EF Lenses


EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM

  • Specifications
  • Block diagram
Marketed June 2014
Original Price 154,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 12
Lens Construction (element) 16
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9 (circular aperture)
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.28
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.23(at 35mm)
Filter Diameter (mm) 77
Maximum Diameter X Length (mm) 82.6 x 112.8
Weight (g) 615

The Canon EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra-wide-angle lens features the optimal configuration of three aspherical lenses, including a large-diameter GMo (Glass-Molded) dual-surface aspherical lens element. Compared with the current-model ultra-wide-angle EF17-40mm f/4L USM, the EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM’s ability to correct for distortions, curvature of field and astigmatism makes possible greatly improved imaging performance, particularly in the peripheral areas of the frame. When shooting landscapes, the new lens enables trees, buildings and other details located in the frame periphery to be clearly and accurately captured.
Canon’s first L-series wide-angle lens to incorporate IS (Image Stabilization), the EF16-35mm f/4L IS USM makes possible up to approximately four shutter-speed stops* in image stabilization, providing users with the flexibility to capture images in low-light settings without a tripod and the ability to realize expressive photography possibilities using slow shutter speeds.

* Conforms with CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) standards. When used with the EOS-1D X digital SLR camera at a 35 mm focal length.

Block diagram

Aspherical lens  UD Lens  IS Unit