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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Review and Test Results

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DxOMark has posted their test results for the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens. They reviewed Canon’s first ultra-wide L-series lens to feature image stabilisation, which is currently priced for $1,199. They say the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens is generally a good performer.

The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens achieves a high ranking for an ultra-wide angle lens with DxOMark score of 22 points. The lens produce high image performance and tested with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR camera.

The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens has an optical structure includes two Ultra-low Dispersion (UD) elements to minimise chromatic aberration.

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Here is the comparison table of EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM vs EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM vs EF 17-40mm f/4L USM.


From DxOMark Conclusion:

With a DxOMark score of 22 points the Canon EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM is generally a good performer. It has good peak sharpness, particularly in the center at 16mm from f/4 onwards, reasonable transmission of 4.5Tstops and low vignetting, though it’s still noticeable wide-open, particularly in the extreme corners at 16mm and more generally in the periphery at 35mm. Sharpness varies throughout the zoom range, as you might expect with a zoom but thanks to some curvature of field this lens has a rather complicated optical performance. At 28mm the lens has somewhat soft corners at full aperture, a marked increase in sharpness across the field at f/5.6 and then at f/8 a return to the lower edge performance seen at f/4. Geometry is good though (particularly at 20mm); there’s no difficult to correct moustache type distortion, only some barrel distortion at 16mm and slight pincushion from 24mm.

Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens Price and Availability

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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