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Keep 30 1.4L or 16-35 f2.8 II ?

 
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Dec 19, 2010 15:24 |  #1

Would you prefer a 16-35 f2.8 II or a 30 1.4L and why?
Cause I just bought the 35 1.4L and saw the 16-35 f2.8II for only €100 more for sale.
I heard the 16-35 II is really great on a 5DII, but the 30 1.4L is also... difficult...
My widest (and only zoom) is the 28-70 2.8L now for your information.


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Dec 19, 2010 15:35 |  #2

Well, it depends on what you need the lenses for. Having nothing wider than 28mm now, the 16-35 would be a good choice if you feel that you really need a wider lens.

I used to own a 35L and a 17-40L (these two together are not much more money in total than the 16-35 II on its own). I recently sold them both and got the 16-35 II. My own reasons:

1) I was not using my 35L much at apertures faster than f/2.8, so the 16-35 II was able to take most of the shots that I previously would have used the 35L for. In your case, the 28-70 would be able to do the same if you can live with f/2.8.

2) I sometimes used my 17-40L as a walkabout zoom on the 1D Mark IV, and I could appreciate having the one faster stop by getting the 16-35 II in this role. On the 5D I mostly was shooting the 17-40 as a landscape UWA and so the speed was less important.


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Dec 21, 2010 02:01 |  #3

So Jeffrey, are you happy with the deal ? I'm thinking about doing the same


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Dec 21, 2010 02:39 |  #4

I will be happy with the 35L, it is small, sharp. But in your case you will need 16-35 to cover some wide shot, but if you do a lot image editing, you could just photomerged some photo from your 35L to create an ultra wide scenery.

So, the option come back to yourself, wether you like doing photomerged or not.


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Dec 21, 2010 04:17 |  #5

i had the 17-40... sold it for the 16-35. Then sold that for the 35L. The 2 zooms were great but i love primes so that was my reason for switch. If you don't need the 2.8 or 1mm on the wide end then I suggest the 17-40. It can be had for a lot cheaper and the IQ is very close.

I plan on picking up a either the zeiss 21 or canon 17 ts-e soon for wider shots though.




  
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