Mark-B wrote in post #15467213
Am I the only one that also takes the awesome 14 point star burst into consideration when looking at the 16-35 II? If you are shooting any scene with bright points of light while stopped down, the difference is very noticeable.
Nope... most just look for corner sharpness, etc..
There are lots of qualities to the 16-35 that put it miles ahead of the 17-40. The 16-35 is the perfect night lens, it handles flare and bad light better than any other lens I've used.
You couldn't get me to go back to a 17-40, nope, nuh uh...
But, as the bottomline of this very common topic, if you don't need these features, and/or want to save money, then get the 17-40.
But, these two lenses are different in a lot of respects and many people forget that.