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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III Coming in 2016

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More details have been leaked online for the next L lens from Canon which could be named as EF 16-35mm f/2.8 Mark III lens.

According to latest Canon rumors, the lens will be coming along with a new EOS 1D X Mark II pro-body in early 2016 or EOS 5D Mark IV in Spring of 2016.

The next “L” lens from Canon will be a fast wide-angle zoom lens with a bright aperture of f/2.8. The candidate for this lens might be the long rumored EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III.

EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III could be Announced with 1D X Mark II or 5D Mark IV

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

The new Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens is in the works and that it would be a very good alternative to the recently launched EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens. The rumored fast wide angle zoom lens also required which is expected to be lighter, cheaper and easier to use than the EF 11-24 f/4L too.

Event and indoor photographers would be very happy with wider focal length version, but the question is the price of this lens. Currently Canon’s first ultra-wide L-series EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens which feature image stabilisation is priced for $1,199.

Below are rumored features of EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens:

  • Slightly longer and a bit heavier than old version
  • Retain the 82mm filter thread diameter
  • Weather sealing, durability and optics will get obvious improvements
  • The lens hood will also be unique to the new lens
  • No chance of IS making its way into the lens

via: CR