Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens - U.S.A. Warranty

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

This Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Bundle comes with: Pro Optic 82mm Digital Essentials Filter Kit, Adorama Cleaning Kit and a New Leaf PLUS 1yr Lens Warranty ( $124.85 Value) and Shipping is free! .

• The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide angle Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers.

It features 3 high-precision different types of aspherical lens elements such as ground, replica and GMo. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Monitor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet auto-focusing.

The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is commonly used for General purpose, Landscape/scenery, Landscape photography, Low light, Macro photography, Night photography, Special effects, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife, Wildlife photos and more.The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Enthusiast, Photo enthusiast, Professional, Pro photographer, Semi-professional, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Easy to clean, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (93),Strong construction (72),Durable (67),Consistent output (56),Easily interchangeable (56),Rugged (47),Lightweight (32),Nice bokeh (25),Sharp (5),Easy to clean (4)
Heavy (13),Pricey / poor value (5),Pricey but worth it (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (63),Low light (41),Night photography (39),Weddings (28),General purpose (16),Sports/action (15),Landscape photography (14),Video (11),Wildlife photos (8),Macro photography (7),Special effects (7),Wildlife (6) Upgrade (3) View All
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (31),Semi-pro photographer (23),Pro photographer (17),Enthusiast (8),Professional (8),Casual photographer (5),Semi-professional (5)

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

  • Focal Length & Maximum Aperture is 16-35mm & f/2.8
  • Lens Construction is 16 elements in 12 groups.
  • Diagonal Angle of View is a Wide 108°10' - 63°.
  • Focus Adjustment is AF with full time manual.
  • Closest Focusing Distance is 0.92 ft. / 0.28m.
  • Filter Size is 82mm, Pitch = 0.75mm / 1 filter.
  • Max. Diameter x Length is 3.5 in. x 4.4 in. / 88.5mm x 111.6mm

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

Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
16-35mm f/2.8
Lens Construction
16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
Focus Adjustment
AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance
0.92 ft./0.28m
Filter Size
82mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter
Max. Diameter x Length
3.5 in. x 4.4 in./ 88.5mm x 111.6mm
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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review



I saw tons of reviews and did my research on this one. As a hobbyist I was having a hard time justifying the cost, but I'm glad I made the purchase. The quality of images I brought back from my latest trip to Yellowstone and the Tetons was something I've never been able to achieve before.


Most Liked Negative Review


Canon 16-35 mm L II E-

I purchased a refurbished 1D MK III from Adorama and was ecstatic. I purchased an "E-", a used 16-35 mm L II from Adorama, no hood, no bag, generic poor fitting front of lens cap (these items are included with a new purchase. I won't be buying used from Adorama again (refurbished or new only)

Reviewed by 106 customers


Time for Landscape Photography


from Atlanta

Hey All Always I used to go with my Great Combo 5dm3 with 70-200 ii which is always giving me the "WOW" pictures. But for long time I was not happy with wide angle focal length with 24-105/24-70 2.8 ii/16-35 2.8 Then later I bought this lens after seeing the paper configuration and it blows me away :). Yes its very sharp @ 24-35mm but 16-23 is acceptable and not bad. If you want to feel the meaning of Sharpness what I refer here, please see the image I have attached here. Just make sure to use proper filters to get professional grade shots. Now its time for Landscape Photography, Go with Confidence...


Love this lens


from Orlando, Fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Suprisingly low distortion and chroma shifts for such a wide lens. Great for astro photography. It's a bit on the large size but that can be expected, fast af, profiles available with adobe and its quite sharp for something that is so wide.


very good wide angle lens with IS


from UT

i usually use prime lens and i love the big aperture this is the non prime lens i have purchased and it's so far so good i used it for landscape and it's good for traveling




from Upland California

This lens is absolutely awesome. I had to be really be careful to not get too close to the edge of places and had to be aware to keep my feet out of the shot. Every shot was razor sharp using a 6D.


Love this lens


from Cashmere

Great landscape lens nice and sharp. You get what you pay for this is not a cheep lens but it is a great one.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Outstanding Lens!


from Nashville

I'm a hobbyist. My go-to camera has been a Nikon D-7000 with an AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II...a good one-lens solution for traveling. Recently, however, received a full-frame Canon 6D with an EF 24-105 f4L IS USM lens as a retirement gift. I used it exclusively on a trip to Japan and was very impressed with the performance of both the camera and lens. More than anything, however, the wider view with the 6D's full-frame sensor vs. the D7000's crop sensor was an eye-opener. I stared researching articles on wide angle photography and after seeing examples of photos taken with 16mm and wider lenses, I wanted one but it had to have image stabilization. Fortunately, Canon came out with the EF 16-35 f4L with Image Stabilization and the reviews were glowing. I ordered one from Adorama and it came with a clear filter, lens cap tether, lens cleaning kit and lens wrap for the same price as the lens by itself. It arrived just in time for our Alaskan cruise. We arrived a couple days early to enjoy the city of Vancouver and I took the opportunity to take photos around Canada Place and the Convention Center using the 16-35 exclusively. At the Olympic Torches, instead of zooming I set the lens to 16mm and looked through the viewfinder and walked toward the torches until it filled the frame. I looked down I was literally three feet from the edge of the pool! I took photos of the torches from different angles and they turned out great. I went back later at night and recreated the angles and they turned out great too. During the cruise, I used the 16-35mm 90% of the time to capture the close quarters of the ship and the many magnificent Alaskan vistas. At 35mm, it took great-looking stitched panoramas. A very high percentage of my photos came out sharp as tacks which thrilled me to no end. The EF 16-35 f4L IS USM is an amazing lens and it suits my needs and expectations perfectly.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Perfect Landscape and Architecture Lense


from Denver

I've just had this lense for about 3 weeks and haven't gotten to use it to it's full potential but so far I m loving it. Bonus, it doesn't feel that heavy to me and I'm 5'2". It takes very sharp pictures and focuses quickly. You can also get very close to objects (~12") which is very nice. No cons here!


Superb product for photo enthusiasts


from Vienna, VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

This lens is fast and offers a wide range for landscape as well as indoor photography. With this lens, I now have 3 Canon lenses to cover full range of circumstances.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Best Wide Angle


from Saint Joseph, MI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I bought this lens for the Canon 5DM3 with the purpose of capturing wedding parties. This wide angle is great and you can capture a very wide patch even standing close to the target.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


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


from Miami  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I just received this product and its built for work. Getting used to it for now. Shooting landscape, experimenting with close-ups. This thing is well worth the money spent.


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Kevin B  I have the T3i.... I have ready every review, answer and other responses to these lenses... I can't come a decision yet.. Which one is the better option for landscape shots - the 10-22mm, 17-40mm, or 16-35mm? Thx in advance Kevin
DENNIS M  Kevin, I have a Canon 16-35 and can truly say it is an amazing lens and is my choice hands down of the lenses you mentioned, although a bit pricey. Looking at the other choices, you have the 17-40 which is similar in focal length, and the 10-22 which is more in the fisheye category. The 16-35 gives you a depth of field that is phenomenal which allows low angle landscape shots with practically everything in focus. It is also great when shooting architectural (indoor and outdoors) due to its wide angle as well as portraits. I have used it with both a 5D MKII and a 7D with excellent results even though you effectively have a 26-56mm lens when you use it on the 7D (Not a full frame sensor). You may want to check on the sensor size for the T3i. Another fine option would be the Canon EF 17-55. I own one of these also and it is a great lens. It is not an "L" lens, but it has rave reviews from just about everyone that has one, including me. It has a nice wide angle, but a little more reach on the high end. It is a real fine landscape, portrait and overall "Keep it on the camera" walkaround lens. Tack sharp focus. And it is a lot less expensive and not quite as heavy. Please give the 17-55 some serious consideration. You won't be sorry you did. With your camera and its sensor size, that would be the most bang for the buck in my opinion. Hope this helps. Denny Mangum Novice, but lovin' it!
Melissa O  Looking to upgrade to the Canon 5D MarkII . Is this a good lens for it? Would be used for low light group photos indoors for weddings
BRIAN W  Melissa, Adorama ask me to reply to you as I am a long standing customer and have the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 lens. This is a great lens, very sharp thoghout range. I use it on my 5D mkii and my 1D mkiv and never have had an issue. I shoot about 24 weddings a year both indoors and out, good and bad lighting as well as lots of field assignments for NGO's. This is one of "only" three lenses I use. Brian
Shopper  I am buying the Mark111 and was thinking of getting the 16-35 wide lens I do alot of weddings and need a wide angle and wanting 2.8 for sure for lowlight. Does anyone have any thoughts that might be better or is this a great combo? Thanks Tracy
ROBERT C  I love my 16-35 2.8 but I would go for the 85 prime if I were in your shoes.
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