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Ultra wide-angle Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM
The high performance, fixed aperture, Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM lens combines excellent optical performance with flexibility, making it ideal for landscapes, architectural shots, photo journalism, travel and general use – delivering clear, sharp, expansive images with very little distortion.
The L-series is Canon’s flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Constant f/4 aperture
The Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM is ideal for use in a wide range of light conditions, the f/4 maximum aperture stays constant over the full focal-length range, so there is no variation in shutter speed or ISO when zooming.
Sharp images with 4-stop Image Stabilizer
The Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM delivers steady shots in all situations, particularly when shooting handheld in low light or at the macro setting. The lens incorporates Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer technology and automatically detects normal shooting or panning motion, switching to the IS mode optimal for either situation.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Full-time manual override lets you fine tune focus without leaving AF mode.
Smooth background blur
A 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel – so your foreground subjects stand out sharply against beautiful, smooth background blur.
Superb image quality
The Canon EF 16-35mm f4L IS USM incorporates three aspherical elements to ensure corner-to-corner sharpness and clarity throughout the focal range. Two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations. Super Spectra Coating ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera’s sensor. Fluorine coatings prevent dust and water droplets sticking to front and rear lens elements to help ensure optimum image quality.
0.28m minimum focusing distance
With only a 0.28m focusing distance through the entire zoom range, you can get closer to your subjects and still enjoy a wide field of view.
Non-rotating front element
Easily attach 77mm filters thanks to the non-rotating front element.
|Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)||98° – 54°,|
74°10′ – 38°,
108°10′ – 63°
|Lens construction (elements/groups)||16/12|
|No. of diaphragm blades||9|
|Closest focussing distance (m)||0.28|
|Maximum magnification (x)||0.23x (at 35mm)|
|AF actuator||Ring USM¹|
|Filter diameter (mm)||77|
|Max. diameter x length (mm)||82.6 x 112.8|
|Lens cap||E-77 II|
|Rear cap||Lens Dust Cap E|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II||0.63-0.36¹|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II||1.12-0.80¹|
|Extender Compatiblity||Not Compatible|
|Other Accessories||Close-up lens 500D, tele only – 0.07 to 0.28x|
Gelatin Filter Holder IV for full telephoto only
|AF actuator||¹ Full time Manual focus|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF12 II||¹ Not Compatible at wide angles|
|Magnification w/ Extension Tube EF25 II||¹ Not Compatible at wide angles|
- * Tested under CIPA standards
- ** Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount.
- This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.