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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM

 
chrisd999
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Jul 09, 2014 06:09 |  #106

mystik610 wrote in post #16992826 (external link)
Looking back at some photos I took last night to test the IS out....mostly at 1/2 a second. The first batch of photos were garbage as I was carelessly putting a bit too much confidence in the IS. As I went along I started to more actively try to steady myself and control my breathing as I went along as was able to more consistently nail shots at 1/2 a second. There's definitely a technique involved and probably a learning curve, but handheld 1/2 and possibly even 1 second exposures are doable on this lens.

Quick example at 1/2 a second....nothing special, but very nice to see the beautiful star pattern in the specular highlights I've enjoyed on the 24-70II

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Mystik610, I noticed you were shooting this lens on the A7R. I assume you are using a Metabones adapter. Aside from your great sharp results at slow shutter speeds, is there any way to know when the Image stabilization is active or not?

I turn it on and off on the lens (16-35/4), and I can't tell the difference. I've tried both green and advanced modes on the MB, and turned OSS on and off in the camera, and still can't tell if it is working when it should be. It seems to be working all the time, but I can't tell one way or the other.


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Jul 09, 2014 22:34 |  #107

chrisd999 wrote in post #17020411 (external link)
Mystik610, I noticed you were shooting this lens on the A7R. I assume you are using a Metabones adapter. Aside from your great sharp results at slow shutter speeds, is there any way to know when the Image stabilization is active or not?

I turn it on and off on the lens (16-35/4), and I can't tell the difference. I've tried both green and advanced modes on the MB, and turned OSS on and off in the camera, and still can't tell if it is working when it should be. It seems to be working all the time, but I can't tell one way or the other.

The IS makes a distinct sound when it engages and disengages. Its a pretty good indication that the IS motor has engaged.

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Jul 10, 2014 02:09 |  #108

mystik610 wrote in post #17022106 (external link)
The IS makes a distinct sound when it engages and disengages. Its a pretty good indication that the IS motor has engaged.

Another great shot mystic. Interesting angle. Nice shallow DOF I thought not possible on this lens.

Thanks for the reply, now it know what I'm listening for. I'm hearing a faint " thht" every time I half press and release the shutter button. IS on an ultra wide lens such as this is really hard to see visually through the VF but now I can see it is working when it engages.


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Jul 10, 2014 07:48 |  #109

This shot also clearly shows the small amount of field curvature that one needs to be aware of when looking to produce sharp corners, and why flat targets only show part of the story.


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Jul 10, 2014 11:27 |  #110

mystic - great shot ^^^
i wouldn't have guessed, as well, that an f4 lens would be capable of such a narrow DOF
inspiring


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Jul 11, 2014 00:44 as a reply to  @ ceriltheblade's post |  #111

5D3+16-35 f/4 IS+wide gamut
ISO200 handheld

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Jul 11, 2014 00:46 |  #112

airbutchie wrote in post #16984411 (external link)
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yeah, well, fourth(tieth+) post here AH HAHA!
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Jul 11, 2014 04:59 |  #113

I haven't had a chance to use my 16-35 outdoors yet. I must take it out for a walk this weekend!

But it's so cold out...


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Jul 12, 2014 22:07 |  #114

Here are some shots I managed to get while out for an evening stroll in Indianapolis this week. All are hand-held except the last two building shots which were tripod-mounted.

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Jul 13, 2014 08:58 |  #115

I've put my 24-105 up for sale to be replaced with this lens. The sharpness on these photos is noticeable and stunning. Every single example posted in this threaded has amazing sharpness. Excited as I've never had an Ultra wide before. Really looking forward to the 16-24 range.


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Jul 13, 2014 09:26 |  #116

GuitarDTO wrote in post #17028562 (external link)
I've put my 24-105 up for sale to be replaced with this lens. The sharpness on these photos is noticeable and stunning. Every single example posted in this threaded has amazing sharpness. Excited as I've never had an Ultra wide before. Really looking forward to the 16-24 range.

I've enjoyed the stuff you've been posting on the sigma 35 thread. Anxious to see what you create on the 16-35!


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Jul 13, 2014 09:48 |  #117

quick question please, as far as I can tell from the pictures online - the hood of the 16-35 L IS is flat i.e. that it doesn't have the same curved wide design like the 10-22 or the 17-40 which doesn't allow one to rest the lens on the hood when changing it, for instance. Is that a correct understanding?


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Jul 14, 2014 08:12 |  #118

Two questions:
1. Anybody compared to 17 TSE or Zeiss 21 in terms of corner to corner sharpness?
2. This lens is plastic....what do you think about durability and build quality? Will it survive arctic weather?


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Jul 14, 2014 11:32 |  #119

Downtown Los Angeles.

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Jul 14, 2014 14:18 |  #120

ceriltheblade wrote in post #17028656 (external link)
quick question please, as far as I can tell from the pictures online - the hood of the 16-35 L IS is flat i.e. that it doesn't have the same curved wide design like the 10-22 or the 17-40 which doesn't allow one to rest the lens on the hood when changing it, for instance. Is that a correct understanding?

Yeah, it's flat on the two longer edges.




  
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