Exceptional quality. Not sure how the newer lens could improve this guy!
24 April 2014
Summary: I was shocked by the color that this lens produces. Incredible! Just sorry I didn't buy it earlier. I can tell this is going to be one of my favorite lenses in my camera bag. Gives me the ultra wide-angle without too much distortion.
Summary: We love this lens. The picture quality is wonderful and so is the natural colors. Took a little bit of practice to adjust to using this type lens but that only took a few shots. It is a great investment and we would buy it all over again.
Summary: I agonized over purchasing this lens for a long time. I had a Tamron 16-34 that was my primary "walk around" lens that broke down on a recent trip. That lens did an "okay" job and was much much cheaper than any of the Canon lens. Unfortunately, repair to that lens was not an option, so it was time to go shopping. There are a number of difficult-to-distinguish-between choices in UWA lens.
Summary: This lens seems to be really solid. I like the zoom range. The extremely wide angle of 16mm is necessary at times, but like all wide angles you get distortion which is the nature of the beast. So I really like 20mm because it reduces some of that. 35mm is my personal favorite probably because of the shallower depth of field. Love the 2.8! I really don't have any complaints except the price.
Summary: When you need a solid wide angle lens, look no further than the 16-35mm f/2.8L! This glass is fast, durable and versatile. I have used it indoors in low light, outside in harsh conditions and have not been let down by the lens or its performance yet.