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Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS USM Lens Review - Verdict



Canon RF 15-35mm F/2.8L IS USM Lens Review - Verdict: Canon RF 15 35mm F2,8L No Hood On Canon R6II Front View | 1/5 sec | f/16.0 | 60.0 mm | ISO 100

Value For Money

The Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens is priced at £2389, a not insubstantial sum of money.

Let's have a look at some alternatives that might offer similar ranges:

Some lenses for other marques:

This leaves the Canon lens at the upper end of the price range.

For more lens options, have a look at our lens top lists which feature optics we've reviewed and compiled into easy-to-read lists so you can make more informed decisions. 


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Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Verdict

This is a great lens to use that has a really useful focal length range and impeccable technical performance. What's not to like? Well, there's the price of course, and as things stand the Canon is quite expensive. However, mitigating this is the fact that most of the other marques have settled for f/4 lenses in similar ranges, rather than f/2.8 ones as with the Canon. That extra stop of speed costs. The problem with the lens hood was unfortunate but it is very unlikely to be a design fault.

In all other respects, it's a fantastic lens and has to be 'Highly Recommended'.

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Pros

  • Excellent to outstanding sharpness
  • Very little CS measurable
  • Modest vignetting
  • Excellent flare resistance
  • Relaxed bokeh
  • 5 stops IS
  • Dust and water resistance
  • Excellent ergonomics
  • Programmable control ring
  • Versatile focal length range


Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM Cons

  • High price
  • Heavy and bulky

Overall Verdict

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