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Trading Zeiss 21mm for Canon 16-35L II

 
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Dec 02, 2013 13:39 |  #1

I love the 21 ZE, however I am a wedding photographer and I'm too nervous to shoot with manual focus during a wedding so I have decided to sell this lens. I've been waiting for over a year for Canon to release an updated wide angle (14-24L anyone :D ), but there has been nothing. I'm assuming that the 16-35L is the best choice for me if I need a lens for my 5DIII now, do you agree?

What do you guys think would be a fair trade? 16-35L II +$100, +$200, +$300, +$400?

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Dec 02, 2013 15:00 |  #2

For shooting on the go the 16-35 is a good choice.


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Dec 02, 2013 16:07 |  #3

I'm one of the bigger ZE21 drum beaters you'll find (personal taste) but for your needs, I see why the AF zoom makes sense. Although, I'd try the ZE21 on just one wedding to see how difficult it really is for you first...you might surprise yourself.

The 16-35 II seems to sell regularly for about $1300 while the ZE21's go anywhere from $1375-$1500 (fewer samples to set a definite number). I would say it was a mutually equitable trade if you got anywhere from $100-150 cash on top of the 16-35 II for your lens.

And, here's another vote for Canon to get off their @$$ and put out a better UWA zoom - a sharp 16-50 f4 IS or 14-24 f2.8, please.


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Dec 02, 2013 16:22 as a reply to  @ MNUplander's post |  #4

I would certainly agree. The 16-35 II is not a test chart lens, maybe not even the greatest landscape lens, since it suffers a in the corners, but I found it to be an awesome general use ultra-wide angle. It's quite sharp in the center of the frame. Even the Nikon 14-24 isn't that great in the corners.


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Dec 02, 2013 17:25 |  #5

Thanks guys, got +$200 for the Zeiss lens.

One question, the 16-35L I purchased has a very slight squeaky sound when I twist the zoom, other than that it seems to be in great condition and focuses accurately. Is this a sign of anything serious or is the squeaky sound common on this lens?


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Dec 02, 2013 18:26 |  #6

bacchanal wrote in post #16496158 (external link)
I would certainly agree. The 16-35 II is not a test chart lens, maybe not even the greatest landscape lens, since it suffers a in the corners, but I found it to be an awesome general use ultra-wide angle. It's quite sharp in the center of the frame. Even the Nikon 14-24 isn't that great in the corners.

16-35 looks especially bad on test charts because the plane of focus is curved. This makes the corners appear a lot worse than they really are.....unless you are in fact shooting flat subjects like walls and test charts.

I'm not saying the 16-35 corners are great, but test charts overstate the badness. Corners also are less of an issue for events and such.


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Dec 03, 2013 02:22 |  #7

Digital Panda wrote in post #16496309 (external link)
Thanks guys, got +$200 for the Zeiss lens.

One question, the 16-35L I purchased has a very slight squeaky sound when I twist the zoom, other than that it seems to be in great condition and focuses accurately. Is this a sign of anything serious or is the squeaky sound common on this lens?

Congrats on the new lens!

The squeak should be normal. It's likely the weather sealing that is making the noise. My 24-70 II hase a slight squeak at the 70 end as well.


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Dec 03, 2013 09:46 |  #8

Digital Panda wrote in post #16496309 (external link)
Thanks guys, got +$200 for the Zeiss lens.

One question, the 16-35L I purchased has a very slight squeaky sound when I twist the zoom, other than that it seems to be in great condition and focuses accurately. Is this a sign of anything serious or is the squeaky sound common on this lens?

My 1635v2 also exhibits a slight squeak when zooming. no worries there.


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Dec 03, 2013 12:40 |  #9

JeffreyG wrote in post #16496456 (external link)
16-35 looks especially bad on test charts because the plane of focus is curved. This makes the corners appear a lot worse than they really are.....unless you are in fact shooting flat subjects like walls and test charts.

I'm not saying the 16-35 corners are great, but test charts overstate the badness. Corners also are less of an issue for events and such.

Interesting, I didn't realize that was the case with the 16-35, though I'd heard about a curved focal plane with the 24-70 mk1.


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