Darn you, Bryan...
Time to sell my 16-35/2.8L II.
The quality of this lens has been evident for a week or two or more now. There was some guy PhilA that posted pics and the corners are pretty good.
IMHO the 16-35/f4L reduces the value of the all previous wide angle zooms to sub-$400, if that.
Unless you need f/2.8, the 17-40 and 16-35 are just not worth having on a FF Canon now that this lens is here.
The only purpose they have now is for a mid-range zoom on APS-C cameras.
That's not to say that people won't find a buyers for the 16-35/f2.8 at ~$1195 or more because there are always uninformed buyers that want to be robbed of their money.
If you now offered me a 16-35/f2.8L II for free
, I'd say "No thank you."
So if you haven't sold your wide angle zoom already then your chances of getting close to your money back are quickly evaporating. Can you beat the thundering heard of other owners that rush to offload their lens?
Bryan's closing remark echos my thoughts:No other Canon or Canon-mount ultra-wide angle zoom lens can touch this one.