Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Compared to the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens

SpecificationsCanon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM LensCanon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
  Canon RF 15-35mm F2.8 L IS USM Lens Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM Lens
Year Introduced20192016
Mounts OnFull FrameFull Frame, APS-C
Lenses / Groups16/1216/11
Angle of View: Diagonal110° 30'- 63°108° 10' - 63°
Angle of View: Horizontal100° 25' - 54°98° - 54°
Angle of View: Vertical77° 20' - 38°74°10' - 38°
 
Aperture  
Aperture Range - Wide / Long f/2.8-22 f/2.8-22
Number of Aperture Blades 9 9
Rounded Aperture? Y Y
 
Weight  
Manufacturer Specification Weight 29.7 oz  (840g) 27.9 oz  (790g)
Actual Weight 29.5 oz  (835g) 27.7 oz  (785g)
Lens Hood Weight 0.9 oz  (25g) 0.9 oz  (25g)
In-Use Weight 30.4 oz  (860g) 28.6 oz  (810g)
 
Size  
Manufacturer Spec Size (DxL) 3.48 x 4.99”  (88.5 x 126.8mm) 3.48 x 5.02”  (88.5 x 127.5mm)
Measured Size (DxL) 3.48 x 5.25”  (88 x 133.4mm) 3.48 x 5.33”  (88.4 x 135.3mm)
Max Length at Full Extension 5.78”  (146.7mm) 5.33”  (135.3mm)
Internal Zoom? / Extends with Zoom? N / Y Y / N
Zoom Extension Length 0.53”  (13.4mm)
Internal Focusing? / Extends with Focusing? Y / N N / N
Lens Hood Size (DxL) 4.04 x 1.24”  (102.6 x 31.6mm) 4.1 x 1.24”  (104.2 x 31.5mm)
Lens Length with Hood (Min-Max) 6.34 - 6.87”  (161 - 174.5mm) 6.26 - 6.26”  (159 - 159mm)
Size of Rings: Focus / Zoom 0.76” / 1.63”  (19.2mm / 41.3mm) 1.31” / 1.1”  (33.3mm / 27.9mm)
Filter Size 82mm  UV ► CP ► 82mm  UV ► CP ►
Front Element (Filter Mount) Rotates N N
 
Focus  
AF Motor Type Nano USM USM
Full Time Manual Focus Y Y
Focus Ring Rotation 313 ° 105°
Focus Limiter? / Focus Limiter Ranges N
Distance Scale? / Type N Y / Window
 
Close Focus  
Specified Min Focus Distance 11.02”  (280mm) 11.02”  (280mm)
Tested Min Focus Distance (Wide / Long) 10.51” / 10.63”  (267mm / 270mm) 10.24” / 10.24”  (260mm / 260mm)
Maximum Magnification (MM) 0.21x 0.25x
Magnification Range with 12mm Ext Tube 0.65x
Magnification Range with 25mm Ext Tube 1.14x
 
Features  
Zoom Ring Rotation 60 ° 54°
Tripod Ring Included? / Removable? N N
Zoom Ring Lock Switch? N N
Lens Hood Included / Model? Y / EW-88F Buy ► Y / EW-88D Buy ►
Weather Sealed? / Filter Required? Y / Y /
Image Stabilization? / Stops? / Tripod Sensing? N N
Extender Compatible? N N
Case Included? / Type? Y / LP1222 Buy ► Y / Soft Pouch Buy ►
47.25" x 31.5" Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 2.08'
20mm = 2.64'
24mm = 3.08'
28mm = 3.55'
35mm = 4.23'
16mm = 2.19'
20mm = 2.62'
24mm = 3.12'
28mm= 3.57'
35mm = 4.26'
1200mm x 800mm Subject Framing Distance 15mm = 634mm
20mm = 804mm
24mm = 940mm
28mm = 1081mm
35mm = 1288mm
16mm = 668mm
20mm = 800mm
24mm = 953mm
28mm = 1084mm
35mm = 1299mm
 
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