You expect to get what you ordered, and you want to pay a low price for it. It was nearly midnight until the nearly-4-hour-long, grueling process of wringing out the lens' shake reduction capabilities was completed. Coma causes point-of-light stars located in the peripheral image circle to stretch outward. FL4b.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens/Focal-Length/28mm-b.jpg' Or, would you feel more comfortable buying after having a hands-on trial period?
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MTF2.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens/MTF-16-35-II.png' A wide angle of view takes in a big scene and allows unique perspectives with more background showing – and that background is less-easily blurred away. But, I had not been given the street price, and the lack of that price left a big question in my mind.
This lens deserves to be in all full frame format landscape kits and the two combinations just mentioned are likely going to be very frequently found in my outdoor adventure packs. Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site.
Thus, I depend solely on the commissions received from you using the links on this site to make any purchase. This is an internal focusing lens with FTM (Full Time Manual) focusing supported. The outer image is a 100% crop from a 1 second exposure captured at 35mm and f/8. EXT20.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens/Canon-16-35mm-IS-Lens-20mm.jpg' It is not hard to recognize the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens' lineage. Compared to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens. This IS lens is without question Canon's very best ultrawide lens for photographing things that hold still. More realistically, if we assume that the ‘safe’ shutter speed is 1/60sec, this lens’s 4-stop advantage would allow us to shoot handheld at 1⁄2sec.
I will agree that telephoto lenses are generally more improved by including IS, but I know that IS is important for wide angle lenses also. However, one wonders just how much of a scene it will be possible to render out of focus with an f/4 lens of such focal lengths as these. This is the lens I requested from Canon. PF35mm.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens/Perspective-Example/F-35mm.jpg' Image quality testing was my primary objective upon receiving retail copies of this lens and the news is good. You could forgive most photographers for thinking that a 16-35mm lens would be intended for less-than-full-frame cameras.
COMA24.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens/24mm-Coma.jpg' When you are not able to hold the camera steady enough for a sharp picture (for reasons including wind, tiredness, unstable footing, the shakes from stress & age, etc. and when we look at photos of people captured from these distances, certain body parts (often the nose) start to look funny. NHRETMFD.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Standard/Lenses/Review/No-Hood/Retracted-MFD/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens.jpg' I have them and use them, but I was never overly excited by them – until now. FL2b.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens/Focal-Length/20mm-b.jpg' To me, IS is one of the most attractive features of this lens. FL2 = new Image(656, 439) Many more comparisons can be made using the site's Lens Spec tool. PR16mm = new Image(606, 406) This lens shares similar design qualities with Canon's most recent mid-range focal length L Series zoom lenses, } The EF 16-35mm f/4.0L IS USM features inner focusing and ring USM for accurate, discreet and speedy AF. The good news is that the corners of the 16-35 f/4L IS are very impressive – prime-like. FL4 = new Image(656, 439) At 35mm, flare ranges from barely visible at f/4 to modest at f/16.
In comparison, the 17-40 has twice as much corner shading at 20mm, but the difference declines as the focal length increases until the 17-40 has slightly less f/4 shading at 35mm. The Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens utilizes Canon's excellent Ring USM (Ultrasonic Motor) AF. The zoom ring requires only a one-fifth rotation to adjust from one extreme of the focal range to the other, while only 45° takes the focusing ring from infinity to the closest focusing distance of 28cm. Tell us what you think - send your emails to the Editor. This is a new hood model designed specifically for this lens.
You will be challenged to see sharpness benefit from stopping the 16-35 f/5 L IS down to f/8. But, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Lens adds one critical feature – image stabilization. PF20mm.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens/Perspective-Example/F-20mm.jpg' Perhaps you are shooting a landscape scene after the sun has set. The corners were selected for highest star density. The barrel distortion diminishes until negligible at about 22mm. We’ll always tell you what we find. sometimes need to be done without the additional weight/bulk of a tripod.
The worst image quality a lens delivers is generally in the corners and zoom lens corners frequently have a level of mushiness to them. P20mm.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens/Perspective-Example/20mm.jpg' PR20mm.src = 'https://media.the-digital-picture.com/Images/Other/Canon-EF-16-35mm-f-2.8-L-II-USM-Lens/Perspective-Example/R-20mm.jpg'
EXT35 = new Image(650, 447) The EW-82, like most Canon lens hoods, features black flocking inside for complete elimination of light reflection. These focal length ranges are similar, but not identical. The lens I see best competing against the 16-35mm f/4L IS from an overall quality perspective is the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens. The 16-35mm focal length is a great choice for down there, allowing framing of your subject from a close distance, minimizing the image degradation caused by water clarity issues. Autoexposure : Why are there no more options? IS should be turned off when a tripod is being used. This lens is very nearly parfocal if not completely so. NHRETIFD = new Image(1200, 411) On the resolution chart, stopping down to f/5.6 adds a touch of improvement to 16mm results (mostly full frame corners show improvement) and on one of two lenses tested, at 35mm,
There is always some distance between edge and corner sharpness in this lens; the wider the focal Nearly 100% of my one shot mode images are focused where I intended. Add the hoods, extend the 24-70 f/4L IS to 70mm and the 16-35 f/4L IS appears considerably smaller in comparison. Image stabilisation is considered to be less of a priority for wideangles than telephoto lenses, but camera shake is only less noticeable in a wideangle – not non-existent, as the same laws of physics and focal length remain. I said that I would be very happy with over three stops of assistance at such wide angle focal lengths and with four or more, I would be thrilled. /** */