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New Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8 L USM III


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#1 Brightcolours

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:15 AM

The old (II):

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The new (III):

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Light green is aspherical lenses, dark green is UD glass.

 

What does the total redesign bring? Apparently a lot.

MTF of the old (II):

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MTF of the new (III):

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#2 JoJu

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 08:39 AM

Sample pictures? Here we go: http://www.lens-rumo...-sample-images/

 

Impressive although no full size or at least bigger images are available.



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Posted 25 August 2016 - 11:10 AM

So about as good as the f/4 L IS according to Canon.


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#4 toni-a

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 09:23 PM

I am thinking about those who upgraded to 16-35 II and now they find themselves with an outdated lens.
Couldn't canon engineers get this formula from the beginning?
I know plenty of photographers who did the update and who will be updating now

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Posted 25 August 2016 - 09:47 PM

The 16-35 f2.8 L USM II is from 2007, that is almost a decade ago. Lens design is constantly evolving.

So the answer to your question? "No".



#6 Rover

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 11:14 AM

The design does not look radically different though. It's an interesting fact that the 16-35/2.8 is the first L lens to go into the third iteration - kind of an admission by Canon that they didn't quite get the first redesign right somehow.
BTW, I'm a happy camper with the f/4 IS. I know many people feel the same. A 16-35/2.8 was the default choice, but... Not anymore. Instead, it has become a niche lens (and the situation isn't helped by the very high price of this new unit).
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#7 borisbg

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Posted 26 August 2016 - 05:55 PM

I wish Nikon redesign their 16-35 f4.



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Posted 26 August 2016 - 06:20 PM

I wish Nikon redesign their 16-35 f4.

Haha... Ken Rockwell was gushing about it but both PZ and Lenstip found it lacking. Ironically enough it was the originator of the stabilized 16-35/4 lens class but has been since outdone by Sony and especially Canon. Unfortunately, for now it looks a little too new to be updated so it may take them a while.



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Posted 27 August 2016 - 04:01 PM

www.canon.com.cn have full size sample photos.



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Posted 25 October 2016 - 12:47 AM

"rush out and buy it", says Roger Cicala: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III Optical Bench Tests  ^_^



#11 Rover

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Posted 26 October 2016 - 04:14 PM

"rush out and buy it", says Roger Cicala: Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L Mark III Optical Bench Tests  ^_^

He means, "or rent from us". :)

It's a good thing I'm not tempted by this lens... (I just have to keep telling myself that :))



#12 Klaus

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Posted 04 November 2016 - 07:11 AM

Will get it tomorrow for testing.


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Posted 04 November 2016 - 12:25 PM

Wow, that's quick!






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