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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
8.6 out of 10

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

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Overall 7
7.0

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

PC Magazine
17 May 2011
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM covers an impressive wide-angle field of view at an f/2.8 aperture, a feat for a prime lens, and delivers the added convenience of a 2x zoom design.
  • Pros: Ultra-wide field of view. Fixed f/2.8 aperture. Sharp throughout the zoom range.
  • Cons: Some distortion. Soft edges at f/2.8. Limited zoom range.
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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM AF

Pop Photo
12 January 2011
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REVIEW: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

photodo
21 November 2010
  • Excerpt: This second version of a 16-35mm zoom lens from Canon features a fast constant aperture of f/2.8, weather sealed construction, virtually silent ultrasonic focusing with full time manual override.
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Overall 9
9.1
Design 10
9.5
Value for money 9
9.0
Features 9
9.0
Performance 9
9.0
Picture quality 9
9.0

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

What Digital Camera
29 June 2010
  • Summary: Overall the Canon 16-35mm optic is a fine lens, though there is no escaping that it’s beginning to show its age. The observed areas of weakness can most likely be traced to previous poor handling.
  • Pros: Proven pedigree
  • Cons: Showing its age slightly
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Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM AF

Pop Photo
16 November 2009
  • Excerpt: Replacing Canon's original 16-35mm f/2.8L of 2001, this full-frame ultrawide for pros ($1,450, street) has two UD glass elements to suppress chromatic aberrations, and three aspheric elements to minimize linear distortion.
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Review

SLR Lens and Camera Reviews
31 May 2009
  • Summary: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is one very impressive in all aspects lens! With top notch image quality pretty much throughout the zoom range, outstanding build quality and fast maximum aperture, this is the lens to own when looking for an UWA zoom.
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens Compared to EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

Images by William Castleman
19 January 2008
  • Conclusion: Both the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L and the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lenses produce superb images with minimal distortion across a wide range of angles and apertures. Both lenses have excellent central field imaging performance when shot at f/2.8.
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens

The Digital Picture
26 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Is the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Lens right for you? Learn all you need to know in The-Digital-Picture.com's review!
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Overall quality 5
5.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II (full format) - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
4 June 2011
  • Conclusion: The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 USM L II may not be the greatest lens around in absolute terms but it delivers regarding its primary purpose - a very good performance at its ultra-wide to wide settings (16-26mm) from about f/4 onwards.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Photo answers
9 October 2010
  • Excerpt: This super-fast wide-angle zoom could be a real boon for landscapers looking for pin-sharp results in low light. At £1158 it’s not cheap – but if you’re serious about your photography, this lens will not disappoint.
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