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16 - 35 f4 is vr 17 - 55 f2.8 crop

 
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Jun 27, 2014 13:21 |  #1

16 - 35 mm f4 is vs 17 - 55 f 2.8 on a cropped body ......I have to replace my 17-55 witch I love but build / dust etc etc etc now question is would I miss the 2.8 for event and hand held landscapes .........is f2.8 to f4 worth it for better build and bump up the iso ? No not going full frame :) cheers




  
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Jun 27, 2014 13:27 |  #2

I would get the Sigma 18-35 f1.8 if I were you. It will be cheaper than the new 16-35 f4 AND the f1.8 aperture will be far more useful for you.




  
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Jun 27, 2014 13:34 |  #3

Why are you replacing the 17-55?




  
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Jun 27, 2014 14:12 |  #4

If you're not switching to full frame I would stick with what you have. The dust is one of those things that doesn't effect IQ but really nags at some people. It bothered me a little when I had mine. I watched this video -> http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=PCNNtyEO9vY (external link) and took care of the dust myself. I'm not sure you would gain anything by switching. The 17-55 is a super sharp lens and holds it own against L glass. I would imagine at events you will miss f2.8 and the long end of your 17-55.


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Jun 27, 2014 14:20 as a reply to  @ P_Elting's post |  #5

Plus it takes like 5-10 minutes to clean out the dust, just a cosmetic cover, 3 screws and you can clean behind the front element. :)


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Jun 27, 2014 14:27 |  #6

The 17-55 is a first-rate lens and very sharp even at 2.8. You would be giving up both range and light gathering by switching to a 16-35. I would desperately miss that 20mm of "reach" if I had to give up my favorite lens. :)


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Jun 27, 2014 19:27 |  #7

whu-1 wrote in post #16997969 (external link)
question is would I miss the 2.8 for event and hand held landscapes

I don't know you but to for me it would be yes and yes.

If you're looking to replace the 17-55 I'd suggest the sigma 18-35 f1.8. Better build quality, better image quality, and f1.8. The down side is only 35mm and not 55mm (but since you're considering the 16-35 f4L the point is moot)




  
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Jun 28, 2014 00:49 |  #8

not sure why you'd even consider replacing the 17-55/2.8 with the 16-35/4 for a crop camera. if you're happy with the shorter zoom range, i'd suggest the sigma 18-35/1.8 instead


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Jul 01, 2014 15:25 |  #9

Cheers for the replys guys .........I've givern it away with my 60 d to repay a act of kindness , I can replace it when I'm home far cheaper than it can be picked them up for in the UK :) then build and dust did bug me hence then question :)




  
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Jul 01, 2014 15:51 |  #10

I looked at the sigma 18-35 1.8 but think I'd miss the is :)




  
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