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Tried 16-35. Seemed boring?

 
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Feb 20, 2008 17:42 |  #1

I tried this out in my local camera shop, and it just seemed really boring. Im used to using a 10-20 on my 1D MKII. I was looking to replace it with something thats designed for the camera, a bit sharper maybe. Any other suggestions?


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Feb 20, 2008 18:17 |  #2

Wow... If you werent happy with the 16-35mm f/2.8 II then id say youll be hard pressed to find anything youll like...


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Feb 20, 2008 18:22 |  #3

Surely the lens is less "boring" outside the camera shop.


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Feb 20, 2008 18:35 |  #4

i just didn't find it all that amazing, maybe its been hyped up so much that i was bound to be disappointed.


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Feb 20, 2008 18:46 as a reply to  @ phylet's post |  #5

How about a Sigma 12-24 or maybe a Canon 14mm II


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Feb 20, 2008 20:03 |  #6

Well i'm sure that 10-20 couldn't shoot as fast as the 16-35 at F2.8. Wait, the 10-20 goes as fast as F4. :D


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Feb 20, 2008 21:34 |  #7

Maybe I'm a heretic too. I tried one out at the Canon booth at the PMA show in Las Vegas and didn't get all excited about it like I thought I should.


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Feb 20, 2008 22:42 |  #8

I own one, and I'm still not as excited about it as I thought I'd be. I'm waiting to see if I'll like it more once spring and summer hit, and I go hiking with it. I have gotten some good shots with it, but it's definitely my least used lens at the moment.


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Feb 20, 2008 23:10 |  #9

Riff Raff wrote in post #4961557 (external link)
I own one, and I'm still not as excited about it as I thought I'd be. I'm waiting to see if I'll like it more once spring and summer hit, and I go hiking with it. I have gotten some good shots with it, but it's definitely my least used lens at the moment.

i think that's because you're using it on a crop, imho.


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Feb 20, 2008 23:12 |  #10

Aye, though I'll probably be hiking with the Elan 7NE. I'm trying to suspend judgement until I get outdoors and use it some with the full frame. I probably shouldn't have bought the lens in the middle of winter. :lol:


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Feb 21, 2008 01:41 |  #11

disorder wrote in post #4961727 (external link)
i think that's because you're using it on a crop, imho.

QFT. I love my 16-35... it's the perfect range of super-wide to wide angle...

... and ON a crop, 16 is a good hit, too... not a LOT of distortion (25mm equivalent). <3


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Feb 21, 2008 01:53 |  #12

All my lenses are boring when I'm sitting at the computer. Get out with it. Speaking of which, my post count is way too high. I need to heed my own advice.


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Feb 21, 2008 06:52 |  #13

you only need that ONE shot, and you will totally understand this lens...


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Feb 21, 2008 08:02 |  #14

I love my 16-35 II, it is one of my favorite lenses. I had doubts when I first purchased it, mainly because my expectations were VERY high for a $1300 lens and I wanted to be able to justify the purchase to myself. But I tried the 17-40 and a couple other super-wides, and nothing could compare. But I am using it on a 5D, so the corner sharpness and relative lack of CA really made this lens shine for me.


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Feb 21, 2008 08:38 |  #15

On a FF body, this lens really shines - but even on 1.3x bodies (I use it on my 1D2N) it fills a very important niche. Maybe you're just not a wide angle fan? I am, and love the 16-35mm lens. I also have a 15mm f/2.8 when I need to go wider. Toying with getting a 14mm f/2.8L Mark II some day.


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