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8.7 out of 10

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

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Overall 8
8.0

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.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast wide zoom if that's what you need

Steve in KC, B&H Photo
14 November 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens for lanscspe

Chace, B&H Photo
10 July 2014
  • Excerpt: In love with it, I wish I could have got this ealier
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Overall 8
8.0

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

Diddyboy, Adorama
10 June 2014
  • Excerpt: I just received this product and its built for work. Getting used to it for now. Shooting landscape, experimenting with close-ups.This thing is well worth the money spent.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens

DW, Adorama
27 May 2014
  • Excerpt: I left off one star only because it is not an IS lens, tho the next generation will be.Great lens, bright, sharp and responsive.
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Competent at many wide angle situations

Serottaboy, B&H Photo
13 May 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Super Wide: Check Low Light: Check

JGo, B&H Photo
5 March 2014
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth It

Daniel S, Adorama
15 January 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 8
8.0

Awesome Lens

Shooter McGavin, B&H Photo
13 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this to replace my 17-40 with a faster lens and to shoot landscapes. So far it's been an excellent performer.
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Overall 8
8.0

A worthy upgrade from the 17-40 F4L

Deb0, B&H Photo
9 January 2014
  • 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
  • Cons: Not As Sharp In Corners
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