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New Canon EF 16-35mm F4L IS USM

 
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May 13, 2014 13:46 |  #1

http://www.usa.canon.c​om …il&docId=0901e0​2480beda0d (external link)


The EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM ultra wide-angle zoom lens features newly developed, high quality Canon optics that incorporate three GMo (Glass-Molded) aspheric lens elements, including a large-diameter aspheric lens, which help improve image quality by correcting aberrations. Two additional UD lens elements help reduce chromatic aberration from edge to edge throughout the entire zoom range for excellent image quality with high resolution and contrast. The lens also features enhanced fluorine lens coatings on the front and rear lens surfaces to repel dust particles and help ensure superb color balance while minimizing ghosting. The inner focusing and ring USM offer silent, fast and accurate autofocusing. Full-time manual focus adjustment is available in autofocus (AF) mode. A nine-blade circular aperture creates beautiful, soft backgrounds. A new compact four-group zoom system provides a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m/11 inches throughout the zoom range and a maximum magnification of 0.23x at the telephoto end for outstanding performance.


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Jun 01, 2014 01:54 |  #2

Seems nice.




  
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Jun 10, 2014 13:36 as a reply to  @ post 16962770 |  #3

I've got one on order, ill post a review once I get it.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 09:52 as a reply to  @ streamer's post |  #4

I have had the lens for a few weeks now. It is very comparable to the Canon 24-70 2.8 II. It is really sharp, nice contrast, fast focus. The f/4 is slightly limiting for wedding photography but not a serious detraction. I was trying to wait to see if Canon would release a great 14-24 2.8 similar to Nikon, but I thought for the price, I would get this and I am not disappointed at all. I really like it. https://photography-on-the.net …ages/smilies/ic​on_lol.gif


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Aug 26, 2014 16:29 |  #5

photojohn wrote in post #17116422 (external link)
I have had the lens for a few weeks now. It is very comparable to the Canon 24-70 2.8 II. It is really sharp, nice contrast, fast focus. The f/4 is slightly limiting for wedding photography but not a serious detraction. I was trying to wait to see if Canon would release a great 14-24 2.8 similar to Nikon, but I thought for the price, I would get this and I am not disappointed at all. I really like it. https://photography-on-the.net …ages/smilies/ic​on_lol.gif

Nice to know, I'm considering selling my 16-35 mkII for this lens, as I don't need the extra F-stop.


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Aug 27, 2014 22:55 as a reply to  @ Birdman7's post |  #6

i got it and love it.

77mm filters are a huge plus
hood that actually fits in my bag is a huge plus


but for what really matters:
it's sharper than the 2.8 II
it has IS, which more than makes up for the lost stop as far as camera shake is concerned

of course, it loses some background separation, but 2.8 and f4 aren't thaaaat different when shooting that wide.

for the price, how could i say no?




  
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Aug 28, 2014 10:29 |  #7

drewl wrote in post #17121967 (external link)
i got it and love it.

77mm filters are a huge plus
hood that actually fits in my bag is a huge plus


but for what really matters:
it's sharper than the 2.8 II
it has IS, which more than makes up for the lost stop as far as camera shake is concerned

of course, it loses some background separation, but 2.8 and f4 aren't thaaaat different when shooting that wide.

for the price, how could i say no?

Agreed! I can't wait to pick one up. I'm going to hold out through the Christmas shopping season to see if any great deals on this lens surface.

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Aug 28, 2014 13:12 |  #8

I've tried the lens, and the sharpness is great - equal to the Nikon 14-24, although not as wide (sure, it's longer at the long end, but you can get the 24-35mm range from many lenses).

But f/4 is just too slow. Two major uses of the 16-35 f/2.8 are night landscapes (where you want to show the night sky, not star trails) and for low-light photography of moving subjects (e.g. street scenes, live events, people). The IS compensates for camera shake, but not motion blur due to needing twice the exposure time at f/4 as compared to f/2.8.




  
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Sep 09, 2014 00:07 as a reply to  @ Shadowblade's post |  #9

that's why 1DX has ISO 8 million though.




  
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Sep 09, 2014 02:57 |  #10

drewl wrote in post #17143502 (external link)
that's why 1DX has ISO 8 million though.

Which is absolutely useless if you make large prints, need dynamic range (which you don't get at high ISO regardless of the camera) and care about image quality.




  
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