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

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Overall 7

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

PC Magazine
16 July 2013
  • 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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REVIEW: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM

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. It costs around £1120 and promises to produce higher quality images at the wide end than its predecessor.
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Overall 9
Design 10
Value for money 9
Features 9
Performance 9
Picture quality 9

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

What Digital Camera
16 April 2010
  • Excerpt: It may be pricey, but the Canon 16-35mm full-frame lens is well established. What Digital Camera's Canon 16-35mm lens review finds out if it's still worth splashing out for
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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. A 26-56mm equivalent on APS-C sensors, it delivers fast and quiet autofocus, smooth bokeh, internal focusing and zooming, and solid, dustand moisture-sealed construction.
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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. Granted, the somewhat high price might put it outside of the budget of some consumers, but then again, there's no such thing as a free lunch (or something like that).
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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Review

8 May 2009
  • Conclusion: The 16-35 f/2.8L II is an excellent lens, no doubt about that. The big question is whether it’s worth the extra £600 or so more than the 17-40mm. That’s a tough one to answer, but if I was in the market for a wide-angle zoom, I’d try and stretch my finances to buy one.
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Expert Review

The Luminous Landscape
11 August 2008
  • Conclusion: If you are in the market for a new wide-angle lens, I definitely recommend spending the extra $250 and getting the new 16-35L. In terms of sharpness, contrast, and extra features, you will get your monies worth. A very welcome improvement is the ability to focus at 0.28m/0.9ft. In addition, for those whom already own a 17-35L and are disappointed by its performance wide open, now you have a viable choice to achieve sharp images at that aperture setting.
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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. It is difficult to see a difference in the high quality images produced by either lens.
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Overall 10

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

The Digital Picture
26 October 2007
  • Excerpt: The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II USM Lens is what I consider one of the most important lenses in Canon's lineup . Taking over the ultra-wide angle position of the available professional grade f/2.8 zoom lenses from the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L USM Lens , the 16-35 L II becomes the new standard for professional and serious amateur photographers alike.
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Overall 7
Value for money 7
Overall quality 5
Build quality 9

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

5 May 2010
  • 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. This isn't all that simple as we've seen during the test of the EF 17-40mm f/4 USM L. On the downside the lens is rather mediocre at 35mm although still perfectly fine at medium apertures.
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