Given the interest in this lens and the limitations on my time, I'll go ahead and start posting the various pieces of my review here, starting with the infamous
brick wall tests. Since everyone seems most interested in the performance at f/11 and f/16, I'll get started with that. I shot the other apertures and some real-world stuff, and will post those in the coming days.
Photos in this gallery compare the 16-35 f/4 IS to:
1. TS-E 17/f4 at 16/17mm
2. TS-E 24 f/4 II, 24 f/1.4 II, and 24-70 f/2.8 II at 24mm
3. 24-70 f/2.8 II at 24mm at 35mmhttp://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other-Work/Samples/18380171_8wZhRL#!i=1416492110&k=BxP74wb
(starting with photo labelled "2014-07-04 14...")
1. All photos are JPEG (max quality) screen captures of side-by-side comparisons in PS CC 2014 of TIFF files processed in DxO 9.5 using the "No Corrections" setting
2. The files and are labeled (typo and all
with the lens model, focal length & aperture as shown in the subwindow in PS
3. Photos are shown in the following order - (1) full frame, (2) center @100%, (3) top-left corner @100%, and (4) bottom-right corner @100%. The top-left is darker, bottom-right is brighter showing more CA.4. Click on the "O" or "Original" size at the top of the screen to see / save & download the photos at full size.
5. Camera settings - 5DIII, Av, ISO 100, tripod, cable release
Bonus: the gallery also contains an informal (read: personal) comparison of the EF 14 f/2.8 II, 24 f/1.4 II, & Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 II I did a few years ago.
Feel free to ask questions (and complain about my technique, etc
) about these boring photos and stay tuned for more.