Says DigitalRev’s Kai:
Do you really need image stabilisation in an ultra-wide angle lens? Canon seems to think so. We take a look at the new 16-35mm f/4L IS USM and ponder how this compares to the 16-35mm f/2.8L and the 17-40mm f/4L USM
Find it out watching the 5:31 minutes video above.
Specifications (taken from Adorama‘s product page)
- 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.
- Fluorine coating on front and rear lens surfaces are optimized to help 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.