Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
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It works for my needs
Hartsimages, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
Excerpt: I normally have a need for a wide angle lens. I purchased it for real estate photography, often a subjects requires a wide angle lenses do to tight spaces.I'm very pleased with the image quality I'm getting from this lens. Wide open results are very sharp in the center and improves slightly when stopped downThe Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM Lens is one of two the lenses I use for a walk-around lens when shooting architecture and landscapes.
Excerpt: Bought this to use with my C100. I don't use it as much in my still work unless I need a really wide, which is rare. I've owned a few versions of this lens over the years and this one seems to be the best so far. The lens always suffered from soft edges and this lens still has that problem but not as bad as previous versions. I wish a version of this lens came with IS.
Pros: Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight
Excerpt: Canon Wide Angle landscape quest. I have the 14 Rockinon, 21 Zeiss, 24 TSE, 24-70 Canon, and more. All very different. I ordered 2 of the 16-35s to test. Copy 1 decentered on left side. This lens renders like the 24-70 more than any other. The distortion at wide end is less than expected-less than Zeiss 21. The sunstar is out of this world. Color good, Ez to manual focus. Very solid all rounder. It is not as sharp as any of my current lenses.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Rugged
Excerpt: So far I've tested the lens by shooting some landscape work and shooting indoors; both in varying conditions. Background: I'm shooting with a 7D and I'm a serious amateur. Other L series lenses owned is the 135mm f 2.o. This lens is really wide! I've been using the kit 18-55 and didn't think 2mm would make that big of a difference but it does. The pictures are sharp, with the corners being a bit soft.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Low light performance, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I bought this for architectural photography and it has been absolutely worth it. I debated a less expensive off brand and am very glad I went with this. It's solidly built but not extremely heavy and very dependable.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Strong Construction
Excerpt: I could bring myself to give it 5 stars because of its still somewhat soft in the corners, albeit significantly better than it's little brother (17-40L). Image Quality is excellent! Tack sharp in the center with good sharpness in the corners. 2.8 is very sharp. Saturation, and contrast is excellent. Focusing is buttery smooth and fast. I love shooting architecture, landscapes and creative portrait photography with it.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Sharp Open Wide