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Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II

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The Mark II is a very good wide-angle, f/2.8 zoom. The lens is reasonably sharp at the edges and corners and relatively flare resistant. There is a little distortion at extreme wide angle shots, but nothing that isn’t easily corrected in post processing. That being said, if you don’t need the f/2.8 aperture the Canon 17-40 is it’s equal in resolution, perhaps a bit more flare resistant, and far less expensive.

Roger Cicala

Roger's Take

Roger Cicala

President of LensRentals.com

This was a very good wide angle zoom when first introduced. It’s still considered very good, although certainly not the caliber of the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8 lens.

If you’re doing landscape work and shooting at f/4 or higher, the Canon 17-40 will provide every bit as good of an image at a lower cost. If you’re shooting on a crop sensor camera (T3i, 7D), the 17-55 f/2.8 IS EF-S offers nearly as good an image quality, plus the added benefit of image stabilization. If you need to go as wide as you can get, the Canon 14 f/2.8 is wider with better image quality and less distortion. And if you don’t mind a bit more distortion at the wide end and are not concerned about sunlight flaring in the image, the Tokina 16-28mm f/2.8 is at least as sharp as the Canon at a better price.

All of this isn’t meant to sound negative. The Canon 16-35 travels with me everywhere because I need the convenience of a zoom, and sometimes I need f/2.8 on my full-frame. In my mind, the 16-35 II is to the wide end what the 100-400 IS is to the long end: a very good do-it-all lens. There are specific lenses better for specific tasks, but the 16-35 is good at everything.
March, 2013

Filter Size
82mm (nonrotating front element)
Aperture
f2.8-22
Length
4.4”
Diameter
3.5”
Weight
1.4 lb (without tripod collar)
Hood
EW-88
Minimum Focusing Distance
.92 feet
Maximum Magnification
0.22x
Angle of view: (full frame)
108 to 63 degrees
Zoom method
Internal
Image Stabilization
None
Focusing System
Internal, Full time active, USM motor
Aperture Blades
7, circular
Groups/Elements
12/16
Low Dispersion Elements
2
Fluorite Elements
0
Aspherical Elements
3
Weather Resistant
Yes
Flare resistance
moderate ghosting, mild to moderate contrast loss
System
Canon EF
Compatibility
Crop, Full frame
Autofocus
Yes
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Rental Period Lenscap+ Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $11.00 $43.00 $54.00 $18.00
4 days $11.00 $47.00 $58.00 $14.50
7 days $15.00 $62.00 $77.00 $11.00
10 days $20.00 $84.00 $104.00 $10.40
14 days $26.00 $109.00 $135.00 $9.64
21 days $35.00 $146.00 $181.00 $8.62
30 days $44.00 $183.00 $227.00 $7.57
45 days $58.00 $239.00 $297.00 $6.60
60 days $68.00 $279.00 $347.00 $5.78
90 days $87.00 $360.00 $447.00 $4.97
Rental Period Lenscap Rental Price Total Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $6.00 $43.00 $49.00 $16.33
4 days $7.00 $47.00 $54.00 $13.50
7 days $9.00 $62.00 $71.00 $10.14
10 days $12.00 $84.00 $96.00 $9.60
14 days $16.00 $109.00 $125.00 $8.93
21 days $21.00 $146.00 $167.00 $7.95
30 days $27.00 $183.00 $210.00 $7.00
45 days $35.00 $239.00 $274.00 $6.09
60 days $41.00 $279.00 $320.00 $5.33
90 days $52.00 $360.00 $412.00 $4.58
Rental Period Rental Price Approximate Day Rate
3 days $43.00 $14.33
4 days $47.00 $11.75
7 days $62.00 $8.86
10 days $84.00 $8.40
14 days $109.00 $7.79
21 days $146.00 $6.95
30 days $183.00 $6.10
45 days $239.00 $5.31
60 days $279.00 $4.65
90 days $360.00 $4.00

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