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Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L III USM EF Lens

Highlights

  • Lens is suitable for: Canon EOS APS-C (EF-S) & Full Frame (EF)
  • Fitting: Canon EF/EFs
  • ZOOM
  • Wide ZOOM
  • Filter Size: 82mm

Product code: C1635 (4549292037722)

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Canon 16-35mm f2.8 L III USM EF Lens

£2,199.00

RRP £2,349 (SAVE £150.00)

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Product Details

The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is an indispensable ultra wide-angle zoom lens for professional and enthusiast photographers who demand superlative operation and performance, in virtually any condition. Its 16-35mm focal range provides superb control of perspective, helping you capture pictures and movies with amazing, dramatic compositions limited only by your imagination.

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/22
  • Three Aspherical and Two UD Elements
  • SWC, Air Sphere, and Fluorine Coatings
  • Ring-Type Ultrasonic Motor AF System
  • Weather-Sealed Construction
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Combining outstanding image quality, a fast, constant aperture and a rugged design, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM delivers eye-catching results whether capturing detailed, nuanced landscapes, dramatic interiors and much more. Both still and moving images can be captured with consistent edge-to-edge sharpness, improved peripheral illumination and reduced distortion at extreme wide angles - especially important when using SLR cameras with full-frame sensors.

Engineered with high-resolution photography and videography in mind, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM provides the optical performance necessary for critical applications, while delivering the renowned function and feel you've come to expect from Canon's celebrated L-series lenses.

High-performance L-series ultra-wide-angle zoom lens with constant f/2.8 maximum aperture.

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM has a bright constant maximum aperture of f/2.8, which provides superb control over depth of field and the ability to maintain the same aperture throughout the zoom range. This is particularly helpful when shooting outdoors at dusk or in inclement weather, or indoors in dimly lit rooms. At f/2.8, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM offers a bright view when composing images using the camera’s viewfinder.

All-new optical design for significant improvements in outer and corner sharpness.

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM features a new optical design engineered to deliver images of remarkable clarity and depth – a magnificent complement to the large, high-resolution sensors in the SLRs favored by today’s advanced photographers. It employs two large-diameter double-surface GMo lenses plus a ground aspherical lens to help decrease distortion, curvature of field and astigmatism. Two UD lenses help to reduce chromatic aberration, leading to precise color rendition, accurate edge-to-edge detail plus excellent contrast throughout the lens’s zoom range. This means sharp landscapes, reduced distortion in the edges of the frame and an overall improvement in image quality no matter the subject.

Subwavelength Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC) help to significantly reduce flare and ghosting.

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM features both Subwavelength Coatings (SWC) and Air Sphere Coatings (ASC) on its lens elements to help combat reflections, flare and ghosting, and deliver clean images with reduced aberrations from reflected light. Subwavelength Coatings help prevent reflections by arranging an array of wedge-shaped nanostructures on the lens’s surface that are smaller than the wavelength of visible light and are able to help control reflection and flare. Air Sphere Coating technology puts an ultra-low refractive layer on the lens element designed to significantly reduce both flare and ghosting. These coatings, in concert with the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM’s overall optical formula, help to deliver a clean image to the camera’s sensor, which can decrease the need for post-production.

Highly resistant to dust and water intrusion, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions.

Befitting an L-series lens, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is built to endure photography and moviemaking in even the harshest conditions*. It features a dust- and water-resistant construction on the switch panel, the zoom and focus rings, and on the lens mount, helping to prevent dust and moisture from interfering with operation. When outfitted with a Canon filter, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is supremely dust- and water-resistant.

Circular aperture (9 blades) helps deliver beautiful, soft backgrounds.

Thanks to its 9-blade, circular aperture, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is capable of gorgeous, evocative out-of-focus areas and soft backgrounds throughout its zoom range. Its f/2.8 maximum aperture enables shallow depth of field, which is often difficult to achieve with ultra wide-angle lenses and lenses with small maximum apertures. By delivering an incredible level of control over background blur, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM helps you define the mood of your image, creating impactful photos and videos.

Inner focusing, ring USM, high-speed CPU and optimized AF algorithms for fast and accurate autofocusing.

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM is engineered to provide fast, accurate operation for efficient performance across the board. It features a high-performance control CPU that drives Canon’s quick inner focusing with ring USM for quick starts and stops. Plus, it’s programmed with optimized AF algorithms that help achieve fast, accurate focus and maintain it consistently.

Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM offers complete manual control, even when AF is engaged, with a simple twist of the lens’s focus ring. Additionally, full-time manual focus means it’s easy to achieve and maintain focus manually, which can be especially handy when shooting video or composing still images on an SLR’s screen.

Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces helps reduce smears and fingerprints.

To help maintain a clean lens, even after multiple lens changes in sub-optimal conditions, the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L III USM has a specially designed non-stick fluorine coating on its front and rear surfaces. This fluorine coating helps prevent dust, water, oil and other surface residue like fingerprints from sticking to the lens, resulting in quick and easy wiping, without the use of solvents.

Product Reviews

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Full-frame coverage, Strong image quality, Easy to use, Durable, Image quality
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Photography BLOG

The new Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is an outstanding but also very expensive ultra-wide-angle zoom lens that will appeal most to landscape, reportage and wedding photographers looking for a well-built, weather-proof optic with the main advantage of a fast and constant f/2.8 aperture for...

LensTip.com

After testing this lens you would want to shout ‘finally!’. It took three versions of the 16-35 mm f/2.8 lens in order to get the proof Canon is able to design such an instrument.

DP Review

The updated Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III offers some incredible performance wide open at 16mm. It's one of the sharpest wide angle zoom lens options on the market. Many of the issues such as coma, chromatic aberration and corner sharpness have all been addressed in this update and the results are...

PC Magazine

The latest version of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens is its best take on an f/2.8 wide zoom yet.

Digital Camera World

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM III ‘trinity’ zoom is a major overhaul...

The Digital Picture

This is a lens that may replace a prime lens in your kit (raises hand). Or, perhaps several of them. Immediately after becoming available, the 16-35mm f/4L IS lens took on such an important role in my kit that I've been contemplating the purchase of a second copy of it ever since.

Photodo

Canon 16-35mm L lenses have an enviable reputation for quality and we now have the latest incarnation as the Mk III version. With a useful f/2.8 constant aperture and ultra-wide 16mm focal length this would be a versatile lens for much general work, including architecture, weddings and reportage.

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Canon

I bought this because I had the 24-105mm L lens and wasn't that happy with its sharpness or performance, especially at its widest angle. I am delighted that the 16-35mm seems to have wonderful sharpness as well as giving me that extra width. (I'm a landscape photographer).

Clifton Cameras
Canon

Great lens for what I use it for, mainly football stadiums and landscapes. Glad to get that wider angle that I need.

Clifton Cameras
Canon

I traded in my 24-70 zoom for this lens, am though my other lens for very good, this is even better, especially for wide angle close ups, it's superb. Obviously I use it with my full frame SLR and it's a great match.

Canon

I am a wide angle photographer, I Love Capturing the surroundings in a very symmetrical way, so I purchased this after market 14mm, its a hit and miss not so happy, I also have the canon 16-35mm 4.0 that I liked.

B&H Photo

I have owned every version of this Canon lens and this newest version is an ENTIRELY different animal. I am floored by how well it performs. I used to cringe at the thought of having to shoot a double page spread with the Mk II.

Crutchfield

This is an incredible lens. I haven't had the opportunity to try the previous-generation models. Even at 16mm, the vignetting is very muted, and what little there is adds to the look of the photos. I'm extremely pleased.

Canon

This is a great lens. I previously had a 3rd party 14mm for wide angle use that I rarely used because of poor picture quality. First day using this, photos were colorful and sharp corner to corner.

B&H Photo

Ive been wanting this lens for a long time. The holiday sale was inspiration to pull the trigger and make the investment now. Im so happy I did! I used it during a holiday party and there was no visible distortion, people look beautiful, and I could go around the room getting large happy groups of...

Excellent lens from Canon and really good price and very good service from Camera World.

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