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Should you buy Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III or Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8 L IS?

canon ef 16-35 vs rf 15-35

Let's talk about Canon's top wide-angle zoom lenses. The following models participated in my video review:

If you want the best image quality, then you need to look at the Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM or Canon RF 15-35mm f2.8L IS. However, I personally lean towards EF 16-35 III, because it gives all the same, but costs less. The Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L II USM is a compromise lens on the open. They are comfortable taking pictures from f4. Therefore, for the thrifty photographer, it makes more sense to Canon EF 17-40mm f4L USM... I bought myself a second version of the EF 16-35mm f2.8L with a video scope. Also, sometimes I take pictures with him.

All 16-35mm from Canon (and 17-40mm too) are perfectly assembled, fast and quiet focusing. There are no complaints about the construct. Unless the RF 15-35 has a slightly larger front lens when zooming. The choice of zoom width comes down more to the need for aperture and to your budget.

Curiously, all three lenses have the same filter thread - 82mm.

canon ef 16-35 vs rf 15-35 ii iii

In general, everything is simple - pay more and get more. Is it worth the overpayment? You decide.

I have detailed tests of these lenses in my YouTube review: