This September I'm headed to the Pacific Northwest... so.. I wanted to give the 16-35 F/4 a shot. I rented the lens for the weekend and really enjoyed it. I also rented a variable ND filter and a CP filter.
Lots of lessons learned and I hardly used wide angle lenses and/or filters.
1. Pay attention to where the CP is... especally when you go from landscape to portrait....lol need to rotate the filter.
2. When using the stack filters... make sure not to rotate both... as this messes up your shots...
3. Wide.. is WIDE! @16mm I had several shots where the shadow of the tripod... or even my shadow was in the scene.
4. Composition... really challenging (for me) to come up with something interesting.
Those were just a few of the things I experienced ... but it was a fun day of shooting.
I started at Watson Lake, Prescott Arizona and ended up at Red Rock Crossing in Sedona Arizona.
Keep in mind when looking at these... there wasn't a cloud in the sky... and the time of day wasn't the best either. I shot Watson in the morning... and Red Rock in the later afternoon. I was beat from the sun... and didn't stick around for the nice sunset light... next time out.
The lens. Well... what can I say... no negatives at all. It's very sharp... the AF is fast... it handles flare well... it's WIDE... the IS was great... I had a number of shots in the 1/30th a sec hand-held and I was testing it out... they are sharp. No complaints. I'm going to purchase one now. I've shot the F/2.8 version when I shot Yellowstone and I think this lens is sharper.
Some shots... again... clear skies... harsh light... just testing the lens.
Thanks for looking.
01 Watson Lake
02 Watson Lake
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rP7MLb Watson Lake Arizona by hatch1921, on Flickr
03 Watson Lake ND/CP tried to smooth out the water here.
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rRhZHw Watson Lake Arizona by hatch1921, on Flickr
04 Watson LakeIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryXtPe Watson Lake Arizona by hatch1921, on Flickr
05 Watson Lake Pano (3 images) a 1500px version of this is posted on Flickr.
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rx5Uap Watson Lake Panoramic 12x36in by hatch1921, on Flickr
06 Red Rock CrossingIMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryPQGG Red Rock Crossing AZ by hatch1921, on Flickr
07 Red Rock Crossing 6 stop ND and a CP. I wish all the tress had thier leaves... would have been a vibrant scene. Just wanted to see if I coould get a little movement in the water with the fitlers.
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rRhZL7 Red Rock Crossing AZ by hatch1921, on Flickr
08 Watson Lake B&W -- Just thought I would see how this looked with a B&W treatment. IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rRjZHg Watson Lake Arizona by hatch1921, on Flickr