After DxOMark has tested the new EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens (B&H Photo Video / Adorama / Amazon / BuyDig / Canon Direct Store) several days ago, dpreview also reviewed this great lens. It receive dpreview 91% Gold Award, best Canon lens ever that they have reviewed.
The updated Canon 16-35mm F2.8L III offers some incredible performance wide open at 16mm. It’s one of the sharpest wide angle zoom lens options on the market. Many of the issues such as coma, chromatic aberration and corner sharpness have all been addressed in this update and the results are impressive. The lens does suffer a bit in terms of sharpness at focal lengths beyond 24mm, but many of those issues can be resolved by stopping the lens down. If you’re in the market to upgrade your 16-35mm F2.8L II or if you’re looking for a fast wide-angle zoom, then this lens is an excellent option.