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

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

Premium image quality from an ultra-wide angle zoom lens that also features an f/2.8 maximum aperture, for an accomplished low-light performance.

Benefits

  • Versatile collection of wide-angle focal lengths
  • Premium image quality
  • Fast constant aperture
  • Durable L-series construction
  • Advanced autofocus

Detailed Features

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Versatile collection of wide-angle focal lengths


A range of wide-angle focal lengths, from extreme to moderate, in a single high-performance zoom lens.
Well suited to landscape, architecture and interiors photography, when you need to include more in the frame and create dramatic perspective.
A superb choice for photojournalists working up close and personal, for an immersive look and feel.

Premium image quality


Advanced optical construction delivers superb sharpness and very low levels of optical distortion. Two large-diameter double-surface aspherical GMo lenses and a single ground aspherical lens provide high image quality across the entire zoom range.
Two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lens elements tackle chromatic aberration, virtually eliminating coloured fringing.
The use of SubWavelength structure Coating and Air Sphere Coating prevents flare and ghosting when shooting into the light.

Fast constant aperture


Large f/2.8 maximum aperture at all zoom positions, ideal for photojournalists shooting hand-held in low levels of available light.
The lens’s constant aperture stays fixed as the lens is zoomed, so your exposures won’t change as you recompose a scene.
A circular 10-bladed aperture diaphragm ensures that out-of-focus backgrounds retain a smooth look and feel.

Durable L-series construction


Weather sealing protects against dust and moisture, giving you confidence to keep shooting even when conditions get tough.
L-series construction inspires confidence, and is designed to withstand the rigours of professional use.
Fluorine coatings help prevent dirt from sticking to lens elements and make them easier to clean.

Advanced autofocus


A ring-type USM motor and high-performance CPU ensure noticeably faster focusing.
Full-time manual focus override allows adjustments to focusing without having to switch modes or bring the camera away from your eye.

Product specification

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