Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Samples

First published on: Friday, 27 March 2009

Last update (Jun 11, 2009): Canon T1i / 500D review samples with the 16-35mm II at DPReview.

This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Ultra Wide Angle Zoom Lens, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.

This should help in determining if the image quality of the 16-35/2.8L II meets your expectations.

Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Canon 300mm f2.8 L owners and users are shooting with their lens.

Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.

Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.

Canon T1i / 500D review samples with the 16-35mm II at DPReview

T1i / 500D review samples at DPReview

There are two photos to be found in DPReview’s gallery of 38 sample images photographed with the EF 16-35mm f2.8 II mounted on a Canon T1i / 500D / Kiss X3.

The chosen focal length was 16.00 mm (26 mm in 35mm equivalent terms).

Here are the direct links to the 1024-pixel photos, which you can then click through to the full-sized pictures.


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Full-sized Canon T1i photo

The Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D / Kiss X3 photo below was featured in Rob Galbraith’s article, “HD video capture, 15MP sensor in Canon EOS Rebel T1i“, and photographed in New York’s Grand Central Terminal.

Canon T1i / 500D / Kiss X3 plus EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM photo by Rob Galbraith / Little Guy Media

Click this link to open the full-sized image in a new browser window, or right-click and save to your hard drive.

Shot data is as follows:


  1. Focal length: 18mm

  2. ISO speed: ISO 100

  3. Shutter speed: 1.5 seconds

  4. Aperture: f/5

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