This lens pre-dates the Canon 16-35mm f2.8 EF L lens that many people are familiar to. This is also a lens Canon dubbed as L lens. But in FD, now remounted in EF for more modern camera mounting options . The lens is very vintage looking and is a great alternative to a Canon 16-35mm for those looking for a more classic filmic look . Which beats the sharpness, bokeh, light and extra zoom of the modern. Think vintage when shooting film. For classical reasons.
These lenses are some of my favorite and most vintage lenses to shoot with. They are similar to the Mir lenses, except that they are more saturated, with more colorful flares, with faster f stops and with a few more macro options.
This lens is the widest in the set, alonside the 20mm f2.8, it’s pretty free from vignetting. It’s distortion is not distracting. It has an overall dreamy softness to it. I love these lenses for their appeal to aha moments in film, and also to stories that appeal to the imagination. They have a Spielberg aww to them.
This entire lens set is in EF with focus, iris and zoom gears and 77mm inner diameters and 80mm outer diameters.
They will cover Full Frame, Super 35mm and m4/3 sensors.