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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens is a High Performance Ultra Wide-Angle “L” Masterpiece, for those who Demand the Very Best Optical Performance ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐📍

May 14, 2013

Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens is a High Performance Ultra Wide-Angle “L” Masterpiece, for those who must have the Very Best Optical Performance

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle L-series lens. The optical design has been improved (this is a version II lens) to offer better edge-to-edge image quality. In addition, it features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo. Improved AF algorithms will help the lens to focus extremely fast and quiet.

WE have added this lens to our 5D Mark III kit… love the ultra-wide perspective on this Full Frame camera… makes for wonderful video perspectives too.

Canon’s EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens delivers amazing Color Saturation, Sharp focus and Resolution. I am one of those that must have the lens with the Very Best Optical Performance. We truly love this lens for many imaging venues where an Wide to Ultra-Wide perspective is desired. With lens is mounted onto Canon’s 5D Mark III, the combination is stunning with the 5D3’s full-frame imager.

⚫ All of the “L” lenses deliver optical performance equal to similar fixed focal lengths lenses, and the USM lenses do this with silent, high-speed focusing. Distortions and aberrations are remarkably small for a lens of such amazing capabilities.

⚫ Entirely internal focusing and zooming movement. Ring-type USM provides ultra-quiet, super-fast, precision auto focusing and predictive tracking. Full-time manual focus override (even in AF mode). Circular aperture diaphragm produces brilliant out-of-focus characteristics. Lens shade/hood and front and rear lens caps are included.

⚫ Broaden your perspective with the Canon EF 16-35mm ultra-wide-angle zoom lens. Specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that meets the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers alike, the lens lets you bring more area into focus while providing greater depth of field.

⚫ The lens features three high-precision aspherical lens elements–ground, replica, and GMo–that produce even better image quality than the original Canon EF 16-35mm USM lens. The circular aperture, meanwhile, produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other details include internal focusing, a ring-type ultra-sonic monitor (USM), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing. The lens carries a one-year warranty.

✔ Focal length: 16-35mm

✔ Maximum aperture: f/2.8

✔ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups

✔ Diagonal angle of view: 108 degrees (at 10 feet) to 63 degrees

✔ Focus adjustment: AF with full-time manual

✔ Closest focusing distance: 0.92 feet

✔ Filter size: 82mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter

✔ Dimensions: 3.5 inches in diameter, 4.4 inches long

✔ Weight: 1.41 pounds

Product Name: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Autofocus Lens . Author: JimW.

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Available Retail Price is Discounted to: $ 1,460 for a limited time. (Mfg. Suggested Retail Price: $1,839.)

The Key for Interpreting MTF Charts, Modulation Transfer Function Charts: Recall, the higher Up the chart a line is, the higher the contrast, and that 0 to 20 across the bottom scale represents the distsance in millimeters from the center of the lens to its edge. Ignoring the dotted vs. dashed lines for the moment. Here is some guidance in reading MTF Charts:

✔ The higher UP the chart the 10 LPM line is (the thick lines), the higher the contrast reproduction capability of the lens will be.

✔ The higher UP the chart the 30 LPM line is (the thin lines), the higher the resolving power and thus subjective sharpness of the lens will be.

✔ The solid black lines show the lens wide open, f2.8 the maximum aperture.

✔ The solid blue lines show the lens stopped down to exactly f/8 for all lenses.

✔ The closer each paired-sets of solid-lines are to each other within the pair, the better the performance of the lens when used at its maximum aperture of f2.8 for this particular lens.

✔ The closer the the dotted and dashed line-pairs on the MTF chart, are to each other, the more pleasing the Bokeh of the lens. Meridonial and sagital lines are also used used to evaluate astigmatism distortion and field curvature.

✔ The very best performing lenses will have the Black and the Blue lines closer together. The further apart the Black and Blue lines are, the lens would be of lesser overall performance

✔ The lens whose thick lines (10 LPM) are above 0.8 (or 80%) on the chart should be regarded as having excellent image quality. Values above 0.6 (or 60%) is regarded as “satisfactory”. Line-values below 0.6 (or 60%) may be considered below satisfactory.

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