The Canon 16-35mm EF f4 L IS USM Lens sits in Canon's professional L-series of flagship lenses and is the professional choice for serious landscape and architectural photographers. This high performance, ultra wide-angle lens is for use with Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras and combines superior performance with superlative handling in a solid, dust and moisture resistance construction. The lens incorporates a 4-stop Image Stabiliser and Ultrasonic motor (USM), which powers quick, accurate and near-silent autofocus operation to ensure sharp results throughout the entire zoom range. This lens also delivers a minimum focusing distance of 0.28mm and allows full-time manual override for users who want to remain in control for precise fine tuning.
The Key Features
Get more in every shot with ultra wide-angle zoom lens
Superior L-series performance with precision optics
Enjoy consistent exposures with constant f/4 aperture
Capture steady shots even in low light with 4-stop Image Stabiliser
Never miss a shot with fast, silent autofocus
Compatible with Canon's full-frame and APS-C sensors
Ultra wide-angle 16-35mm zoom lens
This high performance, fixed aperture, ultra wide-angle zoom lens combines excellent optical performance with flexibility, making it ideal for landscapes, architectural shots, photo journalism, travel and general use - delivering clear, sharp, expansive images with very little distortion.
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/4 aperture
Ideal for use in a wide range of light conditions, the f/4 maximum aperture stays constant over the full focal-length range, so there is no variation in shutter speed or ISO when zooming.
Sharp images with 4-stop Image Stabilizer
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM delivers steady shots in all situations, particularly when shooting handheld in low light or at the macro setting. The lens incorporates Canon’s four-stop Image Stabilizer technology and automatically detects normal shooting or panning motion, switching to the IS mode optimal for either situation.
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. Full-time manual override lets you fine tune focus without leaving AF mode.
Smooth background blur
A 9-blade circular aperture diaphragm gives out of focus regions a softer, more uniform feel – so your foreground subjects stand out sharply against beautiful, smooth background blur.
Superb image quality
The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS 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 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. Fluorine coatings prevent dust and water droplets sticking to front and rear lens elements to help ensure optimum image quality.
0.28m minimum focusing distance
With only a 0.28m focusing distance through the entire zoom range, you can get closer to your subjects and still enjoy a wide field of view.
Non-rotating front element
Easily attach 77mm filters thanks to the non-rotating front element.
Lens Type Zoom
Focal length - wide (mm) 16
Focal length - tele (mm) 35
Max aperture - wide 4.0
Max aperture - tele 4.0
Minimum aperture 0
Minimum focus distance (m) 0.28
Image stabilisation Yes
Sensor format Full Frame
Lens mount Canon EF
Lens elements 16
Lens groups 12
Aperture blades 9
Filter thread (mm) 77
Autofocus motor Yes
MF switch Yes
Size 83 x 113 mm
Weight (g) 615
Hood model EW-73C