Canon has announced the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM wide angle zoom lens on May 12. First detailed reviews now available online from several photography sites.
You can find full reviews for the new Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens at PhotographyBlog, Photozone and The Digital Picture websites. See their conclusions below. Also DigitalRevTV posted a Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens hands-on review.
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM has an optical structure includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements to minimise chromatic aberration. This is the Canon’s first ultra-wide L-series lens to feature image stabilisation.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Reviews
From Photozone review :
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 USM L IS is definitely a step forward for Canon. The lens is capable of delivering an impressive performance throughout most of the range but especially between 16-24mm. The center quality is stellar here and the borders and even corners are sharp. It can’t really reach the same level of peak performance at 35mm but it’s no slouch either here. Canon has mastered the handling of lateral CAs – while not completely absent, they are low unless the contrast change is really extreme. The vignetting is typical for a lens in this class so you have to live with visible light falloff at f/4 especially at 16mm. Image distortions can be disturbing at 16mm but if needed you can apply auto-correction in the more popular RAW converters.
From The-Digital-Picture review :
Canon’s ultra-wide angle zoom lenses have long been very good performers. I have them and use them, but I was never overly excited by them – until now. The focal length range is not new and the max aperture in this range was already covered by another high quality lens.
From The PhotographyBlog review :
If you can afford the hefty price-tag then we can highly recommend the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM as an excellent wide-angle zoom lens for Canon full-frame DSLR owners.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Hands-on Review
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Price
The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens price is $1,199.00. The wide-angle lens is available from the camera stores below.
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