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Old 19-11-2007, 03:15   #1 (permalink)
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Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

Anyone have experience with this lens? I generally don't like the restrictions of prime lenses, but is there a noticeable advantage to a wide-angle prime?

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Old 19-11-2007, 03:26   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

It's between that one and the Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L USM prime
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

Hi Johnny...I to am looking at the 16-35 or the 17-40 for my XTI. While I'm leaning towards the 17-40 since its cheaper But I am concerned about the crop factor which leads me to the 5d. I know the 10-22 isn't a L lens, but have you looked at that one or it that a "no way option for you"? I know once on has a L lens they want to stick with them. I have the 24-105 and I love it

What have you read about them and which way are you leaning towards?
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

I have the 16-35 2.8L II......it was an upgrade from the original 16-35 2.8L.

I'm very pleased with it, particularly the sharpness in the corners @ 2.8.

I will say and I think others will too......if you don't need the 2.8 then the 17-40 is a very capable wide angle lens.

I don't have any experience with the 24L 1.4L lens although I did consider it but some of the reviews I read on the web sort of put me off it.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

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I have the 16-35 2.8L II......it was an upgrade from the original 16-35 2.8L.

I'm very pleased with it, particularly the sharpness in the corners @ 2.8.

I will say and I think others will too......if you don't need the 2.8 then the 17-40 is a very capable wide angle lens.

I don't have any experience with the 24L 1.4L lens although I did consider it but some of the reviews I read on the web sort of put me off it.
excellent. I don't do any studio lighting so I really need the 2.8. I think I'll go with the 16-35 II.

To the poster above, my other lens is a 24-70 f/2.8L and I could never consider buying a non-L lens. I'm utterly addicted.

This lens will be going on my 20D, but I'm also going to be using it on my Analog Canon Rebel... I wanted to know if the crop factor would be too severe on the analog and what focal range it would work properly in... any ideas?
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This lens will be going on my 20D, but I'm also going to be using it on my Analog Canon Rebel... I wanted to know if the crop factor would be too severe on the analog and what focal range it would work properly in... any ideas?


Have I missed something here? A film body will give you the full 16 - 35, whereas the 20D will crop this down to 25.6 - 56mm.

I have a 17-40 which I love. Having read various articles, it sounds like the 16-35 MkII is a better lens than the original and I'd lean towards it because of its versatility.

The chap who runs The-Digital-Picture.com rates it.
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Re: Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM Wide Angle

I did a quick test @ 2.8 with both the original 16-35 2.8L and the MarkII version here
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