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

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is a premium quality ultra-wide angle zoom lens, with a constant f/2.8 maximum aperture, for the highest image quality possible even in low light conditions.

Great lens for:

Landscape

Photograph sweeping views from hillsides and seascapes to city landmarks and urban landscapes.

Low light

Even when conditions aren’t ideal, clearly capture nightlife, firework displays, darker interiors and more.

Architecture

Find beauty in structure and bring imposing monuments and sweeping cityscapes to life.

 

Premium image quality

Large-diameter double-surface Glass Moulded (GMo) lenses and Ultra Low Dispersion help to significantly improve image distortion and reduce chromatic aberration. While Advanced Air Sphere and SubWavelength coating work to combat ghosting and flare, so you can shoot with confidence in environments with unflattering lighting.

Fast constant aperture

A large,  f/2.8 aperture allows you to make the most of available light, while a 9 bladed circular aperture diaphragm helps to deliver stunning depth of field.

Durable L-series construction

The robust, durable, weather sealed construction of EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM helps it to withstand the rigours of professional use.

Advanced autofocus

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM features a ring-type USM motor and high-performance CPU, which work to ensure faster focusing. 

Should I upgrade?

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM replaces the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM and is set to define new image quality standards for ultra-wide angle zooms.

Optical System

Newly designed optics delivers stunning sharpness right across the frame. A re-designed 5 group zoom mechanism that improves vibration and shock resistant levels.

9 bladed aperture

In comparison to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM 7 bladed circular aperture, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM contains 9 bladed circular aperture diaphragm, that allows you to create beautifully soft background focus.

Lens coatings

Subwavelength and Air Sphere coating, help to prevent ghosting and flare from effecting your images.

 

Specifications

Filter diameter (mm)

82

Max. diameter x length (mm)

88.5 x 127.5

Weight (g)

790

Specifications in detail

Optical Features/Specifications

Image Size

-

35mm film equivalent focal length (mm)

-

Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)

98° - 54°,
74°10' - 38°,
108°10' - 63°

Lens construction (elements/groups)

16/11

No. of diaphragm blades

9

Minimum aperture

22

Minimum focussing distance (m)

0.28

Maximum magnification (x)

0.25 (at 35mm)

Distance Information

Yes

Image stabilizer

-

AF actuator

Ring USM1

Accessories

Lens cap

E-82II

Lens hood

EW-88D

Lens case/pouch

LP1222

Rear cap

Lens Dust Cap E

Magnification with Extension Tube EF12 II

0.65 at Tele (Not compatible at Wide)

Magnification with Extension Tube EF25 II

1.14 at Tele (Not compatible at Wide)

Extender Compatiblity

Not Compatible

Other Accessories

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  1. Full time Manual focus
  2. Lenses with dust/moisture resistance are fitted with a rubber ring on the lens mount which may cause sligth abrasion of the camera mount. This in no way effects either the lens or camera performance.
  3. A Canon Protect Filter (sold separately) must be mounted to ensure adequate dust and drip resistance.