Focal length range of 16-35mm
Constant max aperture of f/2.8
Ring-type Ultra-sonic Motor (USM)
Weather-sealed for water-resistance
Full-time manual (FTM)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
One of the most interesting features of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is the presence of 3 aspherical elements each of which are of a different type (namely ground, replica and GMo). The lens also has, full-time manual focusing allowing the user to switch from auto to manual simply by turning the focusing ring. It also has internal focusing mechanism and ring-type USM (Ultra-Sonic Motor) for a quite focusing.
The EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM is a high performance, water-resistant, and ultra wide-angle Canon L-series lens. It has been specifically designed for improved edge-to-edge image quality that will meet the strict requirements of professional and high-end amateur photographers. It features 3 high-precision aspherical lens elements, each of a different type: ground, replica and GMo for even better image quality than the original EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM. The circular aperture produces a beautiful and natural background blur when shooting at wider apertures. Other features include internal focusing, a ring type USM (Ultra Sonic Motor), and new AF algorithms for fast and quiet autofocusing.
Focal Length & Maximum Aperture
16 elements in 12 groups
Diagonal Angle of View
AF with full-time manual
Closest Focusing Distance
82mm, P=0.75mm/1 filter
Max. Diameter x Length, Weight
3.5 in. x 4.4 in./88.5mm x 111.6mm, 640g