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16-35mm f/4L IS is here!

 
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Jun 27, 2014 10:24 |  #1171

Awesome site for you sharpness geeks:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)


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Jun 27, 2014 10:28 |  #1172

And now for a fair comparison (external link).


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Jun 27, 2014 10:30 |  #1173

Avonord wrote in post #16997636 (external link)
Awesome site for you sharpness geeks:

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=0 (external link)

the 16-35IS is a tiny bit sharper at all F stops.

also vignettes a whole lot less wide open


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Jun 27, 2014 10:30 |  #1174

Its been raining here every day since I got the lens, so I haven't had much chance to seriously shoot with it outdoors (not much of a landscape shooter anyhow).

Anyway....quick demonstration shot of the lens at f8, since people were wondering about the lens' performance stopped down.

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Jun 27, 2014 14:36 |  #1175

^ great colours. How are you finding the IS?


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Jun 27, 2014 14:39 |  #1176

Corners definitely look much improved when stopped down. I might have to replace my 17-40 with this bad boy...


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Jun 27, 2014 15:01 |  #1177

mystik610 wrote in post #16997649 (external link)
Its been raining here every day since I got the lens, so I haven't had much chance to seriously shoot with it outdoors (not much of a landscape shooter anyhow).

Anyway....quick demonstration shot of the lens at f8, since people were wondering about the lens' performance stopped down.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/o9Mj​iH  (external link) DSC00117 (external link) by Carlo Alcala (external link), on Flickr


Was any vibrance or contrast added to this shot? Nice colors




  
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Jun 27, 2014 16:53 as a reply to  @ Iggy12's post |  #1178

In my copies at both f8 and f11 the 16-35 is much better than the 17-40. At 35mm they are close although certainly I'd still give the 16-35 the edge.


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Jun 27, 2014 17:14 |  #1179

Iggy12 wrote in post #16998132 (external link)
Was any vibrance or contrast added to this shot? Nice colors

Is that a serious question? ;)


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Jun 27, 2014 18:03 |  #1180

raptor3x wrote in post #16997645 (external link)
And now for a fair comparison (external link).

Interestingly not much of a difference.


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Jun 27, 2014 18:04 |  #1181

Corner sharpness is overrated. How would one know if I carefully over framed on my 16-35 and then cropped a bit? I like my 16-35. I liked the Nikon wide that everyone drools over. I didn't love it. I do love my dogs. I do love my 600mm II. :lol:




  
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Jun 27, 2014 18:16 |  #1182

A lot of people are raving about the corner sharpness over the 16-35 II, but so far I haven't seen anything that is better than what i can produce with my f2.8 stopped down. Happy to keep mine at this stage.

Corner sharpness isn't everything, but for some architectural work it would come in handy.


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Jun 27, 2014 18:34 |  #1183

The 17-40mm is slighter sharper than the 16-35mm II 2.8 except for the corner of the frame, see:
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=2 (external link)

The 16-35mm f4? Well I'd say the difference between the 16-35mm f4 and the 17-40mm, is less than the difference between the 17-40mm and 16-35mm II 2.8! The 16-35mm II 2.8 is the worst lens of all three and oddly the most expensive. Apparently 2.8 is worth lower performance and much greater cost.
The 16-35mm f4 is the best in the corners.

http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=2 (external link)

The 24-70mm 2.8 II as usual, rules the day at 24mm.
http://www.the-digital-picture.com …omp=0&FLIComp=0​&APIComp=3 (external link)


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Jun 27, 2014 18:43 |  #1184

bomzai wrote in post #16998332 (external link)
Is that a serious question? ;)

So thinking the same thing:lol:

So pretty much it is a little better than the 16-35 2.8 in the corners even stopped down and has a little less CA, but other than that it seems to be the same.


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Jun 27, 2014 18:46 |  #1185

rampanthamster wrote in post #16998100 (external link)
^ great colours. How are you finding the IS?

Thanks!

IS is consistently good for a bout 2 stops (1/4s) of stabilization at 16mm. Shots at half a second are do-able with careful attention to stance, breathing, etc.

It seems the effectiveness of IS decreases as you go wider.


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