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Sep 23, 2013 22:34 |  #31

17-40 it is, picking up on Saturday!


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Sep 26, 2013 16:53 |  #32

The 17-40mm appears to be sharper than the 16-35mm II at f8.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)


And there is no reason to shoot a wide angle below f8, if you're doing landscape and architecture.
However things like rock concerts may benefit from 2.8.


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Sep 26, 2013 22:04 |  #33

Mornnb wrote in post #16327716 (external link)
....However things like rock concerts may benefit from 2.8.

You betcha. For me it's absolutely essential.


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Sep 26, 2013 22:58 |  #34

I have the 17-40 for my 5d3 and love it, but since f2.8 obviously isn't mandatory for you but sharpness is, have you considered the new 24-70 f4. I've heard it's pretty sharp and probably beats the 17-40 and definitely the 24-105.


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Sep 27, 2013 02:30 |  #35

Mornnb wrote in post #16327716 (external link)
The 17-40mm appears to be sharper than the 16-35mm II at f8.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=4 (external link)

I did notice that actually... I don't read too much into those comparisons though, and from my own tests with the camera store's 17-40 it looks plenty sharp at f8 & f11 - especially 20-40mm.


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Sep 27, 2013 02:34 |  #36

jnadz wrote in post #16328415 (external link)
I have the 17-40 for my 5d3 and love it, but since f2.8 obviously isn't mandatory for you but sharpness is, have you considered the new 24-70 f4. I've heard it's pretty sharp and probably beats the 17-40 and definitely the 24-105.

Yeah it is a lens in my consideration - the low distortion at 24mm, the sharpness at both ends, and the IS definitely appeal. I need to decide what my budget limit is, and whether the 17-24 or 40-70 fl's would be more used.

I have put a 17-40 aside, am going into the store tomorrow.


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Sep 27, 2013 10:52 |  #37

How about a 24mm or 28mm prime.
The new IS versions are rather good.
The older (non IS versions) can be had a decent prices 2nd hand too.


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Sep 28, 2013 06:04 |  #38

PH68 wrote in post #16329270 (external link)
How about a 24mm or 28mm prime.
The new IS versions are rather good.
The older (non IS versions) can be had a decent prices 2nd hand too.

I have a 35mm already, I need a wide zoom for landscapes and event work. They do look like nice lenses though, the newer ones.


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