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Aug 18, 2013 22:13 |  #31

jdizzle wrote in post #16219228 (external link)
Nikon has the 16-35 f4 VR and 70-200 f4 VR. No excuses! ;)

The 17-40L trumps the 16-35 VR in IQ at half the cost. The only Nikkor UWA with even minimally acceptable corners is the 14-24 -- which, while stellar in IQ, is far over my budget.

As for the 70-200 f/4 VR, at least its IQ is on par with my 70-200 f/4L for twice the cost. But I don't want VR if it means paying twice as much. And that's the point, in the case of both lenses: Nikon fails to offer non-VR versions for users on a budget. Stupid. The 17-40L and 70-200 f/4L are extremely popular and serve as "gateway drugs" for many Canon users, so why doesn't Nikon want a piece of that segment?

Hobbyists/amateurs looking to keep their full-frame kit under $3000-3500 are faced with either using decent glass on Canon and losing DR, or using inferior/third-party glass on Nikon to get that DR. It's rather unfortunate.


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Aug 19, 2013 06:30 |  #32

brettjrob wrote in post #16219947 (external link)
The 17-40L trumps the 16-35 VR in IQ at half the cost. The only Nikkor UWA with even minimally acceptable corners is the 14-24 -- which, while stellar in IQ, is far over my budget.

As for the 70-200 f/4 VR, at least its IQ is on par with my 70-200 f/4L for twice the cost. But I don't want VR if it means paying twice as much. And that's the point, in the case of both lenses: Nikon fails to offer non-VR versions for users on a budget. Stupid. The 17-40L and 70-200 f/4L are extremely popular and serve as "gateway drugs" for many Canon users, so why doesn't Nikon want a piece of that segment?

Hobbyists/amateurs looking to keep their full-frame kit under $3000-3500 are faced with either using decent glass on Canon and losing DR, or using inferior/third-party glass on Nikon to get that DR. It's rather unfortunate.

I actually disagree with the 17-40 in corner performance. It's corners are soft imo but, it's not much better even with it's expensive brother the 16-35 II. If you want the sharpest lenses for landscape I suggest the 17 TS and 24 TS II. If you think your zoom is sharp you have no idea. ;) I've used the 16-35 F4 VR and it's sharper than any of Canon's UWA zooms.

I'm still waiting for a camera that can give me the DR I need. It's sad that they don't have anything I want at this time. This is why I moved to Nikon and all my Canon glass sits in storage collecting dust!




  
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