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LensRentals.com Tests, and Then Takes Apart the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS

LensRentals.com Tests, and Then Takes Apart the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS

LensRentals.com has put the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS through IMATEST against Canon’s other wide angle zoom lenses. As expected, it has come out on top when compared to the EF 17-40 f/4L  and the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II.

“I set a high bar for new Canon lenses. I expect them to be excellent and generally their recent releases have been. Since this was a wide-angle zoom, though, my expectations were lowered a bit. Canon has always struggled with wide-angle zooms. The 17-40 is a good, not great lens. The 16-35 f/2.8 II is better than the Mk I replaced, but I’d consider it, at best, adequate considering its price.

The 16-35 f/4 IS changes that. It’s a superb optic — as good as anything else available. Of course, a lot of people want an f/2.8 zoom. But for many, like me, f/4 with IS is just fine for wide-angle shooting.”

Once they were done reviewing the EF 16-35 f/4L IS, they decided to take one apart. The LensRentals.com teardowns are a lot of fun, but also give us an idea of how durable the lens is going to be in real world use.

“Now that I’ve seen the insides I’m very optimistic that this lens will be less likely to deteriorate optically over time, and will be more easily corrected when it does. We won’t know for sure until we’ve got a year’s experience with it, of course, but from a design and assembly standpoint it looks really, really good.”

Read the review | Read the teardown | Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS at B&H Photo

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Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Review: Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS

Bryan over at The Digital Picture has completed his review of the brand new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. I think everyone is hoping Canon has finally upped the quality of their L series ultra wide angle zoom lenses.

Says Bryan about the new lens
Canon’s ultra-wide angle zoom lenses have long been very good performers. I have them and use them, but I was never overly excited by them – until now. The focal length range is not new and the max aperture in this range was already covered by another high quality lens. But, the Canon EF 16-35mm f/4 L IS USM Lens adds one critical feature – image stabilization. That feature alone gives this lens a huge value to me. Equally or more exciting is the image quality being delivered by this lens. If prime-lens-grade corner-of-the-frame image quality is something you appreciate in your ultra-wide angle lens, you are going to love this lens. Add a state-of-the-art AF system and the 16-35 f/4 L IS becomes a must-have lens… read the rest of the review

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS in Stock at B&H Photo

B&H Photo has limited stock of the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS and is offering free expedited shipping within the USA.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199 at B&H Photo

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Shipping This Week

*UPDATE*
Apparently smaller retailers in the US have already been selling the lens, I guess they were allocated before the high volume web retailers. Thanks for letting me know.

B&H Photo has informed us that all preordered Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS lenses will be shipping this week. We expect the same thing from other retailers in North America. Various retailers in Asia and Europe have already begun selling the lens.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: B&H Photo | Amazon

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Hitting Retailers

It looks like the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS is beginning to hit retailers. Below is an image from a Taipei retailer, there’s some unboxing images as well as a bunch of test shots taken with the new lens.

You can see the unboxing and test images here.

This lens is expected to be available at European and North American retailers in the coming weeks.

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Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon Camera Museum Posts Technical Reports for EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

Canon Camera Museum Posts Technical Reports for EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM.

The Canon Camera Museum has released the technical reports for the new Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lenses.

It’s very good reading, and we’re looking forward to the new EF 16-35 f/4L IS, which should start shipping in the coming weeks.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Real World Sample Images

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Real World Sample Images

*UPDATE*
CR reader John has reposted the images from early today, this time processed to his liking. You can check them out on his Flickr page.

Original Post
A reader of our site was lucky enough to play around with the soon-to-be-released Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS at a Canon roadshow in Zurich recently. He was kind enough to post full resolution JPG files, as well as the RAW files.

I have put the JPG files on my flickr account for you to view. The images were taken using the Canon EOS 6D.

Luigi does say “As I know that some of you are waiting for real world pictures, I have published some of the images. Don’t expect anything artistic but just pictures taken while walking around the Prime Tower building in Zurich with difficult light (strong building shadows with pieces of bright sky in the frame) and only 20 min time.”

So no need to be too critical of the images, but they do give you a great idea of corner performance, a long time weakness of the Canon wide angle zooms. You can download the RAW files from the login provided on the original thread at DPReview.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS Sample Images

I’m not sure how I missed these, but Canon China has posted same images from the upcoming Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS. The images look good, and the corners look better than the EF 17-40 f/4L. However, we won’t know for sure how much better the lens is until we get some real world reviews. View the sample images here.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Canon Working on Faster f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom [CR2]

Canon Working on Faster f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom [CR2]

We were told almost immediately after the announcement of the EF 16-35 f/4L IS that Canon is indeed working on an f/2.8 ultra wide angle zoom. The lens will be wider than 16mm, although the exact optical formula is not known. We have heard in the past that an EF 12-24 f/2.8L  or EF 14-24 f/2.8L was in the works to compete with the Nikon 14-24 f/2.8G, which some Canon shooters have converted to their EOS bodies.

It was stressed that the lens was “not close” to being announced, and would probably arrive within 6 months of a higher megapixel full frame prosumer camera body.

We’re also told that the Canon EF 17-40 f/4L will remain a current product in the Canon lineup for the time being. Although with how close they are in price, which I’m still surprised about. I can’t see many people not savings a bit longer for the new lens. This may be a matter of depleting stock before discontinuation.

Preorder the Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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Preorder Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS & EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM

You can now preorder the new Canon wide angle lenses from B&H Photo, Amazon and Adorama. By the looks of the MTF charts and the surprising price, the EF 16-35 f/4L IS looks like a real winner. Both of these lenses are expected to be released some time in June.

Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS $1199: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM $299: Amazon | B&H Photo | Adorama

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