Canon EF 16–35mm lens

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The Canon EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM II lens with its included EW-88 hood

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM lens is a professional wide-angle lens made by Canon Inc. It replaced the EF 17–35mm f/2.8L USM lens, which had itself replaced the EF 20–35 f/2.8L lens.

The lens has an EF mount to work with the EOS line of cameras. Other than the front element, it is sealed against dust and water, and features a diaphragm which remains nearly circular from f/2.8 to f/5.6.[1]

The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L USM was replaced by the EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM early in 2007. The main change saw the lens adopt a new optical design featuring 16 elements in 12 groups.[2] Other changes include a 35g increase in weight, a larger 82mm filter diameter and a longer length.[3]

The new model II lens has garnered favorable to excellent reviews, and has been used in independent feature films like Marianne which was shot using a Canon EOS 7D.[4][5][6][7][8]


Attribute f/2.8L USM f/2.8L II USM
Image Canon 16-35 L IMG 0157.JPG Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM II.jpg
Key features
Full-frame compatible Yes
Image stabilizer No
Environmental Sealing Yes
Ultrasonic Motor Yes
L-series Yes
Diffractive Optics No
Technical data
Aperture (max–min) f/2.8–f/22
Construction 10 groups / 14 elements 12 groups / 16 elements
# of diaphragm blades 7
Closest focusing distance .28 Meters / 1.02 feet
Max. magnification 0.22x
Horizontal viewing angle 98°–54°
Diagonal viewing angle 108°10'–63°
Vertical viewing angle 74°10'–38°
Physical data
Weight 600 g / 1.3 lb 640 g / 1.4 lb
Maximum diameter 83.5 mm / 3.28" 88.5 mm / 3.48"
Length 103 mm / 4.05" 111.6 mm / 4.39"
Filter diameter 77mm 82mm
Lens hood EW-83E EW-88
Retail information
Release date September 2001 April 2007
Currently in production? No Yes
MSRP US$ $1,939 (230,000 yen) $1,699

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The EF 16–35mm f/2.8L II USM is Canon's top-end ultra-wide zoom.


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