Lenses / Re: Canon Announces Two New EF Ultra Wide-Angle Zoom Lenses and White EOS Rebel SL1 Digital SLR Came« on: May 13, 2014, 08:30:24 AM »
I think that the new 16-35mm IS will be a big seller... if I had all three (17-40, 16-35mm 2.8II), this would be the tempting option.. In Canon's new (absurd) pricing structure I am pleasantly surprised at the intro price of this lens. I think this lens makes the 17-40mm a non-entity (except for price!). When I added an ultra-wide zoom to my quiver I had initially purchased the 17-40mm but sent it right back...What bothered me was the "short throw" in the zoom ring at the wide end. There was very little to no separation between focal lengths. This is not talked about very often, but it was a total deal-breaker for me. I ended up biting the bullet and waiting for a good sale/rebate situation on the 16-35II. In the current spread and pricing of Canon lenses I this this offering and pricepoint seem reasonable (relatively). Although, my last lens purchase was a Sigma (35mm), and my next lens purchase will be a Sigma (50mm), too!.....so perhaps Canon will become even more "reasonable" with their price structure as it has been woobling out of control!