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EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

Ultra-Wide Zoom

Item Code: 9518B002AA

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  • High performance L-series ultra-wide zoom lens in a compact design and Optical Image Stabilizer for up to four stops of correction*.

  • Three aspheric lens elements, including a large-diameter aspheric lens, help correct aberration.

  • Two UD lens elements help reduce chromatic aberration from the center to the periphery throughout the entire zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast.

  • Optimized lens coatings help provide excellent color balance while also helping to minimize ghosting.

  • Highly resistant to dust and water intrusion, enabling shooting even in harsh conditions**.

  • Inner focusing and ring USM for silent, fast and accurate autofocusing.

  • Circular aperture (9 blades) delivers beautiful, soft backgrounds.

  • Minimum focusing distance of 0.92 ft/0.28m across entire zoom range.

  • Full-time manual focus allows manual focus adjustment while in AF Mode.

* Based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. Testing performed using EOS-1D X Digital SLR camera at focal length of 35mm (35mm equivalent).
** Requires a Canon PROTECT filter (sold separately) to be mounted.

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Focal Length & Maximum Aperture

16-35mm 1:4:0

Lens Construction

16 elements in 12 groups

Diagonal Angle of View

108°10' - 63°

Focus Adjustment

Inner focus system

Closest Focusing Distance

0.92 ft. / 0.28m

Filter Size

77mm diameter

Max. Diameter x Length, Weight

3.3 x 4.4 in., 21.7 oz. / 82.6 x 112.8mm, 615g

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MTF Charts

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† Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.

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