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

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM

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Overall 8
8.0

Really nice lens

Nn123, Amazon
3 February 2014
  • Summary: I bought this as a gift for one of my close family members. He loved it. Great product in good price.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good

bradical1178, Ebay
1 November 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Solid lens

Meredith, Amazon
8 October 2012
  • Summary: I chose this lens for my 7D over the 16-35 II and the much-loved EF-S 17-55. The 16-35 II is obviously way more expensive. I chose it over the 17-55 due to the build quality and the extra mm, I already have the 36-55 range covered at 2.8, and the fact that I found an amazing deal on it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Canon 16-35 F2.8L

2go4deals, Ebay
4 March 2011
  • Summary: Great wide angle lens, definite improvement over older EF 17-35 F2.8. All metal body, smooth, fast, quiet operation, better optics than 17-40. Great value compared to 16-35 F2.8L II. Of these four Canon wide angle lenses this one has the best cost/performance bang for the buck.
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Overall 8
8.0

great relatively low light lens

lets_go_blue, Ebay
10 October 2010
  • Summary: great lens. i got mine used and my only gripe about it is that it feels like there is a 'grain of sand' in the mechanism. it doesn't affect performance at all. i only notice it if i take the zoom to either extreme and then turn the focus ring further.
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Overall 8
8.0

Overrated & Overpriced

ddoy2k, Ebay
9 May 2010
  • Summary: Personally, I think these "L" lenses are overrated and overpriced. Sure, they deliver better and sharper images and nice blurry backgrounds than the non "L" lenses shooting in well lighted conditions.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazing Lens

O. Chew, Amazon
4 May 2010
  • Summary: I'm a wedding photographer and own this lens (Version 1) plus the 24-70 f2.8 L. In my opinion, this lens is sharper than 24-70 in the middle part of the image. I can understand the vignetting for this kind of ultra wide angle lens but the flare is quite severe and the softening on the sides is not...
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

James Wei, Fredmiranda
18 March 2009
  • Conclusion: A zoom that I had more than 10 years. Despite its weakness in unsharp corners and poor flare performance, the zoom provides convinience and reliability when it comes to travel photography. My image gallery of 16-35/2.8 http://www.roentarre.com/Gallery.aspx?
  • Pros: Fast zoom with versatility
  • Cons: Unsharp corners even stopping down
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

LennartW, Fredmiranda
15 January 2009
  • Conclusion: As it is always: you get what you pay for. And if you buy this lens, you know what you want and you get what you want. On a documentary, this is the lens I would use straight out of the bag. It is good for sports because it has the two key facts: F2.8 and a fast focus.
  • Pros: Light, Small, Fast, F2.8
  • Cons: Tends to have soft corners
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

terminator, Fredmiranda
20 November 2008
  • Conclusion: My copy is second hand. I noticed immediately that it is very soft at 35mm - softer than any of my other L zooms such as 24-70L, 24-105L, 70-200L f/2.8 IS. Stopping down to f/5.6 or f/8 does not help much.
  • Pros: build, 16mm, size, f/2.8
  • Cons: soft at 35mm
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