotations Circular aperture for excellent background bokeh  
Total Elements 16  
Number of Groups 12  
Coatings / special elements Super Spectra coatings 3 aspherical elements 2 UD elements  
Minimum focus distance 0.28 m (11.02")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.22 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Ring-type ultrasonic  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical features
Overall weight635 g (1.40 lb)  
Lens diameter 89 mm (3.48") 3.5 in.  
Overall length 112 mm (4.39") 4.4 in.  
Construction materials Plastic barrel, metal mount  
Sealing Yes  
Lens color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (internal)  
Power zoom No  
Zoom lock switch No  
Filter thread size 82 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Lens hood code EW-88  
Tripod collar included No  
Optional accessories Soft Case LP1319


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