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New Canon 16-35mm F/4L IS Lens Now Available & Shipping

By Anthony Thurston on June 23rd 2014

Canon’s latest full frame wide angle L lens, the new 16-35mm F/4L IS is now available and has begun shipping for pre-orders. The new lens is currently marked at $1,199, which is $400 cheaper than its F/2.8 (non IS) brother. But if you are into shooting video or prefer to have IS over extra stops of light then this may be the lens for you…

Canon 16-35mm F/4L IS Specs canon-16-35-f4l

  • EF Mount L-Series Lens
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/22
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Two UD and Three Aspherical Elements
  • Fluorine Coating
  • Internal Focusing Ring-Type USM AF Motor
  • Full-Time Manual Focus Override
  • Water- and Dust-Resistant with Filter
  • Nine-Blade Circular Aperture
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 11″

If you are interested in getting your hands on this newly announced lens you can head on over to B&H now to get your order in.

My review unit just shipped today, so be on the lookout for an unboxing and initial thoughts video and eventually a full review coming down the pipe here in the next couple of weeks.

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Sonu Chatha

    4.0 Why?

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    • Ben Perrin

      It’s an update to the 17-40 f4. It’s basically the perfect landscape lens, not a lens to cover weddings and events. Most landscape photographers will shoot at around f8-16 so the 4.0 max aperture really isn’t an issue.

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  2. Ben Perrin

    Mine should be arriving any second now which is really exciting. A new landscape lens to play with!!!

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  3. Martin Kimpel

    I think I would tend to buy the 16-35 f2.8.

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  4. Tyler Friesen

    I would still prefer the 16-35 2.8L IS but it could be really nice.

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  5. Jeff Lopez

    What are your thoughts? I think the IS on Canon’s “L” lenses is works extremely well. I THINK I would want the 16-35 f4 with IS rather than the 2.8 without.

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  6. Mads Helmer Petersen

    This lens is definitely on top of my list – but depends on the reviews otherwise I will buy the 16-35 mm 2.8 L

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  7. Joram J

    Looking forward to your findings. This lens is on top of my list (or the 17-40mm, depending on reviews).

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  8. Pye

    This is actually a really exciting update. I never shoot on my 16-35 wide open at f/2.8 and I find the overall contrast/sharpness/color lacking in comparison to my 24-70 Mark II. So hopefully, this new update will feature a much better overall image with the new 16-35 f/4. Though with the exception of for video, I don’t think I would really need and want to pay for the IS component .

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