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

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The ultra-wide Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L Series zoom lens offers Canon’s finest image quality in combination with a useful constant maximum aperture of f/2.8 for low light shooting, plus full time manual focus override. For added refinement there is a circular aperture for smoothness to areas not in focus.

To expand on the detail of optical quality, this 16-35mm lens uses three aspherical elements for edge-to-edge sharpness, plus two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements that just about eliminate chromatic aberration, or colour fringing. This is all good but of course you need to be sure that flare and ghosting effects do not spoil your images, and to this end Canon have used their Super Spectra lens coatings which also maintain an excellent colour balance.

As well as having the best optical quality from the Canon stable, their professional L-Series lenses also have dust and moisture resistance so you can use them out and about without worrying about exposure to the elements.

Autofocus is super fast and quiet thanks to the Ring-type USM (Ultrasonic motor) which has excellent holding torque for quick focus without overshoot, and has full-time manual focus override enabled to allow you to manually focus in autofocus mode whenever you choose. Additionally, this lens passes E-TTL II distance information to compatible cameras and flashguns for advanced synchronisation.


  • Angle of view (diagonal): 108º 10' - 63º
  • Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups
  • No. of diaphragm blades: 7
  • Minimum aperture: f22
  • Closest focusing distance: 0.28m
  • Maximum magnification: 0.22x (at 35mm
  • Distance information: Yes
  • Image stabilizer: No
  • AF actuator: Ring USM
  • Filter diameter: 82mm
  • Max. diameter x length: 88.5 x 111.6mm
  • Weight: 635g
  • Lens hood: EW-88
  • Soft case: LP1319


Bag/Case size (not supplied) Lens Case 2
Lens Hood Compatibility Fitting EW-83J
Dimensions for Lenses 88.5 x 111.6mm
Weight (g) 635
Type Zoom
Type Wide Angle
Lens Fitting Canon AF, Canon EF-S
Focusing Auto
Filter - Size 82mm