Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is an Auto Focus (AF) Wideangle Zoom
lens with 35mm FF max sensor coverage and it is designed to be used with Canon EF mount cameras.
Canon replaced the older Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM with this model. Follow the link to read our detailed comparison of these models: Compare Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM vs Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L USM
Lenses in Canon EF Mount with Same Focal and Aperture Range
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is compatible with cameras that have Canon EF
lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras with Canon EF lens mount are Canon 1D X III
, Canon 6D MII
and Canon 5D MIV
Max sensor coverage of Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is 35mm FF
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM has a focal range of 16-35mm and 2.2X zoom ratio. When it is mounted on an APS-C sensor camera with 1.6x crop, it provides an 35mm (FF) equivalent of 25.6 - 56mm.
Optical Image Stabilization
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is available in Black color.
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM features Rotary (internal)
zoom method where the length of the lens doesn't change while you are zooming in or out. Even though this design has a size disadvantage in general compare to extending designs, it has the benefits of better sealing against dust and moisture, no zoom creep and no weight balance shift while zooming.
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.22x
and has a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is a fixed aperture lens with a constant max aperture of f2.8 from 16mm all the way to the 35mm .
Canon 16-35mm f2.8L II USM's optical formula consists of 16 elements in 12 groups.