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Review – Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

Review – Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II

New Review
Our review of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II has been posted. Justin was eager to know whether or not it was worth the money over the very good EF 17-40 f/4L.

For the type of event work Justin does, it looks like he does think it’s better. Although I’d be less inclined to recommend it over its cheaper cousin if you’re primarily shooting landscape. The corner softness on the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II isn’t any better than the EF 17-40 f/4L, the filter size difference could also be an issue for some people. However, if you need that stop of light, the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II is really your only choice in the Canon lineup.

Says Justin
“The 16-35mm f/2.8 L II beats my 17-40 f/4L in all aspects hands-down, except for cost. While I won’t find myself making the upgrade anytime soon, I did find the superior optics and faster aperture a boon in many situations I was in while working with the 16-35. The weight difference became less significant, and I actually mistook one lens for the other while packing my kit one day.”

Read the full review

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Bigger Rebates on Select Lenses from B&H Photo

Bigger Rebates on Select Lenses from B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
B&H has put bigger savings on select lenses from Canon. These go beyond the current instant rebates from Canon. You also get a 2% reward and free shipping within the USA. You may have to add the items to your cart to see the discounted price.

B&H also has the new EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM available to purchase on its own. It may be a worthy upgrade to the previous kit lens, especially if you shoot video.

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Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L [CR1]

Canon EF 12-24 f/2.8L [CR1]

Going wider?
We’ve spoken about the existence of an EF 14-24 f/2.8L in the past, a lens that a lot of people want to see come to fruition.

We’ve been told that an EF 12-24 f/2.8L exists in prototype form and could become a product instead of the EF 14-24 f/2.8L. I can only recall Sigma making such a lens for full frame cameras. Going this wide would certainly put some space between the cheaper (assuming based on Canon pricing history) EF 17-40 f/4L and EF 16-35 f/2.8L II.

This is the first I have heard of an EF 12-24 f/2.8L, so take it with a big grain of salt. This could be a better range in an f/4 variant, as it would be great for both full frame and APS-C and would really reduce size and weight compared to a 2.8 version.

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Patent: Canon EF 14 f/2.8 with Fluorite

Patent: Canon EF 14 f/2.8 with Fluorite

Patent for wide angle fluorite concepts
Canon has filed patent for a wide angle fluorite concept. Such a patent could be part of a new ultra-wide zoom lens, perhaps a 14-24 or a replacement to the 16-35. Egami also thinks it’s possible this patent could be for the EF-M mount. It’s an interesting read, even when Google translated. Read the full patent here.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-37339
    • 2013.2.21 Release Date
    • Filing date 2011.7.12
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 1.00
    • Focal length f = 1.00mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle of view ω = 56.66 °
    • Image height Y = 1.52mm
    • 9.51mm length lens
    • BF 2.82mm
    • 6 aspherical surfaces, the first surface 25
    • Punctually
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 2.06
    • 2.06mm – f = 1.00 focal length
    • Fno 2.79 -. 4.00
    • Half angle of view ω = 51.27 – 32.82 °
    • 1.33mm – Y = 1.25 image height
    • 8.55mm – 8.79 length lens
    • BF 2.41 – 3.46mm
    • Aspheric first surface, the fifth surface, the first surface 26
    • Positive and negative positive negative
  • Example 6
    • Zoom ratio 1.00
    • Focal length f = 1.00mm
    • Fno. 2.90
    • Half angle of view ω = 87.35 °
    • Image height Y = 21.60mm
    • 9.51mm length lens
    • BF 2.82mm
    • 6 aspherical surfaces, the first surface 25
    • Punctually

Source: [EG]

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Canon L Lens Deals at B&H Photo

Canon L Lens Deals at B&H Photo

From B&H Photo
Below are some “in cart” deals at B&H Photo. You must add the product to your cart to see the price.

 

 The Deals at B&H Photo

B&H just launched these prices today and I’m not sure how long they will last.

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