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Feb 22, 2014 19:29 |  #16

TeamSpeed wrote in post #16709474 (external link)
Throw the Tokina 11-16 into the mix as well, it is basically a 16mm prime on a FF.

Make that the Tokina 16-28mm. I have both Tokina lenses, and while I could use the 11-16 on my 5DII around 15-16mm, the 16-28 provides for a wider range on FF. Both are quite sharp corner to corner. The problem with the 16-28 would be the additional cost for a filter assembly and filters for it, which would raise the cost to around $1,000 or so.




  
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Feb 22, 2014 21:03 |  #17

Also debated the 16-35 II L vs 17-40 L.
Like others I chose the 17-40 f/4 L. I needed Wide Angle Zoom for my 5D Mark III. Since I had the 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 for my 7D, I could be happy with the 17-40 f/4 L. So far, so good.


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Feb 22, 2014 21:09 |  #18

Hogloff wrote in post #16709694 (external link)
That's the trouble with the 17-40... A lot of sample variance. The lens does not deserve it's L status unless Canon improves it's variance. I got a copy that has terrible corner softness...to the point I don't use it when the image has details in the corners.

Well, I guess I'm lucky with my copy then. I don't see any need to go to a 16-35. however, if canon came out with a 14-24, then I might make a move.


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Feb 22, 2014 21:35 |  #19

There was a post somewhere on here about the possible release of a 14-24 in 2014. Anyone know if this true?


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Feb 23, 2014 04:25 |  #20

I just picked up a Tokina 16-28 2.8 and it's very sharp corner to corner.




  
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Feb 23, 2014 05:11 |  #21

ilumo wrote in post #16709655 (external link)
Completely disagree with it being soft wide open. 17 mm wide open on mine is tack sharp in the center.

Here's a test full frame
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here's the 100% crop
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not soft at all.

You are correct, I was thinking about the long end for some reason, up to about 28 mm the lens is sharp in the center at F4.

I still stop it down if I can for sharpness outside the center.


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Feb 23, 2014 06:16 |  #22

I went for the 17-40 mainly because it is considerably cheaper than the 16-35 and compares favourably in all the reviews I have read. Don't need anything as wide as a 14mm, and like the flexibility of the zoom, even though it's a fairly short range.


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Feb 23, 2014 08:11 |  #23

Shield3 wrote in post #16710259 (external link)
I just picked up a Tokina 16-28 2.8 and it's very sharp corner to corner.

Does this have a functioning auto focus or is it a manual only focus?


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Feb 23, 2014 08:28 |  #24

I have the 17-40L Samyang 14/8mm lens for using on both crop and ff body's. The 17-40L is cracking in all f-stops. If you want a uwa then the Samyang 8mm is fantastic, the 14mm is also great (remember they are manual focus) The Tokina 11-16mm is brill (great astro lens) but does suffer from flare.




  
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Feb 23, 2014 12:12 |  #25

prconnection wrote in post #16708561 (external link)
I'm in the market for a wide angle lens as the title states.

I have looked at
Canon 17-40 L
Canon 16-35L
ZEISS ZE 18MM F3.5 LENS CANON
Canon 14 L

Looking for feed back from those who may own one of these lens and use it on a FF camera and why they made the decision to purchase it over the many others available.
I am leaning towards the 14 mm prime.

Your feed back would be appreciated

Dan

I've owned all of those.

The 14L mark I is not sharp enough for digital. It wasn't good enough for an 11 megaspixel 1Ds. it would suffer greatly on a 5DIII. I haven't used the mark II version, but 14mm is VERY wide. Freaky wide.

The 17-40 is also a dog on Full Frame digital. I had one and it was just too soft in the corners. The 16-35L is better, but not really sharp for landscape work. It's a great journalism lens.

The 18mm f3.5 Zeiss is Lovely. You will find those who complain of mustache distortion, what ever that is, but I've never seen it. I would highly recommend that lens, but I don't own it anymore because for me it didn't get used enough. If you have the $$ and want the great wide look it is a perfect choice.

If it's wide enough for you the 24L II is second to none for sharpness. It is scary crisp edge to edge. I think it's the best lens I've owned. At the risk of sounding flaky though, I have sold it too.

I'm using a 24TS-E II for landscape and shelter work now and a 24f2.8 IS for general wide stuff.

Tough choice, and if I'm any indicator, there's a little trial and error til you find just the right lens.

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Feb 23, 2014 15:08 |  #26

Thanks Tom


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Feb 23, 2014 15:55 |  #27

kachadurian wrote in post #16710974 (external link)
I've owned all of those.

The 14L mark I is not sharp enough for digital. It wasn't good enough for an 11 megaspixel 1Ds. it would suffer greatly on a 5DIII. I haven't used the mark II version, but 14mm is VERY wide. Freaky wide.

The 17-40 is also a dog on Full Frame digital. I had one and it was just too soft in the corners. The 16-35L is better, but not really sharp for landscape work. It's a great journalism lens.

The 18mm f3.5 Zeiss is Lovely. You will find those who complain of mustache distortion, what ever that is, but I've never seen it. I would highly recommend that lens, but I don't own it anymore because for me it didn't get used enough. If you have the $$ and want the great wide look it is a perfect choice.

If it's wide enough for you the 24L II is second to none for sharpness. It is scary crisp edge to edge. I think it's the best lens I've owned. At the risk of sounding flaky though, I have sold it too.

I'm using a 24TS-E II for landscape and shelter work now and a 24f2.8 IS for general wide stuff.

Tough choice, and if I'm any indicator, there's a little trial and error til you find just the right lens.

Tom

The Zeiss 18mm may not have moustache dist but the 21 does. It is in the reviews and sample images. You'll never see it in landscape shots. Tougher to correct in architecture because it is not a full even curve. Again it is not bad, but there if you look or it.

The 24 TSE is spectacular.


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Feb 23, 2014 16:26 |  #28

I went with the 17tse, as I already owned the 24-105 and knew I'd be photographing architecture as well as landscape work and goofy shots close up of animals :)
The big plus is you can snap out a quick 3 shot pano, just by shifting the lens.
The biggest con, filters. It will cost you a small fortune to get the fotodiox kit (which allows full lens movement, compared to the Lee kit). I did get the 77mm adapter so i can use it with my 24-105.




  
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Feb 23, 2014 16:34 |  #29

Ruggo wrote in post #16711558 (external link)
I went with the 17tse, as I already owned the 24-105 and knew I'd be photographing architecture as well as landscape work and goofy shots close up of animals :)
The big plus is you can snap out a quick 3 shot pano, just by shifting the lens.
The biggest con, filters. It will cost you a small fortune to get the fotodiox kit (which allows full lens movement, compared to the Lee kit). I did get the 77mm adapter so i can use it with my 24-105.

I have seen images from that lens, inside churches, etc and all I can say is wow.


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Feb 23, 2014 16:38 |  #30

May be a stupid question but is it mandatory to use a tilt shift lens on a tripod


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