Compatible Cameras: Canon C300/ C300 Mk2/ 5D, EF Mount Arri Amira, EF Mount Red; With Adaptor: Sony F5/ F55/ F3/ FS7/ A7S / A7S Mk2, Panasonic GH4, Black Magic
This is a well-respected and very useful wide-angle zoom. On a full-frame 35mm camera this will give you an extremely wide to slightly wide range. Even on a super 35mm camera like the Canon C300 it’s still a very wide lens. It has an aperture of F2.8 throughout its range, which is very fast for a lens of this type, and with a Metabones Speedbooster adaptor on an FS7 it becomes even faster.
The L-series is Canon’s flagship professional lens range, representing the best in precision-designed EF optics. L-series lenses combine superior performance with superlative handling, and are resistant to dust and moisture.
Constant f/2.8 aperture
A fast f/2.8 maximum aperture stays constant over the full focal-length range, meaning no variation in shutter speed will occur when zooming.
A ring-type ultrasonic motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Excellent holding torque ensures the point of focus is reached accurately, without overshooting. Furthermore, full-time manual override is available, making it possible to adjust focus without leaving AF mode.
Smooth background blur
A virtually circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel. Sharp foreground objects stand out against a smooth blurred background.
UD and aspherical elements
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM incorporates three aspherical elements to ensure corner-to-corner sharpness and clarity throughout the focal range. Two UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements virtually eliminate chromatic aberrations.
Super Spectra coating
Super Spectra coatings ensure accurate colour balance and enhance contrast. They also reduce flare and ghosting – a common problem caused by light bouncing off a camera’s sensor.
Integration with E-TTL II flash metering
Ensures optimal flash metering by passing distance information back to a compatible EOS camera’s E-TTL II flash system.
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens comes supplied with a lens hood and soft case.
35mm film equivalent focal length
Angle of view (horzntl, vertl, diagnl)
98º – 54º,
74º 10′ – 38º,
108º 10′ – 63º
Lens construction (elements/groups)
No. of diaphragm blades
Closest focusing distance (m)
Maximum magnification (x)
0.22 (at 35mm)
Filter diameter (mm)
Max. diameter x length (mm)
88.5 x 111.6
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II
E-82U / E-82II
Extenders EF1.4x II and EF2x II
AF actuator – ¹ Mechanical full-time manual focusing built-in
Magnification – Extension Tube EF12 II – ¹ Only compatible at tele.
Magnification – Extension Tube EF25 II – ¹ Only compatible at tele.