Canon recently announced a new wide angle zoom L lens to their family of wide angle zoom lenses, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM lens. I personally own a Canon wide angle zoom L lens, the EF 17-40mm f/4 L USM and it’s really good. The Canon wide angle zoom L lens are really superb in optics and quality.

The new Canon lens, the EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM lens would definitely interest photographers, that wish to own a  great quality wide angle zoom lens or looking to upgrade their lenses.

Let me share with you more information and details of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8 L III USM lens from the press release information below –

Canon announced the launch of EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM, an upgrade from the esteemed EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM which was vastly popular and highly regarded among professional photographers and photography enthusiasts. Imbued with advanced lenses, imaging technology and superior build quality, the EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is able to attain outstanding image quality and ensure durability for high levels of performance even in challenging environments.

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“Besides meeting the needs of photographers through our enhanced imaging tools, the EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM underscores Canon’s commitment to deliver quality lenses to strategically complement the advancements and specifications of Canon’s latest cameras,” said Edwin Teoh, Head of Marketing, Singapore Operations, Canon Singapore. “The EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM offers high resolving power to meet the demands of our ultra-high resolution DSLRs such as the EOS 5D Mark IV and EOS 5DS/5DS R, and with its large f/2.8 aperture, perform effortlessly even in low-light conditions.

Improved image quality and fully compatible with Canon EOS range

The EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM combines two large-diameter double-surface aspheric Glass Mold (GMo) lenses, one-ground aspheric lens, and two Ultra Low Dispersion (UD) lenses to deliver outstanding image quality from the centre to the edge of the frame. Distortion and chromatic aberration – common in wide-angle lenses – is also greatly reduced, enabling users to utilise the versatile EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM to shoot a wide range of subject matters including architecture, astrophotography, and wedding photography.

With its SubWavelength Structure Coating (SWC) and Air Sphere Coating (ASC), flaring and ghosting effects that commonly occurs around the periphery of ultra wide-angle lens will be substantially suppressed, allowing users to obtain maximum image quality. The nine-blade circular aperture also enables the lens to easily achieve an even and attractive background bokeh effect.

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A hardy lens built to last for tough environments

Constructed with the high standards of an L-series lens, the EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM is equipped with an enhanced mechanical structure for better vibrational and shock resistance quality. Built to help photographers withstand challenging conditions, dust-proof and drip-proof structuring has been applied to the key areas of the lens, such as the mount, the switch panel, zoom ring and focus ring. With these in place, the sensitive internal components are protected from the harsh external elements.

In addition, a special fluorine coating is applied to the foremost and rearmost lens surfaces, to prevent oil and moisture from adhering to the lenses, and can be simply wiped off with a dry cloth without requiring a solvent.

Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability of the EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM will be advised at a later date.

Product specifications

EF16-35mm f/2.8L III USM

Focal length: 16-35mm

Maximum aperture: f/2.8

Minimum focusing distance: 0.28m

Maximum magnification: 0.25x

Lens construction: 16 elements in 11 groups

Filter size: 82mm

Aperture blades: 9

Length: 127.5mm

Weight: Approx. 790g

* Information and pictures courtesy of Canon Singapore and Ogilvy Public Relations *