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Sell my 16-35 f/4?

 
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Jan 31, 2018 04:00 |  #1

Hey guys, my current lens setup for my a7riii is the 16-35 f/4 and the 28mm f/2. I was thinking about getting the Batis 18mm as my next lens for when the Milky Way season comes around. The 16-35 is my do everything lens. I also have a 50mm 1.8 (happy i didn't spring for the 55 1.8 because I very rarely touch this lens) but the 16-35 never leaves my camera (unless im doing video on my gimbal then i use the 28). Most of my photos consist of landscapes and architecture where im normally shooting at f/8 and above which is why I didnt think it was so necessary to pay the extra for the G Master.

Now im kind of thinking do you think it would be wiser to sell the 16-35 f/4 that I have now and use the money I was planning to use for the Batis 18mm to purchase the 16-35 2.8 G Master? Is the weight different between the 2 16-35's significant? If i get the Batis 18mm it too would also make for a good gimbal lens since it is light. But I don't see myself using that focal length too much for videos.

Or should I wait and see what Sigma has to offer with their new line?

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I also just thought about getting the Laowa 15mm f/2. This lens should make a better astro lens as it is a little bit wider, allowing me to use a slightly longer shutter speed, and its also a little bit faster. For astro and landscapes I also don't need the AF


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Jan 31, 2018 04:37 |  #2

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Hey guys, my current lens setup for my a7riii is the 16-35 f/4 and the 28mm f/2. I was thinking about getting the Batis 18mm as my next lens for when the Milky Way season comes around. The 16-35 is my do everything lens. I also have a 50mm 1.8 (happy i didn't spring for the 55 1.8 because I very rarely touch this lens) but the 16-35 never leaves my camera (unless im doing video on my gimbal then i use the 28). Most of my photos consist of landscapes and architecture where im normally shooting at f/8 and above which is why I didnt think it was so necessary to pay the extra for the G Master.

Now im kind of thinking do you think it would be wiser to sell the 16-35 f/4 that I have now and use the money I was planning to use for the Batis 18mm to purchase the 16-35 2.8 G Master? Is the weight different between the 2 16-35's significant? If i get the Batis 18mm it too would also make for a good gimbal lens since it is light. But I don't see myself using that focal length too much for videos.

Or should I wait and see what Sigma has to offer with their new line?

*edit*

I also just thought about getting the Laowa 15mm f/2. This lens should make a better astro lens as it is a little bit wider, allowing me to use a slightly longer shutter speed, and its also a little bit faster. For astro and landscapes I also don't need the AF

very subjective topic for sure but in my case, I will never get rid of my 16 to 35. not the actual lens but the focal range. what I mean by that is it doesn't matter what lens it is I have to have a 16 to 35.

my primary use for my camera is taking pictures of the family when we go on travel. this is the reason why this lens is on my camera 95% of the time.

I have thought about getting the 10 to 18 for a smaller package but I'm not convinced.

in your case, it seems that you know full well that this lens is your money maker lens. you also know the pros and cons of it. if you don't need the 2.8 then it might be an unnecessary purchase.

you'll end up with a heavier more expensive lens giving you marginal improvements and giving you more issues to work around like size and weight.

that's my 2 cents


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Jan 31, 2018 12:27 as a reply to  @ ccp900's post |  #3

Yeah, the 16-35 is my bread and butter lens. Thats the only focal length I could honestly say I need. I may consider getting a 70-200 in the future for the compression on landscapes. But for that im considering an adapted Canon 70-200 f/4l since theyre so cheap


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Jan 31, 2018 13:24 |  #4

I guess it depends what is most important to you. For me my 16-35 f4 has become my everyday lens when Im out with the family. It was only bought as a temporary thing for a holiday, because I also have the Sigma 35mm f1.4 A, which I love for the shallow DOF, however this has found its way to collecting dust. My current thoughts are to part with the Sigma (I had been holding out for the new FE lenses) and replace it with either an ultra wide fast prime (maybe the Laowa) or the Batis 25mm. This would give me primes of 25/55/85 for when I need low light or shallow DOF and also the flexibility of the lighter 16-35 f4 when Im out with the family. As good as the 16-35 GM is, its not fast enough for me to replace primes and I don't need F2.8 when Im out with the family.

I know this may not answer your question, but it may give an insight on different thought process




  
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Jan 31, 2018 13:27 |  #5

I think would keep the 16-35 f/4 and add the Laowa 15 f/2
For landscapes you don't need f/2.8 and the lighter weight of the f/4 lens is an advantage; for astro you'd rather have f/2

That said the 16-35 f/2.8 GM is a really nice lens...




  
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Jan 31, 2018 13:45 |  #6

you could go the cheap route, pick up a sy 14 f2.8 for 200 bucks or so, and keep your 16-35.


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Jan 31, 2018 14:58 |  #7

Thanks for all your guys response. I do enjoy my 16-35 and don't have any complaints about it especially when using Pixel Shift (i love this feature). I think i may be leaning more towards the Laowa right now. Its a few hundred dollars cheaper than the Batis 18 a little faster and would add a little more focal length variety to my current kit. But I would be lying if I said the image quality of the 16-35 G Master wasn't amazing


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Feb 03, 2018 19:02 as a reply to  @ bcusitsjeff's post |  #8

It seems that the copy variation on the 16-35 GM is as different as it is on the 16-35 f4, so if you've got a good copy of the f4 lens, you might be better off holding onto it.
If you do end up deciding to upgrade to the GM at a point in the future, make sure you get a copy of the GM that you'd be happy with, and only THEN sell the f4.


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