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Mar 29, 2015 12:06 |  #1

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.

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01 Watson Lake

IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8706/16942119526_307bca1c0e_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rP7M​T5  (external link) Watson Lake Arizona (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

02 Watson Lake
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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rP7M​Lb  (external link) Watson Lake Arizona (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

03 Watson Lake ND/CP tried to smooth out the water here.
IMAGE: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8733/16966743452_d21c31070c_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rRhZ​Hw  (external link) Watson Lake Arizona (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

04 Watson Lake

IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7591/16781871799_c1c934feea_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryXt​Pe  (external link) Watson Lake Arizona (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

05 Watson Lake Pano (3 images) a 1500px version of this is posted on Flickr.
IMAGE: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7629/16760686497_f888601347_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rx5U​ap  (external link) Watson Lake Panoramic 12x36in (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

06 Red Rock Crossing

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ryPQ​GG  (external link) Red Rock Crossing AZ (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), 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: https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8687/16966743602_46d196d600_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/rRhZ​L7  (external link) Red Rock Crossing AZ (external link) by hatch1921 (external link), on Flickr

08 Watson Lake B&W -- Just thought I would see how this looked with a B&W treatment.

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Mar 29, 2015 13:47 |  #2

Nice shots. I really like those at Watson Lake.


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Mar 29, 2015 15:02 |  #3

FPP wrote in post #17496903 (external link)
Nice shots. I really like those at Watson Lake.


Many thanks! Glad you like the shots.
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Mar 29, 2015 18:20 |  #4

Despite no clouds, these turned out nice. The Watson lake ones are my favorites.

I just purchased the 16-34 F4 but I won't have it until tomorrow. :(


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Mar 29, 2015 18:26 |  #5

Good ones. I especially like #2.

If/when I buy another lens, this will probably be it.


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Mar 29, 2015 19:36 |  #6

Very nice series, my fave is the last - excellent b/w conversion.


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Mar 29, 2015 20:02 |  #7

LV Moose wrote in post #17497160 (external link)
Good ones. I especially like #2.

If/when I buy another lens, this will probably be it.


smeghead62 wrote in post #17497242 (external link)
Very nice series, my fave is the last - excellent b/w conversion.

Many thanks all. Congrats on the lens purchase....well worth the $$ IMO.

thanks again,
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Mar 31, 2015 00:34 |  #8

Nice shots. First one is a fave. Really says a lot about the place.


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Mar 31, 2015 19:42 |  #9

Very nice set of photos. Be careful when using a polarizer on anything wider than 28mm. I suspect you used one here and there is unevenness in the sky that is typical of a CPL. BTW, the 16-35 f/4 is a dynamite lens. Go for it.


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Mar 31, 2015 21:10 |  #10

tmcman wrote in post #17498929 (external link)
Nice shots. First one is a fave. Really says a lot about the place.


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Very nice set of photos. Be careful when using a polarizer on anything wider than 28mm. I suspect you used one here and there is unevenness in the sky that is typical of a CPL. BTW, the 16-35 f/4 is a dynamite lens. Go for it.

Many thanks. I'm thinking I'm going to leave off the CP from here on out. I'll work the skies and colors in post if need be... I think adding versus subtracting the effect would be easy for me to control in post?

Yes... I'm going to buy the 16-35 F/4... great lens!

Thanks again all.
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Mar 31, 2015 21:43 |  #11

Nice shots.

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Hatch1921 wrote in post #17499996 (external link)
Many thanks. I'm thinking I'm going to leave off the CP from here on out. I'll work the skies and colors in post if need be... I think adding versus subtracting the effect would be easy for me to control in post?

Yes... I'm going to buy the 16-35 F/4... great lens!

Thanks again all.
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Hatch, a CPL is something you're going to want to use with this lens. Just be careful with wide angle lenses and the sky. However, for reducing reflections and increasing color saturation, there is nothing that beats a CPL, including post processing.


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Apr 01, 2015 21:36 as a reply to  @ cerett's post |  #13

Many thanks for the info. What about using just normal polarizing filter versus the circular? The CPL was a little heavy in the skies... I would hate to ruin coastal shots when we go on the trip.

Thoughts?

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Apr 01, 2015 21:59 as a reply to  @ Hatch1921's post |  #14

If you're referring to a linear polarizer, don't know much about those. I seem to recall that autofocus will not work with a linear polarizer.


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Apr 01, 2015 22:23 |  #15

Gorgeous shots, I love the B&W. Very dramatic.


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