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Should I sell my 16-35 II and get the 14mm L II

 
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Jun 27, 2012 14:54 |  #1

I've never really been happy with my 16-35 II, it hasn't lived up to be as sharp as I would like and the AF isn't to my liking sometimes.

how much better is the 14mm 2.8L II? would I see a huge difference?

I would use this lens for automotive and landscapes. While I do have a 7D the next body I plan to get will be either the 5d MK II or the rumored 7d MK II (Rumored to be full frame), why did I post this information you ask? Because I'd like an EF lenses that can be used on BOTH bodies.

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Jun 27, 2012 15:01 |  #2

I'd hold onto it until you get a FF body. The 16-35 is really at home on FF.

The 14L is really overpriced for what it is, so I wouldn't consider it. Check out the Samyang 14 for a cheaper alternative or the Zeiss 15 if you're feeling spendy.




  
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Jun 27, 2012 15:08 |  #3

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14640365 (external link)
I'd hold onto it until you get a FF body. The 16-35 is really at home on FF.

The 14L is really overpriced for what it is, so I wouldn't consider it. Check out the Samyang 14 for a cheaper alternative or the Zeiss 15 if you're feeling spendy.

Thanks and thats good advice on the FF and I'm hoping it'll be worlds different.

Also I love your work.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:12 |  #4

Todd Lambert wrote in post #14640365 (external link)
I'd hold onto it until you get a FF body. The 16-35 is really at home on FF.

The 14L is really overpriced for what it is, so I wouldn't consider it. Check out the Samyang 14 for a cheaper alternative or the Zeiss 15 if you're feeling spendy.

Agree 100% about the 16-35

I like it on my 7D, but love it on my 5DII.

In fact, I sold it, missed it and purchased it again.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:15 |  #5

Sounds pretty solid then, i'll wait and see how she is on a FF. Thanks again.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:25 |  #6

I have the overpriced 14L II. I love it, but agree with Todd that you should hold on to the 16-35.

Unfortunately the 14L II doesn't get a lot of love because it didn't score that well in some reviews (corner sharpness). It's too bad though, because I love the way it renders. That said, 14mm is a really challenging focal length to use on a full-frame camera because of that 114 degree field of view. I will often go out of my way to use my 14L II only to come away without a single usable shot merely because of some distracting element in the frame, or because the natural perspective distortion can make buildings look like they're leaning over like this: http://www.flickr.com …6887815636/in/p​hotostream (external link) (shot with the Nikon D800 and 14-24mm lens @ 14mm).

And since you mentioned rumors, what about the rumored Canon 14-24mm? If that actually gets made and they one-up Nikon like they did with the wide-angle tilt-shift lenses, then it could be a phenomenal product to wait for. I'll certainly buy one if they make it. In other words, stick with you 16-35mm for now. For my part, if Canon announces a 14-24mm, I'll have my 14L II up for sale instantly.


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Jun 27, 2012 15:41 |  #7

David Arbogast wrote in post #14640489 (external link)
I have the overpriced 14L II. I love it, but agree with Todd that you should hold on to the 16-35.

Unfortunately the 14L II doesn't get a lot of love because it didn't score that well in some reviews (corner sharpness). It's too bad though, because I love the way it renders. That said, 14mm is a really challenging focal length to use on a full-frame camera because of that 114 degree field of view. I will often go out of my way to use my 14L II only to come away without a single usable shot merely because of some distracting element in the frame, or because the natural perspective distortion can make buildings look like they're leaning over like this: http://www.flickr.com …6887815636/in/p​hotostream (external link) (shot with the Nikon D800 and 14-24mm lens @ 14mm).

And since you mentioned rumors, what about the rumored Canon 14-24mm? If that actually gets made and they one-up Nikon like they did with the wide-angle tilt-shift lenses, then it could be a phenomenal product to wait for. I'll certainly buy one if they make it. In other words, stick with you 16-35mm for now. For my part, if Canon announces a 14-24mm, I'll have my 14L II up for sale instantly.

interesting! I haven't heard anything about a 14-24 and I hope they actually make it!


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Jun 27, 2012 15:48 |  #8

seoul4korea wrote in post #14640565 (external link)
interesting! I haven't heard anything about a 14-24 and I hope they actually make it!

Here's the story from Canon rumors. It's pretty recent. http://www.canonrumors​.com …canon-ef-14-24-f2-8l-cr2/ (external link) :)


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Jun 27, 2012 16:08 |  #9

Thanks for the link! and wow!

could you imagine
EF 14-24 f/2.8L , EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and EF 70-200 f/2.8L II

that would be retarded.... thats if the 24-70 II pans out that is... other wise i'm keeping old faithful.


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Jun 27, 2012 16:09 |  #10

At $3,000, the new Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 is stunningly good. If that's a budget possibility and you don't mind the loss of autofocus, it's an impressive lens. I owned the 14mm II, but I wasn't satisfied with it. I believe I would be satisfied with the 15mm Zeiss, but I'm having a hard time justifying the cash outlay for it.




  
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Jun 27, 2012 16:11 |  #11

jffielde wrote in post #14640676 (external link)
At $3,000, the new Zeiss ZE 15mm f/2.8 is stunningly good. If that's a budget possibility and you don't mind the loss of autofocus, it's an impressive lens. I owned the 14mm II, but I wasn't satisfied with it. I believe I would be satisfied with the 15mm Zeiss, but I'm having a hard time justifying the cash outlay for it.

Thanks but thats way out of what i'm willing to drop lol. Not that I wouldn't love to have it considering that fantastic build quality of a zeiss lens... Just a bit to much for me to justify.


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Jun 27, 2012 16:16 as a reply to  @ OneJZsupra's post |  #12

I'll take the 16-35 II off your hands... pm if you plan on getting rid of it...

- would sure love to add a ultra wide angle to my kit


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Jun 27, 2012 16:16 |  #13

seoul4korea wrote in post #14640673 (external link)
could you imagine
EF 14-24 f/2.8L , EF 24-70 f/2.8L II and EF 70-200 f/2.8L II.

Yes indeed exactly! The 70-200mm f/2.8L II is awesome, and the 24-70mm f/2.8L II looks extremely promising (I'm going to go ahead and pre-order one), and if a 14-24mm f/2.8L would be of similar quality, well, that would be an unbelieveably great setup! :D


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Jun 27, 2012 16:18 |  #14

David Arbogast wrote in post #14640705 (external link)
Yes indeed. Exactly! The 70-200mm f/2.8L II is awesome, and the 24-70mm f/2.8L II looks extremely promising (I'm going to go ahead and pre-order one), and if a 14-24mm f/2.8L would be of similar quality, well, that would be an unbelieveably great setup! :D

yes it would! I'd have to trade up for the new and improved setup. I just hope the 24-70 is as good as canon thinks (considering the price) The charts look good though so we'll just have to wait till its released.... Then i'm sure a rating company will come around and say the 18-55 is rated higher then it lol.


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Jun 27, 2012 17:28 |  #15

I would love to try the Zeiss 15 but wow it costly. Here I thought my Zeiss 21 was pricey, half of what that one is.

I say go for the Zeiss 15 and post some pics up for the rest of us!!!




  
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