The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L II delivers superb image quality in a practical ultra-wide zoom range. This lens is often used by hire customers for landscape and event work, however can easily serve as a general purpose walk around lens. The 16-35mm L series is a high performance ultrawide with an f/2.8 maximum aperture allowing the lens to be useful in low light scenarios whilst offering shallow depth of field focus control. The optical design has been improved to offer better edge-to-edge image quality over the previous version.. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Its ultrasonic motor (USM) and improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus faster and quieter. Precise manual focus is supported even in One Shot AF mode and a truly round aperture results in pleasing background blur.
All of the “L” lenses deliver optical performance equal to similar fixed focal lengths lenses and provide tight seal structures for dust and water resistance. Distortions and aberrations are remarkably small for a lens of such amazing capabilities. An included petal-style lens hood keeps unwanted light from entering the lens and causing flare and it offers a degree of protection against impact and the elements.
- Ultra-low dispersion glass and three high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo minimize aberrations and improve overall image quality.
- A ring-type Ultrasonic motor (USM) provides quiet, fast, precision auto focusing and predictive tracking.
- Full-time manual focus override (even in AF mode) is supported.
- Circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics.