The new Canon 16-35mm f4L IS video review

Finally it has arrived! I'd had the new Canon 16-35mm f4L IS lens on pre order from B&H photo for a couple of months since Id first heard about it and was eager to upgrade my previous wide zoom the Canon 17-40mm f4L which has served me well for a few years even after taking a nasty fall from a tripod. The lens though was quite soft in the corners and image quality was never quite as great as Id hoped. Im very happy to report that the new 16-35mm f4 lens is a big improvement in all aspects. Beating out both the 17-40 f4 and the very popular 16-35mm f2.8L lens in sharpness across the frame plus the added benefit of having image stabilization makes this new lens a clear winner.



Here are the 100% crops used in the video of some sample shots I shot on a recent trip to outer islands Ishigaki island, Iriomote island and Taketomi island. Click the images to see them bigger.


 


Want to get yourself this lens? You can pick it up from Amazon at this link for about $1200


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