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Dec 27, 2012 16:31 as a reply to  @ post 15413451 |  #16

Suck up the weight and use the 16-35L. There really is not anything with your criteria, with IQ that is close. The 17-40L is almost the same size.

There is the older Tokina/Vivitar/Promast​er/etc... 19-35mm. It is much smaller and lighter than either of the above, but it is also not in their league performance-wise.


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Dec 27, 2012 16:37 |  #17

kdrk888 wrote in post #15413226 (external link)
I have the new 24-70 that covers the 24mm. Want something wider than 24mm, light, sharp, with AF and filter, and under $1500. I like the 16-35 I have, just like to have something small and lighter to carry around with the 24-70.

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good luck! the only other lens i can think of that i would consider instead of the 16-35L II that i would carry is the 14L but it's going to cost more than $1500.


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Dec 27, 2012 16:55 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #18

I had all the Canon L UWA zooms and sold them all when I discovered the Tokina 16-28 2.8
It's my only non-L and non-Canon lens cause Canon can't beat it price/quality wise. Also checkout Ken Rockwell & other youtube testing, it's as sharp as the Nikon 14-24 also in the corners, costs only €580 secondhand!


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Dec 27, 2012 17:03 |  #19

You do yourself no favours talking about the Rockwell.


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Dec 27, 2012 17:21 |  #20

RobDickinson wrote in post #15413682 (external link)
You do yourself no favours talking about the Rockwell.

:lol: Kind of like using Wikipedia as a college paper citation.


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Dec 27, 2012 17:26 |  #21

CanonYouCan wrote in post #15413649 (external link)
I had all the Canon L UWA zooms and sold them all when I discovered the Tokina 16-28 2.8
It's my only non-L and non-Canon lens cause Canon can't beat it price/quality wise. Also checkout Ken Rockwell & other youtube testing, it's as sharp as the Nikon 14-24 also in the corners, costs only €580 secondhand!

it's heavier than the canon though...


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Dec 27, 2012 20:37 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #22

Thanks, everyone. Looks like I will stick with the 16-35 for now.

Happy New Year!


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Dec 27, 2012 22:15 |  #23

facedodge wrote in post #15413393 (external link)
14mm samyang f/2.8... As sharp as the 14L... No AF but very afordable. Use the extra cash andbuy some singh ray filters for hand holding

At 14mm, it's a very easy lens to focus manually, especially at high f-stops. AF is not really needed for this one.


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Dec 28, 2012 03:34 |  #24

I have 16-35L mkI, if i will buy a lens for landscape then definitely i will go with TS lens sch as 17 or 24, 14mm is too much wide that i may not use it much, i use my 24-xx more than my 16-35L on landscapes lately, 24 on my FF bodies are so wide enough, and i don't see myself i want to go wider than 20 or even 16 if i use that, so i will keep using 16-35 and i will save my bucks than buying one of Canon expensive ultra wide angle prime lenses.


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Jan 07, 2013 05:50 |  #25

How about the Tokina 17mm f3.5 AT-X Pro ? Seems like a fun little lense to carry around for occassional use when I have the 24-70 with me. Not many reviews out there except fro Ken Rockwell.


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Jan 07, 2013 07:46 |  #26

I believe that the original model Canon 16-35 is smaller than the new version. I use the original version and it's a darned fine lens.


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