Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM

Announced Aug 25, 2016 •
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Announced Aug 25, 2016
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The Canon EF 16-35mm F2.8L III USM is the third revision of Canon's well-known ultra-wide zoom lens. It has 16 elements, one of which is dual surface aspherical, while the other is ground aspherical. The lens has a fluorine coating and is dust and water resistant. The minimum focus distance is 0.28m.

Quick specs
Lens type Zoom lens
Focal length 16–35 mm
Image stab. No
Lens mount Canon EF
Max aperture F2.8
Min aperture F22
Min focus 0.28 m (11.02)
Max magnification 0.25×
Weight 790 g (1.74 lb)
Length 128 mm (5.02)

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Our review

The updated Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III offers some incredible performance wide open at 16mm. It's one of the sharpest wide angle zoom lens options on the market. Many of the issues such as coma, chromatic aberration and corner sharpness have all been addressed in this update and the results are impressive. The lens does suffer a bit in terms of sharpness at focal lengths beyond 24mm, but many of those issues can be resolved by stopping the lens down. If you're in the market to upgrade your 16-35mm F2.8L II or if you're looking for a fast wide-angle zoom, then this lens is an excellent option.

Good for: Low-light event photography, landscape, cityscape and architectural photography and those looking for a wide-angle zoom option for astrophotography.

Not so good for: Portrait, studio work or macro photography.

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